Team 7, Patrick Ketelaar and Hans Ketelaar will be driving the ScanCoveryTrial 2018 together for the first time. Patrick gained experience during an earlier edition, and this made his father so enthusiastic that he could not miss out on a joint participation. In their daily lives, Hans and Patrick work together at their company K&W Transmissies as highly skilled chain specialists to provide Dutch machine builders with the perfect chain and matching customized sprockets.
Over a period of one week, the ScanCoveryTrial will crisscross beautiful Scandinavia. During that week, our Team 7 will drive over 7,000 kilometres, often through lots of snow and ice, in temperatures down to minus 47 degrees Celsius. The team will also visit the special destination of Finnmark, which is the land of the Sami, the indigenous people of Norway. The 8th edition starts on Friday, January 5th, and finishes on Sunday, January 14th, 2018. The route is similar to that of previous years, except for the special destination, which is top secret. The ScanCoveryTrial is definitely not a race or a rally competition but a car journey in which the strict observance of the traffic rules is essential for the entire trip.
K&W Transmissies has launched an initiative to raise funds for the foundation ‘Het Vergeten Kind' (The Forgotten Child). UNICEF research indicates that Dutch children are among the happiest children in the world. Unfortunately, this happiness is not shared by all of them. More than 100,000 Dutch children grow up in an unsafe or unstable home situation with multiple problems, and some are neglected or abused. To put this number in perspective, that is an average of one child in each school class. For 55,000 children, the situation is so bad that they can no longer live at home. ‘Het Vergeten Kind’ foundation wants to change this. It works toward making the Netherlands a place in which every child gets a chance to be a child and to develop into fully participating member of society. The foundation organizes activities and projects that directly affect the lives of vulnerable children, but also take initiatives to sustainably and structurally improve their situation.
Of course, K&W Transmissies is looking for sponsors. Thus we have asked our clients to make a donation to support Team 7. The participation in the ScanCoveryTrial and all other costs are paid for by K&W Transmissies. As a result, the money from donors can be fully utilized for a good cause. Together can we ensure that these children overcome their past and have a brighter future – a future in which a smile is not an exception but a right. It’s simply the way it should be. Thanks to the donations, we can help the foundation ‘Het Vergeten Kind’.
More information about the sponsorship can be found on the website of ‘Het Vergeten Kind’ and via this link a donation can be made:
In addition to our A-brands roller chain, brands like HKK Chain and Wippermann roller chain of top quality, we also deliver roller chains in the DINN series, produced under the expertise and supervision of K&W Transmissies in China. If the price must be the deciding factor, this chain is a good alternative.
Read more about our Brands roller chains.
The latest generation of high-performance chains Wippermann brand offers an even wider range of applications and is characterized by the high modularity of the components, which enables the configuration of the chain for customised drive solutions with optimum performance that are precisely geared to the customers’ requirements.
In particular the new polymer bearing TRIGLEIT II supplements the range of applications in corrosive environment, such as in the case of permanent water contact.
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Our six high-performance version cover a wide range of operational performance:
Storks in Flevoland
Storks are gradually winning ground in Flevoland. For quite some years now they have no longer felt restricted to the "Natuurpark Lelystad" boundaries. Nowadays, you will find more stork couples outside of the park, while the younger birds fly south at the end of the summer and stay there over the winter.
Nevertheless, the storks could still use a little support. And for this reason K&W Transmissies has installed a nesting pole in its own garden. Exactly on March 1st this year, a new couple took possession of the nest, as shown in the picture. Once again, we can start monitoring the nesting of these magnificent birds from our windows!
When visiting K&W Transmissies, one should pay attention to the pylons along A6 where many storks have taken up their annual residence. You will see many storks flying in and out to finish their nests on time.
Het is af en aan vliegen van ooievaars om hun nest op tijd klaar te krijgen. Het aantal nesten is nog het zelfde als verleden jaar, acht stuks. Het is een prachtig schouwspel deze Lelystadse ooievaars te aanschouwen boven op een hoogspanningsmast langs de A6 .'
For a large customer, K&W Transmissies produced two hub extensions with a diameter of 670 mm, of which the hubs and the disk had to be produced from solid material. For this piece of steelwork we bought two pieces of steel weighing 520 kg each! During the rough turning on one of our high-quality CNC machines, in which the large hub on the one side and the small hub on the other side and the bore were bored, 345 kilograms of shavings came out. Eventually, after the holes were milled on the pitch circle and a spline toothing was applied, the sprockets still weighed another 175 kilos each. The high tolerance requirement of the customer was the reason the sprockets were milled in this way. Due to high accuracy, the tolerance limit was only 0.005 mm; hence it could not be a welded construction.
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