Reich Flexible Couplings Deliver The Power For High Pressure Cleaning

When it comes to cleaning there is no more environmentally friendly solution than using water. When directed precisely at a surface under high pressure, water is a highly effective cleaning medium and has proven to be the perfect solution for many industrial applications.

High-pressure water systems are commonly used to clean the internal and external surfaces of different types of containers, industrial equipment and surfaces. Water is also used for other applications as diverse as cleaning pipes, ducts, heat exchangers, ship-sides and even airport runways. The engines that power these high-pressure cleaning units are usually connected to a plunger pump, and in applications such as this, Reich-Kupplungen offers the perfect coupling solution.

The mobile industrial high-pressure cleaning unit shown here comprises of a180 kW diesel engine running at 1880 rpm, directly connected to a 1000 bar high-pressure pump, via a highly flexible Reich ARCUSAFLEX coupling. The different sizes within the ARCUSAFLEX flange coupling series cover a torque range from 200 to 110000 Nm (corresponding to up to approx. 6500 kW at 1000 rpm).

The element versions are available in different torsional stiffness’s and allow for tuning to the most favourable torsional vibration situation. The flange connection dimensions of ARCUSAFLEX couplings comply with SAE J 620 or DIN 6281 standards. Alternative flange dimensions and lengths can be supplied upon request.

When a highly flexible coupling is employed in a drive train, the resonance frequencies are usually moved outside of the operating speed range. Critical torsional vibrations and torque shocks, not only generated by the engine, but also by the pump, are damped at the same time. The optimised design of highly flexible Reich couplings, which takes into account both the excitations from the engine and the pump, extends the service life of all power transmission components, therefore reducing the total cost of ownership. The respective torsional vibration calculations are performed as a customer service by Reich-Kupplungen for high-pressure pumps, screw and piston compressors, and all combustion engine drives.

With a heritage spanning over 70 years, Reich-Kupplungen is recognised today as specialists in power transmission technology. From the beginning, everything has revolved around rubber technology, elastomers, and bonding with all types of metals.

Product development and production have always been performed in-house, ensuring the highest levels of competence in the design and manufacture of couplings for every power transmission application.

Reich-Kupplungen offers a comprehensive range of couplings, allowing the most appropriate variant to be selected for virtually any drive application. In addition, customer specific applications can be developed and prototypes manufactured in line with this company’s D2C (Designed to Customer) philosophy.

For more information please contact:

Mr David Proud
General Manager
Reich Drive Systems UK Limited

Unit 4, Bankside Business Park

Coronation Street




Telephone +44(0) 161 714 4191

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