in News Departments > Products & Technology
print the content item

Plymouth, Minn.-based Zero-Max Inc., a manufacturer of power transmission components, has introduced composite disc couplings for the wind turbine industry.

The couplings are designed with composite disc packs at both ends of a center spacer. These patented designed disc packs provide the true strength and calculable flexibility of the coupling. The composite disc packs (flex elements) allow a surplus of parallel and axial misalignment, while remaining torsionally stiff through all harmonic ranges of the wind turbine's oscillating load.

Depending on application, the Zero-Max's center spacers can be machined out of steel, composite glass fiber or 6061-T6 aluminum. Through the use of finite element analysis, these center spacers can be engineered to withstand in excess of 70,000 Newton meters of torque, depending on the material selected.

For more information, visit zero-max.com.

SOURCE: Zero-Max Inc.



Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

Duke Energy Commits $500M To Major Solar Expansion In N.C.

The utility company says the investment will help further diversify its portfolio, as well as increase solar power for its North Carolina customers by 60%.


Sensus Issues Refund To SaskPower After Smart Meter Woes

As SaskPower continues to swap out its Sensus units following several meter failures, the two companies have reached an agreement in order for the utility to recover costs.


The Smart Utility's Guide To Choosing A Smart Meter

Electricity providers across North America are taking on grid modernization. This article outlines the myriad factors a utility should consider in order to select the best-possible smart meter.


DOE Report: U.S. Wind Power Prices Reach All-Time Low

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), wind power continues to play a larger role in the U.S.' energy mix and is the cheapest it has ever been in the country.


Survey Reveals What U.S. Consumers Expect From Their Utilities

GE's new survey measures Americans' views on the state and future of the grid, as well as how much extra consumers would be willing to pay for better power reliability.

S&C Electric_id176
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
edf_id180
Future Energy_id187