This type of shackles comprises of two separate halves which are joined together with a center stud, which locks to the halves together. Ramnäs Nova Connector and RF connector has the same outside shape as a traditional Kenter joining but with an outside thickness (D) of 1.30 x d. The slim shape enables Ramnäs NOVA/RF Connector to be used in every mooring system.
With a new design the fatigue properties are considerable improved and higher peakloads are allowed. Adding a new Fast Lock system, Ramnäs NOVA Connector is designed to face the demands of the future offshore market.
Improved Fatigue Life
Ramnäs NOVA connector has been designed to improve fatigue life. The requirement to handle the risk of peak overloads during installation came from the market. The new design of connecting teeth of the NOVA Connector provides better stress distribution and has proved to stand higher loads; the stress in the locking areas is reduced significantly.
New design of locking pocket
The new design of the locking pocket provides better stress distribution and has proved to stand higher loads; the stress in the locking areas is reduced significantly.
The new Fast Lock system enables safe operation with avoidance of loose items and no sledgehammer required. Another improvement to make the installation work easier is the replaceable center stud. Ramnäs NOVA Connector is easy to disassembly even after high loads and can therefore be reused several times.
NOVA Connectors for 76 and 84 mm are usually available from stock for fast delivery. Other dimensions upon request.
The NOVA Connector is available in Grade R5.
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The RF Connector features a six teeth locking head that provides a large bearing area and a good stress distribution. Compared with standard Kenter type connectors the side load resistance is larger and it has a better shock load resistance as well.
RF Connectors for 76 and 84 mm are available from stock for fast delivery. Other dimensions upon request.
The RF Connector is available in R4 & R5