MFG. and MRO Blog

Falk 3DTC3 vs 5DTC3 Gear Reducers

Posted by Marc Bekolay on Thu, Mar 05, 2020 @ 05:04 PM

The Falk 5DTC3 and the smaller 3DTC3 are two of the most common overhead conveyor drives and have been manufactured for many years. They look very similar.  The units on the left are size 5DTC3 reducers and the units on the right are 3DTC3 reducers.

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Topics: Falk Speed Reducer

Can't find this speed reducer

Posted by Marc Bekolay on Fri, Aug 11, 2017 @ 06:44 PM

What happens when you can't find a replacement for your speed reducer or it has been discontinued by the manufacturer? We hear this almost every day.

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Topics: projects

Overhead Conveyor Drive Repair | Breakdown

Posted by Marc Bekolay on Thu, Mar 14, 2013 @ 10:18 AM

Late on a Friday afternoon, I received a call from a power transmission distributor looking for a Falk 5DTC reducer with a ratio of 74-1.  He had a Chrysler plant down and needed the speed reducer asap.  Fortunately, we had two new surplus units in stock.  We shipped one out that same hour.

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Topics: Speed Reducer, Falk Speed Reducer, Service, Machining

Are your "green" electric motor installations at risk?

Posted by Marc Bekolay on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 @ 03:36 PM

One of the most common improvements to energy consumption in buildings and manufacturing plants is to use VFDs to control motor speeds.  This enables the motor to operating at less than full speed, so the motor consumes less energy.  Retrofitting your system to include a VFD is usually a simple process and one of the first places companies look to improve their energy consumption.  Your local utility may offer rebates for this retrofit, so check their website or give them a call.

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Topics: Baldor, Electric Motors

How VFDs Save Money and Energy on Pumps and Fans

Posted by Marc Bekolay on Thu, Apr 21, 2011 @ 02:23 PM

Variable speed drives provide an excellent way to improve control and reduce operating costs of pump and fan applications.

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Topics: Baldor, Electric Motors

[New Arrivals] Falk 2160Y2 Speed Reducers

Posted by Marc Bekolay on Tue, Apr 12, 2011 @ 10:28 AM

We recenlty purchased these Falk 2160Y2 Speed Reducers. They will make excellent drives for belt conveyors.  You will notice from the picture that they are fan cooled and they are rated for over 1000 horsepower.  These are from the very successfull Falk Y series.

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Topics: Speed Reducer, New arrivals

Advantages of the Baldor Cooling Tower Drive

Posted by Marc Bekolay on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 @ 02:00 PM

The Baldor Electric Cooling Tower drive package provide facilities with another way to go green and save money.

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Topics: Baldor, cooling tower

Fundamentals of AC Motors

Posted by Marc Bekolay on Tue, Mar 01, 2011 @ 10:04 PM

Today I am going to explain some of the terminalogy used in AC motors. 

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Topics: Electric Motors

Advantages of the TA-II Dodge Shaft Mount Speed Reducer

Posted by Marc Bekolay on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 @ 11:51 AM

I would like to review the improvements and changes Dodge has made to their highly successful Torque arm shaft mount reducer.

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Topics: Dodge Shaft Mount, Speed Reducer, Dodge gear reducer