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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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In this instance, the Detroit based manufacturer had an old US inline gear drive. It had massive failure and needed all new gearing. The lead time was 6-8 weeks from the factory. We proposed several options. The customer chose to go with the Rexnord planetary gear reducer. We fabricated a custom motor mount and more importantly a custom drive base. The drive base matched the output shaft center and bolt holes of their old reducer; making installation simpler.

Some of the benefits of the new motor and reducer package:

  • More horsepower capacity
  • Delivery in days vs. weeks
  • Improved efficiency - energy savings

 

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