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Rex Bousfield Launches

Marine Furniture Products

Rex Bousfield Ltd. now offers the

RB 32 marine furniture range for cruise ships and other commercial vessels. The product range report- edly offers a wide variety of styling and performance options. The crux of the new line is the Holdfast as- sembly technology, which report- edly ensures sturdy construction across a range of materials. The RB 32 range was independently tested and approved in the U.K. by the

Furniture Industry Research Asso- ciation (FIRA), to international fur- niture performance standards; strength: ISO 7173, stability: ISO 7174, at a level which makes the furniture suitable for severe and general contract applications. For a free brochure on the new line,

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Ovako Couplings Now

Offers 24-Hour Service

Ovako Couplings manufactures shaft couplings that don't require keys or other conventional methods of shaft preparation, such as thrust rings of backing nuts.

Long known as SKF OK couplings, and the flanged version of OKF cou- plings, more than 20,000 of these units—which are classified by ABS,

Lloyds and other classification soci- eties—are in service around the world.

From 2,000 to 3,600-shp tugboats, to nuclear submarines to fishing boats and ferries, OK and OKF cou- plings and the SKF Supergrip bolts are designed for rugged service con- ditions and high torque and shock loads.

The couplings feature two basic parts: a thick outer sleeve with a tapered bore and a thinner inner sleeve, making shaft preparation for the couplings straightforward, re- quiring only straight, fine-tuned shafts butted together.

The use of oil injection enables the coupling's outer sleeve to be driven up over the inner sleeve.

The inner sleeve is compressed onto the shaft and the torque is carried by the whole pressure area of the coupling.

Using this method, no high-stress areas are created and reportedly no fretting takes place, even under con- ditions of reversing torques or heavy shock loads.

Special oil injection tools have been designed by SKF, and are pro- vided with the OK couplings and

Supergrip bolts.

Ordinary mineral oil is used as the injection medium, and the re- moval of the OK or OKF coupling from the shaft is reportedly as simple and quick as the installation.

Many retrofit applications for OK couplings have been installed over the years, from repairing rudder stocks, to reconnecting broken bow thruster drives.

In conjunction with Ovako's hy- draulically installed expansion bolt system, a class of ferries was retro- fitted with a combination of spe- cially designed flange couplings, tie bolts and expansion dowels.

Ovako Couplings Division's sales manager Robin King also an- nounced that the company has sel up a 24-hour spare parts facility ir

Torrington, Conn.

For more information on the prod ucts and services of OVAKO Cou plings,



Stena Line Sweden Tor Line Sweden

Port of Gothenburg Sweden Kvaerner Masa-Yards - Finland

Wartsila Diesel Finland Port of Hamburg Germany

Svenska Orient Linien Sweden Gorthon Lines Sweden

Port of Liibeck Germany Wallenius Lines Sweden

Port of Hanko Finland Finnyards Finland

Bridon Svenska Sweden Bylock & Nordsjofrakt Sweden

SISU Finland Deltamarin Finland

Port of London UK Intering Germany

Cedervall & Soner Sweden Consent Equipment Sweden

ML Douglas Equipment UK Cargo Safe Sweden

CVS Italy Rudling & Bengtsson Sweden

Norwegian Shipbuilders Norway Kalmar LMV Sweden

KWB Marine Sweden O M Fantuzzi Italy

Atlantic Container Line Sweden EML Produkter Sweden

Kamag Germany Pelmatic Sweden

Telia Mobitel Sweden Nautic Center Sweden

Planmarine Germany Schauman Wood Finland

MAFI Germany Elastogran Germany

Associated British Ports UK Port of Cuxhaven Germany

Transtema Communications Sweden Brax Shipping Sweden

Scheuerle Germany Ports of Lower Saxony Germany

Estline Sweden

Emden Germany

Boatnav Sweden

SSPA Maritime Consulting Sweden

Bimark UK

Volvo Penta Sweden

Head Office: The Secretariat, 2 Station Rd,

Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1QP, England

Tel: +44 923 776363 Fax: +44 923 777206

Gothenburg Truck Service Sweden

Wilhelmshaven Germany

Wallhamn Terminal Sweden

Teco-Engineering Finland

Viking Leasing UK

Fosen Mek Verksteder Norway

Sweden: International Trade Show Agency

PO Box 6276, S-400 60 Gothenburg, Sweden

Tel: +46 31 266813 Fax: +46 31 266813

Ban On U.S.-Vietnam Trans- portation Lifted

President Clinton's lift of th-

U.S. trade embargo against Viet nam has prompted the Departmen of Transportation (DOT), in conjunc tion with the Department of Com merce (DOC), to lift a ban again?

U.S. ships and aircraft transportin goods or traveling to that country,

The DOT and DOC have prev: ously prohibited any U.S. doct mented ship or U.S.-registered aii craft from engaging in those activ ties. In early February the secretai ies of State, Commerce and Tre; sury were instructed to lift the trad embargo against Vietnam. SVENSKA MASSAN GOTHENBURG 26-28 APRIL 88

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