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Investment in heavy industrial drives pays dividends for customers of Bonfiglioli Transmission

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article image One of Bonfiglioli's HD industrial drives was recently installed at the Unimin site
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Advanced and durable HD heavy industrial drives from Bonfiglioli Transmission (Aust) are locally assembled, a fact that enabled the company to replace a customer’s broken down gearbox recently within a week.

The Unimin cement and lime works near Kandos in NSW required a replacement parallel helical gearbox delivering more than 60,000 Nm torque after their kiln drive suffered a gear failure.

The solution Bonfiglioli supplied was an A803 helical bevel with a double extension output shaft, which also accommodates a pony emergency drive.

Fitted with a close coupled motor, the unit drives into a Bonfiglioli HDP 140 three-stage parallel helical gearbox with a 25.1 ratio delivering 70,000 kN.

Bonfiglioli sales manager David Leggatt points out that the site needed to get production back to normal as quickly as possible.

“When you’re operating a major materials handling facility – be it at a mine, quarry or building product production plant – time is money,” he says.

The gearbox was assembled swiftly in Sydney from parts in stock, utilizing Bonfiglioli’s complete assembly and testing line dedicated to HDP parallel shaft and HDO bevel helical industrial drives.

The HD production and testing line in Sydney facilitates quicker response to customer needs for customised drives for heavy applications

Bonfiglioli Transmission Australia Pty Ltd Managing Director Mr Malcolm Lewis explains that the HD range of industrial drives was purpose built with this in mind, allowing for remote assembly to customer requirements by Bonfiglioli subsiduaries around the globe.

The HD series is engineered for:

  • outstanding torque per dollar
  • high casing strength
  • long-life bearing technology; and
  • quieter, trouble-free operation.
In addition to engineering HDs as main industrial drives in a broad range of high power applications – such as conveyors and cranes – the new line greatly enhances Bonfiglioli’s local ability to rapidly develop high torque combination drives.

The site is complemented by Bonfiglioli’s in-house Drives Service Centre (DSC) and engineering facilities and expanded stocking of drives to enhance service and deliveries.

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