The hydro-power market demands speed increasers with high efficiency to enable the power transmission between a hydraulic turbine and an electric machine.
For more than 60 years, Lufkin has been designing and manufacturing speed increasers for a variety of installations and has specialized in the following ones:
To serve best the requirements of vertically-installed turbines for low heads, Lufkin has developed the PV2C series.
The fabricated gear case supports the electric machine via a lantern connection and takes up the hydraulic thrust. Thus Lufkin designs strong reinforcing ribs in order to achieve perfect rigidity and stability of the assembly and helical gears made from alloy steel, carburized, hardened and profile ground.
Gears, rolling bearings and thrust bearings are designed to ensure the best operating life and minimize downtime.
The PV2C series ensure very high efficiency as well as low sound level.