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25 - 550 Nm

MINEX®-S magnetic coupling with containment shroud made of ceramics

Magnetic coupling with containment shroud made of ceramics - economic and energy-efficient

Like with the PEEK version, the MINEX magnetic coupling with containment shroud made of ceramics is an economic, energy-efficient alternative to metallic containment shroud version. It does not generate any losses of eddy current and thus does not generate any heat so that usually expensive cooling measures can be eliminated. 

Moreover, compared to PEEK the containment shrouds made of ceramics of this magnetic coupling are characterized by higher pressure resistance and excellent temperature resistance.

Typical application of the magnetic coupling with containment shroud made of ceramics:

  • vacuum pumps 
  • fan drives
  • compressors
  • agitators
  • PU foaming lines
  • Magnetic coupling with containment shroud made of ceramics
  • No generation of heat caused by the containment shroud (losses of eddy current)
  • Optimally suitable for specifications up to 25 bars and +300 °C
  • Torque range from 25 to 550 Nm
  • Internal cooling measures are not necessary
  • Particularly suitable for dry running drives
  • Suitable for potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX)
  • Shear type, separating, slipping
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General description of magnetic couplings:

The magnetic couplings of the MINEX® range are permanent-magnetic couplings transmitting the torque without contact through magnetic forces between two magnetic rotors. The standard type MINEX®-S with containment shroud and magnets positioned radially ensures hermetic separation of driving and driven side in pumps and agitators. 

As a hysteresis coupling version it is in turn suitable as a wear-free overload protection alternatively to classical safety couplings. With the disk coupling which is optionally available the magnets face each other axially so that torques can be transmitted through plane walls. The transmittable torque can be varied by adjusting the air gap.

Sealing function of magnetic couplings:

The main component of the MINEX-S magnetic coupling is the so-called containment shroud that is fixed to the driven-side power pack separating internal and external rotor. It ensures a completely leak-proof separation of product space and atmosphere. Sealing is made statically, e. g. by means of a flat seal or an O-ring, thus eliminating the need to use dynamically loaded sealing elements.

As a standard KTR supplies both metallic and non-metallic containment shrouds. The metallic types cover the widest application range, yet causing eddy current losses which might require cooling measures. If eddy current losses can definitely be excluded, the energy-efficient alternative materials PEEK ceramics are available.

Retrofit Kits for conveying pumps

Flange pumps with a conventional shaft sealing such as gland, shaft seal or something similar as a standard version can be retrofitted with the MINEX®-S magnetic coupling without much designing effort.

Retrofit for PUR foaming processes

When conveying and metering the media polyol and isocyanate in PUR processing plants, ambient air has to be prevented from penetrating into the process, since otherwise adverse reactions might be generated.

KTR provides standard conversion kits for reliable sealing of such drives, among other things for axial piston pumps type REXROTH A2VK and ROTARY POWER series C offering the following benefits:

  • maintenance-free operation
  • significantly reduced downtimes
  • no more problems with sealing
  • better efficiency and higher process reliability

The subassemblies are available for all motor-pump-combinations and with various materials.

KTR hydraulic components (see "subassemblies and conversion kits") such as KTR bellhousings, foot flanges and damping rods

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