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KTR has added a hydrostatic drive to the Bowex FLE-PA coupling for construction machinery.

The new Bowex FLE-PAC is a torsionally rigid curved-tooth flange coupling made from a nylon disk with a steel flange.

Hydrostatic applications in agricultural and construction machinery have an increasing demand for a longer working lifetime between service intervals, according to the company.

Based on the design of the Bowex FLE-PA and the combination of new materials, the coupling has been developed specifically for these increased demands.

The polyamide part of the Bowex FLE-PAC is reinforced with carbon, which improves the abrasion wear, thus extending the product’s lifetime.

The nylon flange is manufactured as an integral part of the thin steel plate, resulting in a compact solution to the drive train.

KTR claims that another benefit of the design is the short mounting length of the coupling.

The combination of nylon disk and steel flange allows the coupling to be produced at a low cost, while an axial plug-in facilitates assembly, with no need for expensive additional alignment tools and adapter solutions.

The Bowex FLE-PAC flange, in combination with the curved-tooth technology of Bowex hubs, is claimed to offer new possibilities for agricultural and construction applications.

KTR Couplings

KTR is a German coupling manufacturer with over 50 years' experience providing power transmission products to a wide range of markets sectors including industrial pumps, construction, marine, hydraulics, rail, mining, machine tools, wind turbine technology and other renewable energy industries.

Since 1959 KTR has gone from being a relatively small manufacturer in Germany to having over 20 well-established subsidiaries around the world, making it one of the only coupling manufacturers in the world with its own global sales and service network, research and development facilities and in house engineering expertise.

KTR Couplings Ltd has specialised in the sale of power transmission products within the UK for over 10 years, offering over 30,000 different products available from stock representing 40 per cent of KTR’s total product range. The remaining 60 per cent of KTR output comes in the form of custom designs, manufactured to customer requirements, and one of the reasons why KTR is widely considered as the driving force behind the development of the worldwide coupling market and the production of world-class power transmission components. 

Other areas of expertise include hydraulic components — including bellhousings, damping elements, oil coolers, tank heaters and accessories; steel tanks — either standard off the shelf or bespoke tanks; torque limiters; torque measurement and clamping elements.

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