APMS has recently purchased new heavy duty skates for manoeuvring large gearbox units or parts within their 24-tonne Gearbox & Gear Motor Repair Facility.
Used in tandem, the heavy duty skates are placed underneath the heavy gearbox case on the concrete floor, following which the gearbox is craned onto the skates. This allows the gearbox or heavy components to be easily transported through the repair process by either pulling along manually in a trolley action or towing with a forklift.
The new skates are time-saving tools that allow quick movement of heavy equipment through the shop while reducing the need for using expensive cranes for the purpose.
APMS are gearing up with the right equipment to repair all sizes of industrial gear and gearmotors for the mining, quarrying, manufacturing, processing and recycling industries. A new purpose-built gearbox build and repair facility is being readied in Burton, SA, which is scheduled to be completed early in 2012.
The new facility is set up with a 10-tonne overhead crane right throughout the workshop/ build centre, which will also feature a gearbox and a load test rig for checking of rebuilt industrial drives before being sent back to customers.