Advanced heavy industrial drives will be introduced to Australasia by Bonfiglioli Transmission at Bulkex 09, including the largest of the new HD helical drive series and the powerful Trasmital planetary drive currently available. The latest HDO160 bevel helical mounted on a baseplate with fluid coupling brake and electric motor will be complemented by other members of the new modular design HD series. The HDO160 is produced on Bonfiglioli Transmission’s new Australasian production and testing line that cuts delivery times out of Europe by more than half.
The HD series, assembled here in capacities from 14,000Nm to 125,000Nm, will share stand 76 with models that showcase Bonfiglioli Transmission’s expanded ranges and stocking in Australia and New Zealand, as well as their ability to custom-engineer drives to meet individual needs and local conditions.
Following are the other Bonfiglioli Transmission’s products that will be showcased at Bulkex 09:
Bonfiglioli Transmission’s largest current planetary drive, the Trasmital 321L5FZ, which offers up to 650,000Nm of torque for use on heavy duty applications, such as coal thickeners or winches.
The Trasmital series, already which is widely used in Australia, is being evolved to meet the demands presented by heavy industries such as mining.
A Hi Torque drive, which is a combination Trasmital 319 planetary and HDO120 bevel helical, engineered for a wide variety of slow moving applications, such as shuttle drives, belt feeders, apron feeders, cranes and winches.
A HDO140 with a raised split casing, to display its rugged internal gears and bearings. The HDO bevel helical and HDP parallel shaft series is engineered for torque per dollar, high casing strength, long-life bearing technology and quieter, trouble-free operation.
A HDO alignment-free drive, engineered to provide a less expensive alternative to a baseplate design. HDO drives in sizes 100 to 140 and HDP drives in sizes 60 to 140 are among the first to be assembled locally on the complete assembly and testing line commissioned this year for the HD range.
According to Malcolm Lewis, Managing Director, Bonfiglioli Transmission, the new bevel helical series offers performance with compact dimensions and flexibility. Gear cases constructed from nodular cast iron assure rigidity in all circumstances, while gears are integrally ground finished on their profiles to ensure quiet and vibration-free operation even in the harsh conditions.
The HD series is complemented by the Trasmital 300 series planetaries, which are compact yet powerful. A cutaway Trasmital planetary will be shown at Bulkex 09 to demonstrate the drive train that makes them the suitable choice for all severe duty applications where shock loads and impacts are more the rule than the exception.
Trasmital drives can be specified and assembled in Australasia and planetary gearbox combinations are available here with peak torque outputs of more than a million Nm. Even larger Trasmitals are under development for heavy-duty applications, particularly in resource industries.
Applications range from cranes and winches, conveyors and feeders, mixers, agitators, and aerators, clarifiers and thickeners. The Trasmital configuration is versatile, with multiple options for mounting, gear layout, output shaft and motor interface. All the features are available for each of the 18 finely spaced frame sizes, spanning over the 1.000Nm to 500.000Nm torque range.
Bonfiglioli Transmission’s showing at Bulkex will also feature versatile C helical, A bevel helical and F shaft-mounted helicals (size 90). These versatile drives feature high efficiency gears, sturdiness, quiet operation and a broad range of sizes, ratios and configurations to fit numerous applications, including materials handling and lifting equipment, roller conveyors, belt and chain conveyors, screw conveyors, mixers, aerators and batchers and industrial crane travel drives.
Further, the 715T slew drives for cranes, stacker-reclaimers and special equipment industries, including yaw and pitch drives for wind energy, a drives technology, will be on display at Bulkex 09. Also on show will be a 713C3B, an alternate compact winch drive unit, which fits inside the winch drum.
Electronic Active range with working model Bonfiglioli has responded to expanding demand for its Vectron ACT 201 and 401 selectable vector drives by more than doubling the capacity of ranges available ex stock in Australia and New Zealand. Expanded local stocking of the ACT series of drives up to 132kW, means enhanced availability and delivery of the advanced technology drives, which are designed to offer outstanding flexibility for variable speed industrial process applications.