PowerGen 2016: Coupling Challenges Resolved

Source: Superbolt, Inc.

Superbolt HyFit has been designed to deliver high performance torque transmission for critical load rotating shafts and couplings.

Superbolt launches an advanced Hydraulic Expansion Bolt named HyFit, designed to deliver high performance torque transmission for critical load rotating shafts and couplings.

Superbolt HyFit is an advanced product that can replace all designs of coupling bolts. Main applications are found in power generation including conventional steam, high efficiency gas, hydro and wind turbines. Other common applications within power generation include large electric motor drives, pump units, and generators. Superbolt HyFit is also designed for use in the marine industry on critical couplings within propulsion shaft lines. The solution can be supplied for retrofit applications as a direct replacement or installed as original parts by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).  With HyFit installed, customers benefit from both operation improvements in coupling performance along with saving time during plant maintenance periods. The innovative design features address safety issues commonly experienced with alternative coupling bolt solutions. HyFit ensures a safer more reliable installation and removal procedure.

Steve Brown, expansion bolt specialist from the Nord-Lock Group explains: “The benefits of the HyFit products can be fully exploited when used in high value capital equipment where demanding performance requirements and safety are a priority. It saves time and offers predictable and controlled workflow scheduling. HyFit also maximizes plant availability by overcoming problems associated with coupling slippage and the resulting effect of stuck bolts.”

Superbolt HyFit significantly reduces the risk of causing damage to the bolt or bolt hole. It also supports the most demanding applications and turbine upgrade paths. Steve Brown continues: "We are very excited about showcasing the Superbolt HyFit at Power-Gen International for the first time. Our team will be on hand to discuss any questions on the HyFit products and other Superbolt product lines at booth 4629”.

About Superbolt and the Nord-Lock Group

The Nord-Lock Group offers a wide range of innovative technologies including Nord-Lock wedge-locking, Superbolt multi-jackbolt tensioning, Boltight hydraulic tensioning and Expander System pivot technology. As world leaders in secure bolting solutions, the group is known for their vast bolting knowledge combined with the ability to offer the optimum solution for any bolting challenge.

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