Hydroelectric power


More than 70% of the earth's surface is covered with water. Utilization of this huge energy source is more important than ever before.

Hydroelectric plants can be categorized into three different types: run-of-river power plants, impoundment facilities and pumped storage power plants. In all of these types, water falls through a penstock onto a turbine blade and then turns the blade. With the help of a generator, the rotation of the blades generates a current, or power. Large power plants produce up to 1,000,000 watts of power.

Through the constant operation of the drives, the demands on the working life of the individual components are high. Leading manufacturers in this case depend on the reliability of R+W safety couplings, which separate the motor and generator within a matter of milliseconds in case of overload, thereby preventing further damage. This minimizes downtimes and follow-up costs.

The reliability, compact design and zero backlash of the overload coupling are attributes required by the sector.

R+W  Solutions for Hydroelectric power