Voith has launched a new NX series, which has been specifically for applications in the low power range up to 10 MW. The Vorecon variable speed planetary gear from Voith provides speed control with maximum reliability and low life cycle costs (LCC) in the oil and gas industry.
The Vorecon is utilised throughout the entire value-added chain of the oil and gas industry. In the new series, a torque converter offers efficient speed control. In accordance with the proven Vorecon superimposing principle, this uses only a small part of the input power. Depending on the speed required, this power is fed back to the driveline by way of the planetary gear on the driven side. Adjustable pump blades in the torque converter provide the control – stepless and wear-free.
In the Vorecon NX a helical gear on the output side adapts the output speed to the compressor. This allows a modular design with a standardised speed control system.
Within the Vorecon portfolio, the NX series covers power ranges up to 10 MW.The new type also has an integrated working and lubrication oil system that fills the torque converter and supplies its own gearbox, the drive motor and the driven machine with lubrication oil in parallel.
Additionally, the Vorecon has a statistical reliability of 99.98% and a Mean Time Between Failure of 48 yrs.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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