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.Read More
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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.
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.
Variable speed drives provide an excellent way to improve control and reduce operating costs of pump and fan applications.
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.
The Baldor Electric Cooling Tower drive package provide facilities with another way to go green and save money.
Today I am going to explain some of the terminalogy used in AC motors.
Topics: Electric Motors