ETP Transmission provide Volvo Penta a smooth solution
In the beginning of April, Volvo Penta tried a brand new concept which involved connecting a motor to an electric brake in their boat engine D13. The solution consisted of ETP Transmissions hydromechanical hub-shaft ETP-HYLOC and the result was successful.
– Everything went really well throughout the process. The shaft was easy to mount and definitely lived up to our expectations, says Dan Johansson, Facility Process and Mechanical Engineer at Volvo Penta.
The marine innovators Volvo Penta, who are a part of Volvo Group, develop everything from propulsion systems, drivelines to user interfaces. This spring, the innovation company has worked on their cylinder diesel engine Volvo Penta D13 which contains a high-pressure injection system, overhead camshaft and twin-entry turbo with water-cooled exhaust manifold. During a special testing Volvo Penta tried to connect the motor to an electric brake, placing the hydromechanical connection ETP-HYLOC on the shaft between the motor and the brake that slows the engine down.
– The idea behind the project was to design a new clutch that we needed to connect to our brake in the test room. Therefore we needed a joint that we could mount on the shaft. ETP-HYLOC was a great alternative because of the easy assembly and the fact that it can handle very heavy operations, says Dan Johansson.
ETP-HYLOC - Strong and easy to assemble
The hydromechanical hub-shaft connection is ideally suited to work in difficult environments and heavy operations such as steel rolling mills and process industries. Aside from being able to handle heavy loads ETP-HYLOC is also fast to mount and contains a good concentricity which was advantageous in the new concept that Volvo Penta developed.
– We are quite satisfied with the hydromechanical shaft. The main advantages that we experienced was the quick assembly and the high precision as well as the adjustability. We will be using ETP-HYLOC this fall in a concept which will be held in a test room as well, concludes Dan Johansson.