Shaft Mount Gearboxes or "speed reducers" featuring shafts and gears manufactured from the highest-grade steel, case hardened and precision ground to AGMA standards for long lasting durability.
Optional accessories include tapered bushing kits, screw conveyor flanges, screw conveyor drive shafts, belt guards, motor mounts, backstops and more. Screw conveyors are used in a variety of applications where moving bulk material horizontally or vertically is required. Applications where screw conveyors are utilized are: aggregate and cement agriculture, grain, mining, water, wastewater and more.
Simply add a screw conveyor flange and drive shaft to the properly sized gearbox to couple up to CEMA style conveyor mounts. The screw conveyor flange includes mounting hardware – in this case 4 bolts and washers.
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Keep in mind, these Aluminum Gearboxes are the lowest cost and the lightest weight, but are not designed to be operated 24/7 under stressful loads. It is important to determine your application needs by specs and not by price! Both of our IronHorse Cast Iron and Aluminum Worm Gearboxes are filled with Synthetic oil and typically only require maintenance checks but not require regular oil changes.
Stopping and starting a gearbox increases stress and wear. If your application runs continuous without stopping and starting, then a lighter duty gearbox may work for your application. If your application requires stopping and starting throughout the workday, then a heavier duty gearbox should be considered. Keep in mind: Loads play a huge factor in selection as well.
A great example is: Think about the stress of a baggage conveyor at an international airport. If the line stops while loaded with baggage, startup can stress the drivetrain compared to an empty conveyor that baggage is added to after it is running.
To minimize the risk of potential safety problems, you should follow all applicable local and national codes that regulate the installation, maintenance and operation of your equipment. The brass plug only needs to be installed and it is ready to go.
Helical gearboxes offer less vibration, wear, noise and tend to have a longer life. If you are trying to select the proper gearbox for your application. The vent plug should be installed in the filler position as specified in the user manual.
First, we inspect the gearbox for any damage that may have occurred during shipment. Clean the gearbox if needed now and during maintenance. Do not allow chemicals on the seals as they can cause seals to deteriorate and leak.