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100 Years of

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Hydrodynamic
from Voith Turbo

100 Years of Hydrodynamics


Anniversary of a
Revolutionary Principle
The hydrodynamic principle revolutionized
technology and turned Voith Turbo into a
worldwide leading company. For the rst time
it became possible to transmit power wear-free
and to realize a completely new form of drive
technology: efcient, long-lasting and with
unlimited application possibilities. And this has
not changed even after 100 years on the
contrary. All the more reason to celebrate this
anniversary in style.

1905

Fttinger-Patent
Hermann Fttinger develops the Fttinger
Transformer and with it the idea of transmitting
mechanical power by uid virtually wear-free
and converting the power factors torque and
speed steplessly the hydrodynamic principle
is born.

1927

Voith Schneider Propeller


Ernst Schneider develops a worldwide unique
marine drive which generates thrust steplessly,
precisely and fast into all directions.

1930

Herdecke Coupling
Delivery of the rst clutch coupling for the
drive of the storage pumps at Herdecke hydro
power station. To date, over one million
Voith turbo couplings have been delivered to
customers all over the world.

1933

First Turbo Transmission


Development of the turbo transmission for
rail vehicles. To date, approximately 40 000
transmissions have been delivered.

1947

Turbo Coupling with Delay Chamber


The development of the delay chamber and
the storage chamber makes it possible for
constant-ll turbo couplings to start larges
masses even more smoothly with improved
characteristic curves.

1949

DIWA Transmission
The Voith DIWA bus transmission with its
unparalleled differential converter is introduced
to the experts.

1950

Industrial Converter
Voith now also develops and builds torque
converters with guide blade adjustment for
industrial applications.
Voith Water Tractor
A revolutionary ships concept which is particularly effective as it incorporates the Voith
Schneider Propeller.

1952

Variable-speed Couplings
Development of the Voith variable-speed turbo
coupling its trademark is a radially adjustable
scoop tube for direct control of the filling
level. It allows dynamic and stepless speed
control, for example in pumps, fans and in
energy generation.

1954

Geared Variable-speed Couplings


Voith develops the rst geared variable-speed
couplings. They combine a hydrodynamic
variable-speed coupling with a gear stage in a
common housing.
Flow-controlled TP Clutch Coupling
The rst ow-controlled clutch couplings are built.

1961/1965

Hydrodynamic Brake for Rail


Applications
First hydrodynamic brake in heavy diesel
locomotives.
Turbo Reversing Transmission
Voith delivers the rst turbo reversing transmission for shunting locomotives.

1965

Retarder
The rst retarder marks the triumphant success
story of wear-free brakes which operate on the
basis of the hydrodynamic principle for coaches
and trucks.

1973

Constant-ll Turbo Coupling with


Operating Medium Water
Voith Turbo develops the constant-ll turbo
coupling using water instead of oil as an
operating medium. Especially in mining applications, this innovation by Voith Turbo offers
safety and environmental friendliness.

1978

Gas Turbine Starter


The torque converter conquers a new application area as a starting device for gas turbines
more than 3 500 gas turbines from all renowned
manufacturers in the world have been started
reliably ever since.

1984

Constant-ll Coupling Type TVVS


Voith Turbo is again the trendsetter. The turbo
coupling type TVVS with an annular chamber
in addition to the delay chamber allows start-up
characteristics that had previously been
impossible for constant-ll couplings. Belt conveyor drives are the main application area.

1986

Multi-circuit Variable-speed
Drive Vorecon
The Vorecon an intelligent combination of
mechanics and hydrodynamics. The power-split
principle allows very high efciencies in the
range from 1 000 kW to up to 50 000 kW. Today
the Vorecon is mainly used as a compressor
drive in the oil and gas industry, on and off-shore.

1998

Variable-speed Turbo Coupling with


Operating Medium Water
For the rst time, a variable-speed turbo
coupling operates with the medium water.
Fill-controlled Coupling TPKL
Fill-controlled coupling innovation with direct
lling and draining cycle

2000

Vosycon
The Vosycon is introduced to the market.
A torque converter with integrated lock-up device
for starting large compressors, especially in
LNG plants. For outputs of up to 250 MW
another impressive innovation by Voith Turbo.

2000

Turbo Transmission
Voith Turbo builds the most powerful turbo
transmission to date the L 620 reU2
for applications in heavy mainline locomotives.

2002

Aquatarder
Braking with water for road vehicles? What
had not been possible so far, is now a reality
with the Voith Turbo Aquatarder, the rst of
its kind in the world. It uses the cooling water
of the engine as an operating medium.

2002

TPL-Syn
New output ranges of up to 10 MW for start-up
couplings are possible with the TPL-Syn.
It is a combination of a ll-controlled coupling
and a mechanical clutch. It combines load-free
motor run-ups with smooth start-ups of the
driven machine, as well as nominal operation
without slip.

2002

DIWA.5
The further development of the DIWA transmission reaches a new stage: At the IAA,
Voith Turbo introduces the DIWA.5 transmission.
Voith-Powerpack
Railpack goes into series production.
The rst application takes place in the Minuetto
railcar in Italy.

2003

Subsea Converter
A variable torque converter especially for
underwater systems. Application: controlling
multi-phase pumps for oil production from
of up to 3 000 meters below.

2003

Voith Cycloidal Rudder


A pioneering innovation for shipping:
the propulsion and manoeuvering element
Voith Cycloidal Rudder (VCR).
Voith Turbo Fin
By a rotating drum at the end of a n, the
steering force of a Voith Water Tractor can be
increased by up to 20 percent.

2004

TurboSyn
A new generation of constant-fill turbo couplings with mechanical lock-up device, which
eliminates slip in nominal operation and therefore increases the economy of single drives
considerably.

2005

WinDrive
A drive concept for the wind energy plants of
the future. WinDrive a variable-speed hydrodynamic transmission allows particularly
efficient utilization of wind power stations.
A new eld of application for hydrodynamics
has been created.

Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG


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