Specialising in diesel engine drives, Centa Transmissions is a UK manufacturer and supplier of flexible couplings, shafts and complementary mechanical power transmission products, providing both individual products and application solutions for a myriad of industrial and marine applications.
Connecting the driver to the driven application, Centa couplings overcome all types of drive misalignment, consequently eliminating the cause of vibration and noise. Structural noise reduction solutions are also available from Centa.
Centa provides flexible couplings from 50mm to 3.0 meters in diameter. However, what makes the company unique is the ability to help designers and engineers overcome all types of drive problems on a complete application, as well as supplying individual couplings from stock.
Also, as a mechanical diesel engine drive specialist, Centa’s skills lie in having the experience to present the right design solution from the start and then solve the entire application problem.
Centa is also an innovator, forever striving to provide new products to expand the range and capability of the range. Recent additions to the range of hydraulic pump couplings include:
A torsionally-soft coupling designed for diesel-driven compressor, pump or hydraulic drives which features a rubber element that’s vulcanised to a steel adapter plate with several steel and reinforced plastic options on the output side. It is available in three sizes and covers torques ranging from 400 to 800 Nm.
Featuring a new toothed design, this new torsional coupling consists of a lasered adapter plate for the flywheel connection and a high tensile steel hub. The rubber element is vulcanised to the plate, providing the strength and flexibility essential to overcome drive misalignment and remove vibration. Applications include hydrostatic drives, plant and equipment and sealed hydraulic pump drives.
Centa is also a world-leader in carbon fibre driveshaft technology. Manufacturing shafts that cover 10 metres with a single unit, they have supplied numerous super-strong, ultra-lightweight shafts for long span marine drives and deep well applications. Carbon fibre can also be used for small shafts where weight reduction is a requirement.
A new development on CENTADISC-C for carbon fibre shafts enables the centre shaft section and the flanges to be connected using a Hirth face spline. This means that the main tube can be fed through any structures in the drive line, before having the larger diameter flanges attached. Consequently, smaller openings in structures, such as bulkheads, are no longer a problem.
A further enhancement is that the coupling membrane discs are now smaller in overall diameter, which again helps with space constraints, without loss of strength or performance. This enables CENTADISC-C to be specified in situations where, previously, it could not be considered.
Range, service and support
Full service and technical support for both OEMs and end users is readily available.
The Centa transmissions product range includes:
• Flexible couplings for mechanical and electrical applications • Flexible couplings for small boats • Flexible couplings for large boats and ships • Flexible couplings for Gen-sets • Hydraulic pump drive couplings • Hydraulic pump mounting kits • Clutches and electromagnetic clutches • Compact electromagnetic clutches
Resistant to high temperatures and significantly cheaper than silicone, CENTALAN HT from Centa is a newly developed synthetic elastomer which eliminates the need to use expensive silicone elements in a wide range of applications. The novel material from the company’s own rubber production is (more...)
What do you do when one of the most versatile and reliable flexible couplings reaches the end of its working life and you need to fit a replacement, quickly? As part of the CENTAFLEX-A range, the CENTAFLEX-AR from Centa is designed for use on 'O’ type couplings size 25 to 600, enabling (more...)
The new Centax-K range from Centa is a torsionally-soft coupling designed for diesel-driven compressor, pump or hydraulic drives, features a rubber element that’s vulcanised to a steel adapter plate with several steel and reinforced plastic options on the output side. The coupling can be (more...)
Set for the off on its attempt at the speed record for a round the world trip, Team Britannia is now well on the way with the build and is making plans for testing. Centa Transmissions is a co-sponsor of the record attempt led by marine adventurer Alan Priddy, and has supplied two driveshafts that (more...)
Centa Transmissions has unveiled a high performance, low maintenance shaft-to-shaft flexible coupling designed for heavy duty operation in large industrial mills, processing plant and mining machinery.
The Centaflex-BL is a highly versatile, maintenance-free and robust rubber roller bearing (more...)
The new CENTAFLEX-BL is a high performance, low maintenance shaft-to-shaft flexible coupling designed for heavy duty operation in large industrial mills, processing plant and mining machinery. It has a highly versatile, maintenance-free and robust rubber roller bearing design, which makes it more (more...)
