Floating shaft for cooling tower

For cooling-tower applications, where there is a long distance between the driven and driver components, a carbon-fibre floating shaft can be an excellent lightweight solution. These types of couplings can be supplied in lengths greater than 10 metres, making it unnecessary to use heavy metallic couplings with bearing assemblies. This particular coupling, recently supplied to…

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Expanding our partnership with Datum Electronics

We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our partnership with Datum Electronics. With immediate effect we have started activities for the German marine market from our Hamburg office. Ideally situated in the Hamburg port area, we are at the heart of the German maritime industry, which consists of over 200+ shipping companies which…

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Belted Drive Pulleys

Intertech just delivered a set of bespoke Lütgert belt drive pulleys for one of our Scandinavian customers. The project consisted of 710×100 mm and a 425×100 mm pulleys cast in EN-GJL-200 material, both machined to be fitted with 3535 taper lock bushes. The parts were supplied freshly painted in pitch black to RAL 9005. Lütgert…

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Bespoke Stüwe Shrink Disc

Stüwe has just dispatched a bespoke version of its WK-310-12 shrink disc, which will be fitted directly on a gear coupling supplied to us by our client in the Netherlands. Once the assembly is returned, it will be installed into the cutter drive line of a dredging vessel. This particular shrink disc is capable of…

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Hannover Messe review

Intertech attended this year’s Hannover Messe on 1-5 April. Our participation was a great success, with the number of visitors at our stand exceeding all expectations. In total, the five-day event attracted over 215.000 visitors from around the world. We would like to thank all those who stopped by our stand to show interest in…

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Hannover Messe

Intertech will be present at this year’s Hannover Messe, which will take place from 1 to 5 April next week. We will display our range of Trumy flexible diaphragm and disc couplings. For standard and API-610 applications we will exhibit our TD range, for API-671 applications our TDK range, and for high-performance applications our TDF…

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Industrial friction materials

In addition to our range of moulded and woven friction materials in roll and sheet form, we offer a wide variety of bespoke materials for customer-specific applications. Our specialties include extra-low/high-friction, heat-resistant, metal-free, high-density or laminated-woven materials that can be used for heavy-duty rings, geared and otherwise. Depending upon volume and shape, we can machine…

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Titanium Trumy Disc Coupling

Couplings cannot be made in standard materials in certain applications and for rotodynamic reasons. Depending on the outcome of the driveline calculation, a coupling needs to be torsionally tuned. For this particular retrofit application our customer required a very low stiffness and a low weight that only could be achieved with a solid titanium spacer.…

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New Barbour Stockwell spin test facility installed

A provider of MRO services to the aviation industry based in southern Europe has taken delivery of a Barbour Stockwell spin test facility for the testing of electrical rotors for auxiliary power units on aircraft. This particular apparatus is the latest in a series of identical machines supplied to numerous customers worldwide who are performing…

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Membership in CMT

We will be launching into the new year by joining the Centre of Maritime Technologies (CMT), based in Hamburg, Germany. CMT’s members include shipyards, equipment suppliers and knowledge institutes, and its goal is to promote R&D and innovation in the maritime industry. The centre is involved in numerous joint industry innovation projects, including HILDA and…

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Season’s greetings

It’s been a great year for Intertech! We can look back on lots of new developments and products, and fruitful contacts with principals and customers in a diverse range of industries. Our online presence has also greatly improved this year, and we aim to expand it ever further in the coming months. Our offices will…

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TWI Additive Manufacturing Symposium

Last week, we joined a number of our customers to attend TWI’s fourth annual Additive Manufacturing Symposium at its main facility in Cambridge (UK). The symposium was attended by over 100 attendees from a range of industries, such as aerospace, marine, oil & gas and Formula 1 teams. During the course of the day, presenters…

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Visit to Trumy in China

We spent quite some time in November having face-to-face talks with our colleagues from Trumy at their facility in Wuxi, close to Shanghai. We discussed possible new markets as well as the development of new coupling designs to further complete and expand our current product range. A number of European OEM representatives from compressor/turbine and pump…

