In layman terms it is a manually operated diesel engine starter. By winding a cranking handle the disc springs are compressed and when the potential energy in the springs are released by tripping, the starter pinion rotates the engine flywheel ring gear thus starting the diesel engine.
The spring starter rotates the engine flywheel through practically the same number of revolutions as an electric starter, but at considerably higher speed,almost twice as fast as a conventional electric starter.
A mechanical spring starter is totally autonomous and does not need any external energy source except for manual power. It combines the reliability of hand winding with the power of spring mechanism. It is a direct bolt on replacement for electric, pneumatic or hydraulic starter used for starting direct injection diesel engines.
Capable of starting diesel engines from 0.5 to 10.5 liters. No modification to the flywheel bellhousing is required.
The starters are maintenance free and provides a fail safe solution to either primary or secondary (emergency) starting devices.
Workwell starters are flame proof, spark free units ideal for hazardous environments like offshore oil rigs, chemical plants and mines. They are eco friendly and non toxic gadgets as they do not require batteries.
Workwell starters can be tailor made to suite different engines and applications.