Couplings

The international CENTA group has been engaging in solving complex drive train and torsional vibration challenges since 1970. Due to its numerous innovations, the company today ranks among the world’s leading manufacturers of flexible couplings and drive shafts for industry and marine applications as well as for power generation.

A broad range of flexible couplings and drive shafts with performance ranging from 10 Nm to 650,000 Nm have already been put to use in millions of applications.

Let the team at Brevini NZ assist you in finding the correct coupling solution.

  • centaflex-a

    A Series

    Highly flexible coupling for a wide range of applications. For a maximum of design variants.

    Based on a highly elastic rubber element subject only to compressive stress. Extremely high-performing design with high torsional elasticity. Dampens torsional vibrations and shocks and compensates considerable axial, radial and angular misalignments. Electrically insulating and thermally resistant in silicon design. For rupture-proof and backlash-free transmission of high torques.

    Available as axially blind fitting design with radial mountability. Rubber element available as split element for quick replacement. Easy handling and mountable with minimum effort. In various lengths adaptable to the installation requirements if applied as homokinetic shaft. Also available as carbon-fibre or glass-fibre designs.


  • centaflex-b

    B Series

    Flexible shaft coupling in economical design. For maximum application flexibility.

    Extremely robust and fail-safe jaw-type design with elastomer element subjected only to compressive stress. Characterised by intermediate torsional stiffness with progessive characteristic. Dampens torsional vibrations and shocks and compensates axial, radial and angular misalignments. Many design variants and economical design. Oil-resistant and also available in thermally resistant design.

    As drive shaft available in any length required by the installation requirements. Delivered preassembled. Axial or radial mounting with minimum effort. CENTALOC clamping or taper lock bushes optionally available to prevent wear and frictional corrosion on not backlash-free hub to shaft connections.


  • centaflex-e

    E Series

    Flexible shaft coupling for a wide range of applications. For safe transmission of high torques.

    Extremely robust and fail-safe jaw-type construction with elastomeric elements subjected only to compressive stress. Features medium torsional stiffness with progressive characteristic. For resonance-free operation and reliable transmission of high torques at low reaction forces. Dampens torsional vibrations and shocks and compensates axial, radial and angular misalignments. Heavy duty performance and compact dimensioning. Oil and temperature-resistant, ruptureproof and available in numerous standard and special designs.

    Available as homokinetic drive shaft in any length required by the installation. Axial blind assembly for minimum mounting effort.


  • centaflex-h

    H Series

    Torsionally stiff coupling with heavy duty performance. For resonance-free operation of diesel-hydraulic drives.

    Based on a flexible element of heavy duty elastomer with built-in aluminium or steel bushes. Especially powerful and compactly dimensioned design with high torsional stiffness. Dampens torsional vibrations and shocks and compensates high axial as well as moderate radial and angular misalignments. At the same time very durable and economical. Oil-resistant and suitable for extremely high temperatures.

    Blind assembly for minimum mounting effort. Available with CENTALOC clamping hub. With flywheel connections acc. to SAE. Also available for non-standard flywheels.


  • centaflex-k

    K Series

    Compactly dimensioned coupling with high torsional stiffness. For resonance-free operation.

    Material combination of steel and highly shock-resistant glass-fibre reinforced plastic. Highly robust and short design with high torsional stiffness for fail-safe transmission of small to medium operation ranges. Enables optimum design adaptation to existing space requirements. Extremely durable and economical. Oilresistant and suitable for high ambient temperatures.

    Blind assembly for minimum mounting effort. Delivered with preassembled hubstar and flywheel connections acc. to SAE. Also available with CENTALOC clamping hub and for non-standard flywheels.


  • centaflex-m

    M Series

    Highly flexible coupling for the connection of gear and propeller shaft. For applications with limited mounting space.

    Backlash-free transmission of torque and propeller thrust via highly flexible rubber element. Specially designed to reduce noise and vibrations under confined space requirements. Dampens torsional vibrations and shocks, interrupts structure-borne noise and compensates axial, radial and angular misalignments. Additionally offers a high degree of electrical insulation.

    Mounted with minimum effort by means of a clamping hub. Delivered with fail-safe device and ready to install. Further handling, maintenance and cost benefits by omitting additional components, such as spacers.


  • centaflex-r

    R Series

    Highly flexible coupling with progressive characteristic. For heavy duty applications.

    Extremely robust and fail-safe design with rubber rollers subjected only to compressive stress. Characterised by a slight stiffness at lower speeds and a moderately increased stiffness at rising torques. For smooth operation and reliable transmission over the entire high allowable energy loss. Suitable for high ambient temperatures. HD design includes oil-resistance and even higher temperature resistance.

    Delivered with fail-safe device and for a variety of shaft connections. With flywheel connections acc. to SAE. Also available for non-standard flywheels.


  • centaflex-rv

    RV Series

    Highly flexible intermediate coupling with progressive characteristic. For drive concepts with many drive shaft variants.

    Combination of highly flexible roller coupling and built-in bearing support. Characterised by slight stiffness at lower speeds and moderately increased stiffness at rising torques. Dampens torsional vibrations and noise. Ensures smooth operation and long lifespan of the coupled units. HD design includes oil-resistance and even higher temperature resistance.

    Minimum mounting and maintenance effort. With flywheel connections acc. to SAE. Also available for non-standard flywheels. CENTA FH flange bearing is recommended for larger deflection angles of connected cardan shafts.