The international CENTA group
The international CENTA group has been engaging in solving complex drive train and torsional vibration challenges since 1970. Due to its numerous innovations, the company today ranks among the world’s leading manufacturers of flexible couplings and drive shafts for industry and marine applications as well as for power generation.
A broad range of flexible couplings and drive shafts with performance ranging from 10 Nm to 650,000 Nm have already been put to use in millions of applications. Decades of experience and close cooperation with renowned engine manufacturers contributed significantly to this success.
Products and services
Whether calculating simple applications or complex systems: The wide range of flexible couplings, drive shafts and supplementary products with several variations offer optimum and uncompromising results for industrial, marine and power generation applications which are low-cost, reliable and technically sophisticated. The flexible couplings cover torques reaching from 10 Nm up to tremendous 650,000 Nm. With linear as well as progressive characteristics, their torsional flexibility stretches from torsionally very stiff to highly flexible. Our engineers look forward to supporting you with extensive FEM analyses and detailed calculations of torsional vibration for your most suitable coupling or drive shaft selection.
CENTA is represented all around the globe by 10 subsidiaries, 30 agencies and 2 licensees and continues to expand. For our customers, this means competent advice from experts globally, local warehouses and quick delivery of spare parts.
In addition to in-house computer software and CAD-systems, CENTA has available several test benches for different tasks and purposes and testing with torques of up to 750,000 Nm. All parameters for selecting a coupling can be established at the in-house test facility – by fatigue tests to establish the service life and operational stability of a product as well as special tests for newly developed products.
Highest quality standards
For more than 20 years, CENTA has been maintaining close and trusting cooperation with several classification societies. In 1990, the company’s quality management system has first been approved acc. to DIN ISO 9001. Since that time, all subsequent audits have been passed successfully. Several international classification societies have already granted CENTA the authority to stamp their type-approved series couplings in-house. CENTA currently has a stock of 65 approved types.
Moreover, CENTA demonstrates its commitment to ISO 14001. All environmental laws and regulations as well as additional recommendations are met and firmly integrated into the company’s decision-making and implementation structures.