Troy Markland knows power transmission like the back of his hand. He has been in the industry for almost 40 years and has managed Fenner’s range of power transmission products since CBC became a supplier for them in 2011.
According to Troy, Fenner’s range is unmatched in terms of versatility and flexibility for the full spectrum of industrial applications. “Particularly in an agricultural setting, you will find solution opportunities on irrigation pumps, air compressors, mixers, blowers and machine engines,” he says.
Fenner® Power Transmission (FPT) is a British headquartered engineering and manufacturing giant that was founded in 1861 by Joseph Henry Fenner. The company developed a reputation for their extensive research and development in high-tech non-rubber polymers, thermoplastic elastomers, and complex textile reinforcements.
Since its inception 150 years ago, Fenner® has leveraged its advanced research into polymers, raw materials and compounds, innovative 3D modelling and testing processes, to enhance product performance.
One of the product ranges Fenner® have honed is that of their coupling elements, where they have a diverse selection for customers to choose from. Troy summarises as to why these are such a popular choice among CBC clientele.
“Fenner® couplings are constructed to absorb shock load, allow for misalignment, and transmit power,” says Troy. “All the while maintaining the integrity of the connection, which is what makes the couplings suited to a variety of applications in a farming environment.”
He continues, “Fenner® shaft couplings range from highly resilient to rigid and are all precision manufactured using high quality cast iron or steel, and the latest polymer and composite technology.”
“CBC proudly supplies the Fenner® semi-elastic, generic HRC couplings as the optimal generic solution for transferring loads and power on agricultural machinery,” says Troy.
The semi-elastic flexible HRC couplings are designed for general purpose use and permit quick and easy assembly by means of a Taper Lock® bush fixing. Their components have been designed for use on machinery driven by standard electric motors.
Their fully machined exterior allows for straight edged alignment and their shaft connection is fail safe due to the interacting dog design.
CBC can assist in selecting the correct HRC couplings for a particular machine taking into consideration service and design factors, coupling sizing, and bore fit. CBC works closely with customers in the agricultural segment to fit the right solution to the right application.
Fenner® also offers detailed technical support manuals at:
HRC Couplings Features and Benefits
• Offers simple, straightforward fitting
• Ease of alignment and fitting using straight edge and machined outside diameters
• Fail-safe design due to interacting dog design
• Accommodates incidental misalignment
• High performance, low cost
• Power ratings are matched to standard motor sizes
• Standard and FRAS elements available
• Flywheel fixing variant available
• Pilot bore design available