Power supply


International shipyards are facing new challenges due to the construction of ever larger cruise liners. The amenities for passengers is the primary focus, which affects the recreational and entertainment value on board. Shopping malls, bars, special casinos and usually an auditorium may be found on several decks. To make these particular on-board amenities attractive, a wide variety of lighting is required and thus a separate and reliable power supply is required that is not connected to the ship's own power supply.

For this purpose, an on-board generator is connected to a converter in the ship's hull using a BX series torsion-resistant, backlash-free metal bellows coupling by R+W. These couplings are so successful for these applications thanks to their ruggedness and maintenance-free properties and the variable length of the intermediate tube. Moreover, the double cardanic design provides the ability to compensate for major shaft misalignments.

R+W  Solutions for Power supply