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Speed Reducer Supply Chain Issues

The last year and a half have been extremely challenging for our manufacturing customers and suppliers.  We are seeing many gear reducer manufacturers extending lead times up to 12 weeks for reducers that are normally a week or less for delivery.

1964 Winsmith Breakdown

When Astbury Water Technology had a breakdown on the rake drive for one of their clarifiers, they reached out to B&H for some help. The catch was that on top of being broke-down, they didn't want to spend a lot of money on this piece of equipment,...

How NOT To Rebuild a Gear Drive

We recently had a customer say he could get a rebuilt Dodge shaft mount for cheaper than we had quoted him.  After some further discussion, the customer gave us the link to the reducer he was considering.

How To Reduce Downtime Caused by Speed Reducers

Speed reducers should just work, right? Set it and forget it is not the way to think about proper speed reducer preventive maintenance. There are proactive steps you should take to ensure your production line stays operating at full capacity.

Industrial Gearbox Repair Done Right

If you think your damaged industrial gearbox is beyond repair think again. When one of our cement processing customers brought us this beauty we just got to work - and fast.

Falk 3DTC3 vs 5DTC3 Gear Reducers

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.

Can't find this speed reducer

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.

Overhead Conveyor Drive Repair | Breakdown

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...

Are your "green" electric motor installations at risk?

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...

How VFDs Save Money and Energy on Pumps and Fans

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