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.
Peerless Winsmith is experiencing significant supply chain issues. Their SE Encore line of reducers have lead times of 4 to 8 weeks for units that had a 24 hour lead time prior to Covid-19.
Falk gearing replacement parts are 4-6 week lead times.
ABB/Dodge has had bearing, and gearing shortages affecting lead time for their popular line of TXT Shaft mount speed reducers.
Timken bearings are in short supply across the US. We see lead times up-to 24 weeks on some of their tapered roller bearings.