The City of San Antonio was experiencing excess vibration in their Conveyor Drive system using Falk Fluid Drive hydraulic couplings.
The configuration with the hydraulic coupling was experiencing excessive vibration in the horizontal, vertical and axial directions.
The hydraulic coupling was difficult to align and balance leading to excessive system vibration. The customer was also concerned about the risk of contaminating the environment with hydraulic fluid every time maintenance was performed.
The customer was presented with a proposal to replace the existing Falk Fluid Drive couplings with MagnaGuard MGTL 18/300 Magnetic Couplings.
After installation of the MagnaDrive Coupling, system vibration readings showed a 300% reduction in vibration horizontally and a 50% reduction vertically and axially.
The MagnaDrive Coupling eliminated the need for precision alignment, a process that was critical for the hydraulic coupling, and also eliminated the risk of environmental contamination from hydraulic fluid.