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Wheel Drive on Radial Stacker

Application

Gear reducer on radial stacker wheel drive

Issue

Maintenance costs

Description

Historically, motorized wheel drives or travel systems on radial stackers were provided with large, inefficient worm gear reducers with significant chain drives to achieve the slow speeds required. With some stackers traveling as slow as 3 to 6 rpm, the limitations of traditional-housed worm gearing and significant ratios caused design problems and maintenance challenges for the drives.

Solution

Browning® HwN 3462 series

Result

Browning engineers were able to utilize a standard HwN unit with the majority of the ratio inside the reducer housing to eliminate the need for a large chain drive outside of the wheel assembly. This reduced the size of the required guarding and chain drive. As a result, the customer has a cleaner and more compact drive system.