has launched new Australian-assembled mining drives, which will be manufactured at the company's new IG facility, located at its national headquarters in Melbourne.
The new IG facility measures 10,000 square metres, and is being fitted out to assemble and service a variety of drives. The state of the art fit out of the facility includes cranes capable of handling 50 tonne loads and a storage capacity in excess of 3,000 pallets.
SEW-EURODRIVE's new mining drives feature bevel-helical technologies, and are suitable for motor powers up to 1,500kW. They are assembled with a purpose built thermal housing that is designed to significantly reduce energy usage by minimising thermal losses.
The drives are available in torque ranges from 58 to 465kNm, and in eight sizes, taking torque range assembled to 175,000 Nm.
SEW-EURODRIVE's National Industrial Gears Product Manager, Ian Tribe, says that the company's latest investment in Australian manufacturing will provide a real advantage to the industrial and mining sectors.
"We are continuing to enhance our technological edge and enviable track-record of local assembly capabilities, to provide users with fast-tracked drive solutions. It’s this ability to provide a locally-assembled end-to-end drive solution in quick time that differentiates us from our competitors," he notes.
Tribe further explains that SEW-EURODRIVE's new Australian-assembled mining drives feature a modular design, and are assembled from a range of standard components, making them quicker and easier to manufacture.
"The modularity of the Mining Drive allows for shortened delivery times, as units are assembled from stock parts. Unlike gear units manufactured overseas, the Australian-assembled Mining Drive can be supplied in just a few weeks, allowing users to streamline their own projects timelines," he says.
Several internal energy reducing features are also incorporated into the design of the new mining drives, which can be tailored specifically to suit each application depending on operating conditions.
The Australian-assembled mining drives are now available to the Australian market.