Transfluid KX Series

KX Series  CONSTANT FILL FLUID COUPLINGS

The KX is a fluid coupling with a special patented circuit designed to start up large inertia machines driven by eletric motors. The circuit includes two internal tanks connected by a scoop. The scoop works like a differential pump transferring the fluid from one chamber to the other and finally into the coupling working circuit through external adjustable valves. This double passage allows a long starting time with very low starting torque and absorbed current by the electric motor, virtually isolating the effect of the inertia of driven machine.
The coupling can work using both oil and treated water as standard.

OPERATING CONDITIONS

The fluid quantity in the working circuit is less than in traditional constant fill fluid couplings, as the fluid level is much lower than the rotating axie. The reduced fluid quantity in the working circuit allows low starting torque. During input rotation the scoop transfers the fluid from tank A to tank B and then, through an adjustable valve for starting time regulation, to the working circuit.

  • Specifications

    Specifications

    • Starting stall torque below 50% of the electric motor nominal torque.
    • Starting torque limitation also below nominal torque.
    • KX allows the fluid coupling removal without moving the electric motor or the driven machine avoiding the realignment.
    • KX has a fusible plug that in case of intevention, releases the fluid from the working circuit to a tank preventing leakages into the ambient.
    • A steel body design suitable for underground mines is available.
    • The fluid filling operation is quite easy and apart from some particular cases, it is not required to change the fluid during the test starting: the starting time can be optimized by changing on the externally adjustable valves.
    • KX fluid coupling is very suitable for driving machines having large powers and inertia: typical applications are mills and belt conveyors

    They are also available certified according to directive 94/9/EC (Atex) covering all categories.

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Transfluid Service Network

Palmer Johnson's six-location factory-authorized service center network features:

  • Factory-trained technicians
  • Field service
  • Onsite troubleshooting and diagnostics
  • Unit removal and installation

For Transfluid service, call 1-800-341-4334.

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Madison, WI

Service Center

Service: (608) 834-5206

1835 Haynes Dr
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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Dallas, TX

Service Center

Service: (817) 505-2430

608 112th St
Arlington, TX 76011

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Denver, CO

Service Dealer

Service: (720) 724-0033

5151 E 56th Ave
Commerce City, CO 80022

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Kansas City, KS

Service Center

Service: (913) 202-6944

15360 South Mahaffie St
Olathe, KS 66062

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Los Angeles, CA

Service Center

Service: (562) 356-1590

12020 Bloomfield Ave
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

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Oklahoma City, OK

Warehouse

Sales: (800) 341-4334

Oklahoma City, OK 73128

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Phoenix, AZ

Service Dealer

Service: (602) 253-0214

2401 S. 19th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

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San Francisco, CA

Service Dealer

Service: (510) 342-2212

1930 W Winton Ave #14
Hayward, CA 94545

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Seattle - Mining & Equipment, WA

Service Center

Service: (253) 518-6050

22221 70th Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

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St. Louis, MO

Service Center

Service: (636) 203-9811

578 Rudder Rd
Fenton, MO 63026

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Philadelphia, PA

Service Dealer

Service: (215) 822-8300

159 Discovery Dr
Colmar, PA 18915

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Fort Myers, FL

Service Dealer

Service: (239) 693-7477

4821 Waycross Road
Fort Myers, FL

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Odessa, TX

Service Center

Service: (432) 287-1015

12706 W County Rd 100
Odessa, TX 79765

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Vancouver, British Columbia

Service Center

Service: (604) 879-6731

6741 Cariboo Rd Unit 205
Burnaby, British Columbia V3N 4A3

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Edmonton, Alberta

Service Center

Service: (780) 434-9578

3804 53rd Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6B 3N7

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Seattle - Marine, WA

Service Center

Service: (425) 251-3434

18547 E Valley Hwy
Kent, WA 98032

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RECON Equipment Center, WI

Service Center

Service: (608) 834-5220

1828 Haynes Dr
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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