News Category: Couplings
September 18, 2017
Vincent Lagarrigue, Director, Trelleborg Oil and Marine explains how a rapidly diversifying LNG market requires transfer solutions to evolve to keep pace While global demand for LNG (liquefied natural gas) shows little sign of slowing, demand patterns are changing, requiring increasing flexibility from those who transport and transfer this fuel. According to a recent... [Read More]

June 27, 2017
Marine couplings specialist Gall Thomson has introduced a new, neutral buoyancy float for marine breakaway couplings (MBC). Named UltraFloat, the new float has been specifically designed to fit around the external profile of the MBC. When two are fitted to an MBC they provide neutral buoyancy, eliminating any reduction in buoyancy on the adjacent hoses. The float has... [Read More]

January 9, 2017
Altra Industrial Motion Corp., a global manufacturer of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products, has closed on the acquisition of the Stromag business from GKN. Stromag generated approximately €131 million in revenue in 2015, and the acquisition is anticipated to be accretive to Altra’s earnings in 2017, excluding any one-time or acquisition-related... [Read More]

November 24, 2016
Alpha Process Controls (APC) has secured a contract to supply GNL Quintero regasification terminal in Chile with its LNG hose transfer system with innovative emergency release collar (ERC) breakaway couplings. The UK-based division of the GT Group will deliver the complete ERC systems, consisting of liquid and vapour lines, which will be employed for emergency ship-to-shore... [Read More]

September 23, 2016
PSC Couplings, a manufacturer of disc couplings for power transmission applications, has introduced the Series 57 drop-out spacer disc coupling. This innovative design features enhanced AGMA Class 9 rating as standard with no balance required up to 3600rpm, with Class 10 and Class 11 ratings as optional. All couplings have fully interchangeable parts without the need... [Read More]

August 31, 2016
Colder Products Co. (CPC), a provider of quick disconnect couplings and fittings for plastic tubing, has expanded of its HFC12 Series quick disconnect couplings with 14 new panel mount options. The new couplings allow original equipment manufacturers to easily integrate flexible tubing connections directly into their devices or equipment. The HFC12 Series and its panel... [Read More]

August 22, 2016
Refuelling equipment manufacturer Elaflex has revealed a full range of cam locking couplings adhering to the EN 14420-7 standard in every regard. The couplings are reliable, leak-proof, and ope­rationally safe, available in sizes DN19 to 100mm. The cam lock coupling are manufactured in stainless steels with female BSP thread connection or with integrated hose tail... [Read More]

August 8, 2016
Power management company Eaton has expanded its FD85 Series quick disconnect coupling product line with new sizes, making them available in 1¼” and 2” body sizes. All sizes of the FD85 thread-to-connect couplings series, including the previously announced ¾”, 1”, and 1½” sizes, now carry a Lloyd’s Registry Certificate... [Read More]

July 19, 2016
Hose and joint manufacturer Elaflex has launced a new online product configurator for the Mann Tek dry disconnect couplings range. Mann Tek, based in Sweden, is part of the Elaflex group, and develops and supplies its couplings for clean, safe and spill free handling of fluids, gases and bulk powders. The new online tool offers all types of dry disconnect and safety... [Read More]

June 20, 2016
Fort Vale is launching a new version of its Safeload API bottom loading coupler with an aluminium handle to ease operators’ workload. The new handle reduces the mechanical effort required to open and close the poppet during service, making the Safeload API coupler easier and more comfortable to operate. Ergonomically designed, it has a grab handle to make it quicker... [Read More]

June 17, 2016
Emco Wheaton has released a new Todo emergency break-away coupling for bottom loading applications that reduces incident risk and improves operator safety. The tried and tested Todo 4” aluminium break-away coupling has been specifically adapted for bottom loading arm applications with the addition of a TTMA flange. The device be applied on new loading arms, while... [Read More]

February 10, 2016
UK coupling manufacturer Renold Couplings will launch two new product ranges at the Drives & Controls exhibition, being held at Birmingham’s NEC this April. Designed for industrial applications, the Hi-Tec RBI coupling range builds on existing RB offering by incorporating a new block profile to increase torque throughput by 50%. As with the existing industrial... [Read More]

January 21, 2016
Renold Couplings is making a significant investment in the future of its Cardiff manufacturing facility. The investment centres on the installation of new machines to increase production and reduce lead times of couplings manufactured at the site. Two of the machines are now fully operational, with a further two to follow later in 2016.  “With the DMG Mori-Seiki... [Read More]

November 12, 2015
Renold Couplings’ Hi-Tec range of pilot bored RB rubber-in-compression couplings are now available ‘off the shelf’. Used across a variety of production industries, the Hi-Tec RB coupling transmits torque using compressed rubber elements to dampen vibration and eliminate backlash. This results in the efficient operation of the drive train, while removing... [Read More]

August 11, 2015
Fire pump engine packages often see the most extreme environmental conditions. During the design and development phase it is imperative to analyse the system and validate the connection between the internal combustion engine and the driven pump. Reich has designed a highly torsionally flexible coupling capable of supporting a drive shaft connection for the fire pump... [Read More]

June 12, 2015
In recent years, the number of gas and steam combined cycle power plants (CCPPs) have increased significantly, primarily in the US. A total of 138 new plants were planned between 2013 and 2015 alone. In addition to their high efficiency, currently up to about 60%, CCPPs feature flexible operating times when covering demand peaks. Besides this, they meet the government... [Read More]