Flexible disc couplings, also known as polyurethane elastomer plates, provide a damper between the gearbox and the output flange, isolating torsional vibration and reducing the shock of forward and reverse gear changes.
Damper drive plates, also known as gear noise reduction plates, are an out-of-sight, little known and sometimes misunderstood integral part of the drive train that could ruin your day if not maintained correctly. Located in the bell housing between the engine and transmission, the gear noise reduction plate is usually bolted on the transmission.
A marine replacement mount’s primary mission is to ensure the engine is isolated from its generated vibrations and absorb any shock and vibration when the ship is sailing.
An engine mount’s primary purpose is to secure an engine to the anchor point while absorbing shocks and vibration when in operation.
Rubber and polyurethane have a similar use but have vastly different properties. While you may have seen aftermarket polyurethane engine mount upgrades for an original rubber component, knowing why that part is needed can be the difference between an enjoyable replacement and a nuisance.
Poly Flex Group PTY LTD is an Australian company operating since 1981. We take pride in being Australian owned and operated, and over the years, we have expanded our product range and export capabilities.
Poly Flex Group PTY LTD is an Australian company and, since commencing in 1981, has continued to expand both in product range and export areas. Poly Flex proudly designs and manufactures polyurethane engine mounts, including custom engine mounts.
When maintaining a vessel, one of the most overlooked components is the engine mounting system. While polyurethane engine mounts may not be glamorous, this component plays a vital role in the engine room. Polyurethane engine mounts connect the engine’s power and the vessel’s hull, making it crucial to have a robust and well-designed engine mounting system.