Mechanical power transmissions experts, Centa Transmissions, have launched a brand new flexible coupling specifically designed for testing within systems before they are installed or constructed.
‘CENTAWAVE’ is a torsionally stiff and homokinetic link coupling that facilitates for (more...)
Centa Transmissions has launched a brand new flexible coupling specifically designed for testing within systems before they are installed or constructed. Centawave is a torsionally stiff and homokinetic link coupling that facilitates for angular misalignments of up to 12 degrees and torques from (more...)
CENTALINK is a highly innovative torsionally stiff coupling that comes in a wide range of sizes and torques and creates flexibility through a series of links that push and pull in any direction. Within each link there is a cylindrical rubber bush connected radially to the hub and a spheroidal (more...)
Centa Transmissions now supplies the Morgan Motor Company with a specially adapted CENTAFLEX-RS flexible coupling that has been designed to provide an enhanced, maintenance-free drive solution for the iconic Morgan 3 wheeler. The adapted CENTAFLEX-RS coupling fits between the engine and flywheel and (more...)
The CENTAFLEX-A Series is the most versatile shaft-to-shaft, torsionally soft flexible coupling on the market. Torsionally soft couplings have the ability to twist to give an excellent misalignment correction capacity that's far greater than other dual type couplings. The twist also gives (more...)
Centa Transmissions has launched a new range of electromagnetic clutches (EMC) that are set to make life easy for designers and manufacturers in industrial and marine markets, where remote clutching of ancillary drives or equipment is required. With seven different sizes from 400 to 7800, the new (more...)
Dig beneath the worrying headlines about the state of UK design and engineering, and there are many good news stories to be found.Everything we seem to read, see or hear reminds us how poorly the UK is performing and what a mess we're all in. At Government level, the performance of UK (more...)
Manufacturers and engineers involved in the design, production and maintenance of automated manufacturing equipment, machine tools, marine engines, vehicles and other types of precision equipment can now benefit from a new supply agreement by a leading UK power transmissions company.Yorkshire based (more...)
Through Centa's new partnership with innovative gear manufacturer Keller, industrial equipment manufacturers in cement, food, materials handling, rubber, ship building, steel making and many other sectors can now source large gearboxes and components directly from the Yorkshire-based firm and can (more...)
Centa Transmissions has applied its expertise in mechanical solutions for wind power generators to deliver power transmission systems for a new generation of tidal energy plant.Centa Transmissions reports that its power transmission products have helped to create a new underwater tidal power (more...)
Yorkshire power transmissions firm, Centa Transmissions, this month celebrates 30 years in business. Founded in Bradford by Jeremy Tucker in 1979, Centa started life as a component supplier and sales agency for the Germany-based flexible couplings manufacturer Centa Antriebe Kirschey GmbH, a group (more...)
Centaflex-M-127 is a new and compact flexible coupling from Centa Transmissions that offers even greater space-saving properties for marine drives in motor boats, yachts and other small vessels. The innovative space-saving capability has been achieved through reducing the outer diameter of the (more...)
The CENTAFLEX-A Series flexible power transmission coupling from Centa Transmissions is a high quality coupling that can be adapted for almost any application. A special design element allows easy in-situ replacement and whilst Centa couplings have four-way flexibility that easily overcome (more...)
The Centa Clutch Pack combines a flexible torsional coupling with an electromagnetic shifting clutch and a flanged bearing housing ensure that the drive unit is reliably engaged or disengaged. It is the ideal solution for ship propulsion with propellers as well as waterjets, screw compressors and (more...)
Centa Transmissions has launched the new, hollow bore FINE CYCLO F2C-C precision gear for motion control, a welcome addition to the Sumitomo Drive Technologies FINE CYCLO range.
This new precision gear has a large hollow bore input shaft, which enables shafts, cables, pipes and wiring to be (more...)
The CENTAFLEX-A Series flexible power transmission coupling from Centa Transmissions takes flexibility and practicality to the fifth dimension. Its new special design element allows easy in-situ replacement and whilst Centa couplings have four-way flexibility that easily overcomes torsional, radial, (more...)
The CENTAFLEX-A Series flexible power transmission coupling from Centa Transmissions takes flexibility and practicality to the fifth dimension.
Its new special design element allows easy in-situ replacement and whilst Centa couplings have four-way flexibility that easily overcomes torsional, (more...)