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1964 Winsmith Breakdown

Posted by Marc Bekolay on Sat, Jan 30, 2021 @ 11:08 PM

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, and the Winsmith gear drive was built in 1964

Winsmith-4CTDM-Tag-2After some discussions, we agreed the fastest turn-around would be for Astbury's in-house techs to remove the failed output assembly to ship it to B&H. We had this bronze output gear on the shelf but wanted to compare it with theirs to confirm it was the original gear from Winsmith.

As you can see in the image below the gear, bearings, and shaft were in rough shape

Winsmith Broken GearThe shaft was also in stock, and it was half the cost of the factory replacement shaft.  Our repair team mounted the new gear and new Timken bearings on the replacement shaft and shipped the output assembly the next day.

Their technicians installed the replacement output assembly and were back in production.












Topics: Speed Reducer, Winsmith