UK-based bolt tensioning specialist TensionPro has launched HYCOBOLT®, an advanced hydraulic coupling bolt, as a direct retrofit replacement to conventional fitted bolts on rotating machinery.
TensionPro explains that HYCOBOLT® provides significant benefits through both operational improvements in coupling performance and time saving during plant maintenance periods. Unlike conventional and previous generation coupling bolts, it can be installed and removed quickly and reliably.
“The HYCOBOLT fits well with our focus on special engineering bolting solutions, as we like to work with customers directly to find solutions that give technical and operational improvements. The HYCOBOLT does exactly that,” comments Dave Metzger, sales director at TensionPro. “The hydraulic coupling bolt technology is a natural extension of our expertise in high-pressure hydraulic bolting products and solutions.”
Hydraulic coupling bolt technology is an established solution for the power generation industry and is supported by major OEMs. The HYCOBOLT can be used in all types of equipment from conventional steam to high efficiency gas turbines, hydro and wind turbines, as well as large electric motor drives, marine propulsion shaft lines and heavy rotating machinery. It is also available on quick turnaround times from TensionPro’s base in the UK.
TensionPro provides a ‘one stop shop’ for all bolt tensioning requirements covering equipment sales, repairs and refurbishment, spares, special tool designs, load calculations and new tensioner advice. Its core business spans the oil and gas, power generation, wind, civil and industrial markets.
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