DAVID Brown Engineering has upgraded its Series M range of helical inline geared motors and reducers to provide what it claims is the industry's most versatile, cost effective and user friendly drive solution.
It is designed to provide an extremely efficient and compact drive solution for a wide variety of users including original equipment manufacturers, handling & conveyor manufacturers, the food industry, water treatment, textiles industry, and the mining industry.
The Series M geared motors can meet most requirements up to 90kW or 120hp with maximum output torque capacity of 11,000Nm (97,350lb/in).
Twelve unit sizes give a ratio coverage of 1.2:1 to 12,000:1 in single, double, triple and combined reduction formats, and innovative modular construction maximises product availability.
The key element in the versatility of the new units is the Radicon motor connection which offers the option of fitting any standard electric motor.
The motor adapter system means the range accepts all sizes of standard NEMA and IEC flange mounted electric motors without the need for expensive modifications or interface connectors.
This flexibility means the original motor and any replacements may be sourced at competitive prices from a range of suppliers or distributors, and reduces downtime and cost at plant level.
Customers can also fit standard motors in all types (ac, dc, single phase, energy efficient, washdown, explosion proof, etc.) without incurring the high costs associated with gearboxes designed to accept special motor flange and shaft interfaces. All units are dimensionally interchangeable with many manufacturers.
Innovative modular construction of the Series M motors is designed to maximise product availability for customers while at the same time reducing manufacturing and repair costs.
The introduction of a modular kit design for the Series M means sub-assemblies are produced, packed and stored individually and as orders are received the kits required to meet customer's gear unit specification are taken from stock and assembled in a for shipment.
A small number of kits are required for use throughout the family of products, reducing inventory costs and optimising availability.
This modular kit system offers advantages to distributors and stockists by reducing their inventory and maximising availability for end users. It has been proven that a 90 per cent reduction in inventory spares cost can be achieved by stocking Series M in kit form, allowing instant replacement and reducing expensive down time to a minimum.
The Series M units also offer the ability to fit double oil seals on the input or output shaft as required, and smaller sizes are lubricated for life.