Power Transmission Solutions for Marine and Offshore Oil & Gas


The unique, proven steel membrane design of the CENTADISC-M series driveshaft transmits higher torques while it compensates for significant misalignment. With a lightweight design, the CENTADISC-M Series driveshaft features a tandem steel membrane and intermediate tube of steel or carbon-fiber reinforced plastic. The tandem membrane is radially stiff, but as a double cardanic system, is able to compensate for considerable axial misalignment. The CENTADISC-M is ideally suited for ship propulsion, pump drives, cooling tower drives, papermills, printing, and general power transmission. With a modular design, components are easily exchanged without disturbing the connected shafts, making the CENTADISC-M a low-maintenance solution. Available in lengths up to 10 meters (30’) per section, the CENTADISC-M reduces the need for additional components such as bearings and foundations, making it a truly cost-effective driveshaft solution.

    • Steel or Carbon-fiber Shaft: A double-cardanic system with two tandem membranes in series and an intermediate tube made of steel or carbon-fiber reinforced plastic.
    • Long-span: Ideal for long spans due to low weight and high strength as so eliminating the need for additional intermediate bearings. Available in any length with up to 10 meters per section.
    • Spacer: The spacer is radially secured by positive engagement, therefore it acts as a fail-safe in case of a membrane failure.
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          Kirschey GmbH
          Bergishe Straße 7
          42781 Haan, Germany
          Phone:+49 21 29 91 20
          Fax:+49 21 29 27 90