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Twin Disc AM Pump Drive Range: A Comprehensive Solution for Hydraulic Systems

The Twin Disc line of pump drives, available from MIT, offers a versatile and robust solution for hydraulic systems across various applications. With a range of gear ratios that include options for both speed increasing and speed reducing configurations, these pump drives are designed to meet the diverse requirements of hydraulic setups. Modular Design and […]

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Hybrid propulsion system for Cyclone 30-33/38

The Transfluid hybrid transmission system is a versatile and easy-to-install system that integrates with standard engines and transmissions. It functions as an electric motor and generator, supporting up to 1100 kW in thermal power and 300 kW in electric mode. It is compatible with various transmission types and offers benefits such as reduced engine hours, […]

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Electric propulsion system for GM7M hull

Bellmarine’s electric motor, combined with a battery and genset, provides a clean and efficient propulsion solution for vessels under 8 meters. This advanced system enhances operational efficiency and environmental compatibility, making it a great alternative to traditional engines. Vessel type: GM7M inshore fishing vessel Vessel length: 6.95m Beam: 2.85m Draught: 1.2m Top speed: 5/6knts (2.5hrs)* […]

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The Role of Reduction Gearboxes in Enhancing Efficiency of Electric Propelled Vessels

Electric-powered propulsion is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional diesel systems in certain applications due to their sustainability credentials, efficiency and reliability. However, many people may not be familiar with the inner workings of an electric motor and why a reduction gearbox is normally required. In this article, we will explore the basics of […]

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The key to a successful decarbonisation project

Why integration is key to maximising performance and ROI of zero and low carbon projects through complete system integration and vessel understanding, exploring critical drivers in successful decarbonisation projects.   Discover the critical factors for success, solutions and opportunities for performance within a diesel alternative drive array by downloading our FREE white paper. Introduction – […]

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What are the benefits of water lubricated stern tubes?

At MIT we champion environmentally sound sustainable solutions for our customers. We understand that careful consideration is required to apply the right solutions to a given application and operating profile. Once installed we support our customers throughout the operational life of the equipment. One area that we have a good deal of experience in is […]

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A Smooth Path To Drive Coupling Selection

A Smooth Path To Drive Coupling Selection       Engineers and designers working on power transmission applications can often face a daunting task when it comes to specifying the most appropriate drive coupling for the task in hand. Detailed consideration must be given to both sides of the drive equation, input and output, with […]

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Stay aligned to avoid problems in the drivetrain

The importance of coupling alignment For drive couplings to be fully effective, it is essential that not only is the correct type of coupling specified for the application but that the coupling is also correctly installed and aligned. Although certain coupling types are designed to accommodate some shaft misalignment or displacement in service, like any […]

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A Guide To Auxiliary Power Options

Auxiliary Power Options – Marine Applications Working vessels that need to ensure optimum profitability and power efficiently often require auxiliary power, which is achieved by using a range of solutions utilising both pump drives and PTO’s. Auxiliary power is commonly required mostly in the form of hydraulics operating equipment such as cranes, fishing equipment, winches, […]

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How Quieter Air Compressors Benefit Your Workplace

How can quieter air compressors benefit your workplace? The modern workplace is full of noise. Whether you’re in a machine shop or office environment, loud sounds are everywhere, generated by a variety of machines that allow you the opportunity to carry out your work. While some loud sounds are unavoidable at work, many can be […]

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