Hydroelectric power


More than 70% of the earth's surface is covered with water. Utilization of this huge energy source is more important than ever before.

Hydroelectric plants can be categorized into three different types: run-of-river, impoundment, and pumped storage plants. In all of these facilities, water falls through a penstock onto a turbine blade, and then turns the blade. With the help of a generator, the rotation of the blades generates current or electrical power. Large power plants can produce up to 1,000,000 watts of power.

Through the constant operation of the drives, the demands placed on the working life of the individual components are very high. Leading manufacturers in this case depend on the reliability of R+W safety couplings, which separate the motor and generator within a matter of milliseconds in case of an overload, whereby preventing further damage to the system. This minimizes downtime and follow-up costs.

The reliability, compact design, and zero backlash of the overload couplings are all attributes required by the industry.

R+W  Solutions for Hydroelectric power