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Bonfiglioli Alignment-Free Drives introduce Hunter Miners to Cost-Efficient Mounting Options

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Bonfiglioli ’s new HD series of advanced heavy duty drives will be introduced at the Newcastle-Hunter mining exhibition being held from November 24 to November 26, 2011.  

The HD series of heavy duty drives features an alignment-free configuration that further extends their versatility.  

The alignment-free HDO130 helical bevel drives, cost-effectively integrating the motor and gearbox will be shown on Stand 118 at the Newcastle Exhibition Centre along with Bonfiglioli’s widely used Trasmital planetary technology.  

The new HD AFD configuration joins Bonfiglioli’s expanding range of Australasian-engineered mounting options for specific applications, offering an alternative to laser-aligned baseplate types that allow the use of close-coupled IEC B5 flange-mounted motors up to a G315 frame size.  

The HD alignment-free drives feature capacities up to 1722 kW and 150,000 Nm, complementing Bonfiglioli’s high torque drives and offering quick, trouble-free assembly as well as maintenance of high speed components including fans, fluid couplings and brakes.  

The 58,000 Nm HDO 130 drives being exhibited at the Hunter show are a broad range of HD AFD models that can save time and money in a range of applications because there is no need to laser align the motor and gearbox shafts, says Mr Malcolm Lewis, Managing Director, Bonfiglioli Transmission (Australia) Pty Ltd.  

Key features: 

  • Reduced initial costs compared with traditional baseplate designs
  • HD AFD configuration enhances serviceability by permitting high speed components to be removed and replaced without the need for re-alignment
  • Applications include conveyor drives, shuttle drives, bucket elevators, inching drives and other materials handling equipment
Manufactured in Australia on Bonfiglioli’s new production and testing line, the HD alignment-free drives combine local production advantages with local engineering expertise to enable Bonfiglioli to custom-engineer specific solutions for industrial equipment and mobile equipment.  

The compact and torque-dense Trasmital 300 series planetaries will also be exhibited at the Hunter show. A cutaway Trasmital planetary will be shown at QME to demonstrate the drive train that makes them the ideal choice for all the rugged applications that undergo shock loads and impacts.  

Trasmital drives can be specified as well as assembled in Australasia and planetary gearbox combinations are available locally with peak torque outputs of more than 1.195 million Nm. Larger Trasmitals are also under development for ultra heavy duty applications, particularly in resource industries.  

Applications of Trasmital planetary drives include cranes and winches, conveyors and feeders as well as mixers, agitators, aerators, clarifiers and thickeners.   

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