Selecting the right HRC couplings for the job

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. 
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A reliable coupling for HVAC systems

When asked to describe the most important features of Rexnord® Addax® composite couplings, Steve Hittmann, National Product Manager – Mechanical Drives at CBC, has a long list to go through: Corrosion resistance, high-misalignment capacity, excellent fatigue resistance, low weight, ease of installation and ease of maintenance, to name a few. As the pioneer for advanced composite couplings, Rexnord first introduced Addax couplings for the cooling tower industry in 1987. More than 30 years later, the couplings are still market leading for the many benefits they bring to the efficient operation of cooling towers and other heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. CBC, in partnership with Rexnord, offers assistance with selection, design and installation of Addax composite couplings. Steve says this close partnership between the two companies is particularly beneficial to the end users because “no two coupling installations are the same.”
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Adding innovation to the mix

Adds Up Engineering, a Bundaberg-based business, has been manufacturing custom designed farming equipment such as fertigation units, harvesters, in-shed equipment, spraying units and ground preparation equipment since 1998.  Founder Tony Denton says working with suppliers such as BSC  to source quality spare parts and components has been instrumental to his business’ growth. The Rexnord FalkTM Wrapflex couplings form a key component in Adds Up Engineering’s self-contained fertigation units, which are used to mix fertilisers and chemicals. Read More