Free Literature Available On ZF Marine Gearboxes

Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen AG (ZF) of Friedrichshafen, West Germany, is offering an attractive color brochure on ZF marine gearboxes.

Titled "ZF Marine Transmission Systems," the 16-page publication is arranged in seven doublepage sections.

The first section carries the heading "ZF marine gearboxes—there is a good reason for their success." The text points out that it is not just a coincidence that eight out of 10 West European navies fit ZF gearboxes to their fast craft—ZF marine gearboxes incorporate the comprehensive experience derived from all spheres of transmission work and everything that close cooperation and intensive exchange of ideas between ZF development departments and engine manufacturers and shipyards worldwide can bring. ZF invests a large and ever increasing proportion of their annual turnover in research and development and intensive testing is an integral part of all development, research and production phases. Test teams are at work continuously in laboratories, at test rigs and in the field. A highly qualified production staff has the necessary experience, and a very high standard of quality is achieved thanks to a sophisticated quality assurance system. This is why, the section concludes, ZF are approved transmission specialists and suppliers to the automotive industry and shipbuilding industry as well. A listing of types and capacities of ZF marine gearboxes is included in this first section.

The second section is given over to a description of ZF marine gearboxes and their advantages. Among the qualities noted are: small dimensions, maximum torque; only expertly selected and carefully selected materials are used; lubricant is carried to gears and bearings always at the optimum rate through a purpose-designed pressure lubricating system; quiet running—good ride; lightweight but robust; gears and shafts from specialists; rapidacting clutches; servicing made easy; overhauling quite simple; service round-the-clock; and reliability and long life.

The other five sections are devoted to ZF gearboxes for various kinds of craft, each beautifully illustrated with color photos of the vessels in action and cutaway drawings of the gearbox types being used as examples for a particular type of craft. Shown are ZF gearboxes for fast craft, workboats and crewboats, the Navy, port authority craft and life boats, and ferries and passenger boats. A description is given in caption form for each of the gearbox types used for a cutaway illustration.

For more information and a free copy of the brochure from ZF, Circle 36 on Reader Service Card

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