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Hydraulic Multi-Disc Clutch KMS....THC


Customer Requirements

  • Need for a clutch to engage/disengage the Thruster-Propulsion-System, arranged between the diesel engine and the thruster gearbox. High torque with low dimensions and hydraulically operated.
  • Stand-alone version which means outside of the thruster gearbox.
  • Mounting position in the machine room or “on Deck” as well.
  • Coming-Home function in case of emergency.


A hydraulically operated clutch with high power density, a compact design and a stand-alone solution. A conceptual design of a hydraulically operated Multi-Disc clutch (KMS...THC) based on our approved KMS clutches offering pre-treatment against corrosion protection for “on Deck” installation.

The new KMS...THC is designed for thruster applications, where a clutch with a reliable safety torque transfer is required.

Emergency switching device for coming-home, radial arrangement with bolts to allow manual engagement/disengagement of the clutch in case of any failure of pressure supply.


KMS...THC Series has been designed for use in Thruster-Propulsion-Systems all over the world. Various sizes are available. The clutch is arranged between diesel engine and gearbox.

    • No internal oil cooling necessary
    • Clutch housing on bearings for applications outside of the gears
    • Clutch in protective closed housing
    • Direct connection e.g. of a PTO
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