Compressors and Turbomachinery Solution
Gas compressor and turbomachinery OEMs are pushing the efficiency envelope of their equipment by leveraging smaller form factors and higher speeds, creating rotordynamic challenges. To achieve the best weight and power density possible, a more compact coupling was required to meet the torque requirements of the application. Building on a foundation of reliability, safety, innovation and performance, Regal took up the challenge to design a Kop-Flex® coupling for these demanding applications.
Kop-Flex® High Performance Disc Coupling 2.0 was created for these highly engineered compressor and turbomachinery systems. By using cutting edge analysis tools such as advanced finite element analysis, in-house static and dynamic testing and fatigue life testing, the HP Disc 2.0 was developed, delivering improve stress distribution reduced reaction loads, a 15-30% weight reduction, a reduced coupling diameter, decreasing windage effects and weight reduction.