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Bulk Handling Conveyors

Application

Traditional shaft-mount drive conveyors

Issue

Gearbox failure, maintenance costs

Description

For end users in the aggregate processing industry, equipment uptime is a primary concern. One key to this is keeping lubricants in and contaminants out of critical components such as speed reducers, a difficult proposition in such dirty environments.

Recently, one customer replaced a competitor's drive that had failed on a material handling conveyor application. System downtime was extended due to difficulties in removing the old unit.

Solution

TorqTaper® Plus 307SMTP25 and 207SMTP25

Result

The Installation mechanic commented that the SMTP was much easier to install than the competition's two-bushing system. The single-bushing design and ability to mount the bushing on the front side of the reducer minimized installation time and effort. Additionally, the Barrier Seal System helps to keep lubricant in and contaminants out, ensuring reliability of the drive.