Industrial gear unit reduces power consumption and cuts costs

Johannesburg, South Africa – One of many Industrial Gearbox solutions, the MC Series Helical Bevel Industrial Gear Unit, was installed by SEW-EURODRIVE, at a manufacturing plant whose transmission system recently malfunctioned. In addition to providing a higher performance with reduced power consumption, the MC Series had the plant up and running within days with substantial cost savings for the customer.

Downtime in a manufacturing plant due to a mechanical breakdown is costly. A quick recovery to full manufacturing capacity is a criterion that SEW-EURODRIVE, a leader in the supply of industrial gear units (IG Units), understands, and who, through a assessment of the breakdown enabled the Rotary Cooking Pot to get back to full operation within a week.

SEW-EURODRIVE Durban examined a Rotary Cooking Pot breakdown at an animal feed plant. Sales Representative, Cliffton Bridge commented that it was a fairly old Rotary Pot that had suffered a transmission failure. “An inspection of the broken unit showed that our SEW-EURODRIVE MC Series Helical Bevel IG Unit would be the perfect replacement solution, and that we could do a drop and install process that further reduced downtime“.

Bridge added “As solution specialists, we understand the need for a quick return to operational activity. The MC Series Helical Bevel IG Unit, that replaced the old worm styled gearing unit, is not only more compact due its modular design but has far less variables. The helical bevel system also has increased torque capacity, broader gear range ratios and delivers higher efficiency. The motor also connects directly to the gearbox”.

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