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Distributorship for Datum Electronics

We are pleased to announce a new Netherlands distributorship agreement with Datum Electronics from the UK. Based on the Isle of Wight, Datum Electronics develops, produces and sells innovative power measurement solutions such as torque sensors, torque transducers, torque meters, marine shaft power meters, load cells, amplifiers, power take off (PTO) shaft sensors and wind…

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TWI – 2018 Metal Additive Manufacturing Symposium

TWI will hold its annual Additive Manufacturing (AM) symposium in Cambridge (UK) on Thursday 29 November. The research and technology organisation has been at the forefront of metal AM technology for over 25 years, working in a diverse range of industry sectors including aerospace, oil and gas, defence and railways. During the symposium, experts from…

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Offshore Energy 2018

On Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 October, Intertech will participate in this year’s Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference in RAI Amsterdam. Our stand, 1.001L, will be located within the Dutch Pavilion, which is organised by Netherlands Marine Technology. We will display our range of flexible disc/diaphragm couplings and torque measurement devices, as well as the…

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Friction Material for Trams

Several years ago we were contacted by the operator of trams in a southern European city. They experienced difficulties finding suitable friction material for one of their older tram types and turned to us for a customized solution. After review of the specification we offered one of our moulded qualities which has a high percentage…

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Trumy couplings for compressor train refit project

A Trumy TDF-6-420 disc coupling and two H2M317 diaphragm couplings were ordered by a maintenance and service provider, who has been commissioned to carry out a major overhaul of a compressor train and ancillary products. The compressor train has the following layout: turbine – high-pressure compressor – low-pressure compressor – expander. It had previously been…

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Distributor for Lütgert Antriebstechnik

We are happy to have been appointed the exclusive distributor for Lütgert Antriebstechnik in Belgium and The Netherlands. Lütgert, based in Gütersloh Germany, is a privately owned manufacturer of belt drive systems and ancillary products such as motor clamping rails, machine feet and vibration dampening elements. Their products are mostly cast in their own metal…

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Preventive maintenance on BSI Spin Test Facilities

Intertech partners with its colleagues from Barbour Stockwell (BSI) every year to perform preventive maintenance on its growing base of spin test facilities installed in Europe. Over the past few weeks, we have serviced six machines all over Europe for customers who are active in the aerospace and oil & gas market sectors. Maintenance activities…

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Bonding woven lining for marine winches

Our workshop has had a busy period. Over the last few weeks, we fitted a total of 62 band brakes with our 9020 woven brake lining. The customer chose to vulcanise the lining to its shoes because of the high surface pressure to which the lining is exposed. This adhesive provides a stronger bond than…

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New partnership with TWI Global

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Cambridge-based TWI Global. TWI is one of the world’s foremost independent research and technology organisations, with considerable expertise in materials joining and industrial engineering processes. TWI specialises in innovation, knowledge transfer and problem solving across all facets of manufacturing, fabrication and whole-life integrity management. Over 1800…

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ET2145 torque meter for turbofan testing application

We recently delivered a torque meter assembly to one of our long-time customers, a leading European system integrator to the aerospace industry. The ET2145 is capable of a maximum continuous torque rating of 1400 Nm and has a top speed of 32,000 rpm. In this application, it will ensure an accuracy of 0.1% at full…

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Trumy coupling for Transmission Test Stand

Intertech recently supplied a Trumy TDK6-150 coupling as part of a refit carried out on a test stand operated by one of our long-time European clients. This client conducts tests on gearboxes for production and development purposes on a large number of test stands. The flange-mounted TDK model will be fitted between the E-motor and…

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Intertech launches new website

Today, we are launching our new website and our LinkedIn presence. The website has been designed as a multidimensional platform to showcase who Intertech is and what we do. It provides background information on Intertech and the companies we represent, as well as the wide range of products, solutions and services on offer. The site…

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