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SEW to Showcase Full-Service Offering at GME 2010

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As one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive full-service motor and drive solutions providers, SEW-Eurodrive will take centre-stage at October’s Goldfields Mining Expo (GME) in Kalgoorlie, WA showcasing its extensive range of heavy-duty drive technologies.  

The company will exhibit elements from its innovative range of gear-units, geared motors and frequency inverters, all specially designed for heavy-duty applications with high-transmitted loads making them ideal for the needs of mining, mineral processing and quarrying processes.  

According to SEW-Eurodrive WA Manager, Trevor Hughes, the modularity and high power-density of the company’s industrial gear-unit range make them an effective and versatile solution for the region’s diverse range of mining applications.  

“We’re looking forward to assisting local WA miners with drive solutions suitable for their gold, nickel and iron ore mining projects,” he said.  

“Our gear-unit offering delivers extremely compact and versatile drive options for Australia’s natural resources and heavy engineering industries. Additionally, the ability to withstand harsh operating environments makes our motor and drive solutions suitable for Australia’s entire mineral/ ore bulk handling and processing operations.”  

A particular point of interest on the SEW-Eurodrive stand at GME will be the company’s Australian-assembled X-Series gear-units.  

“This series boasts the finest torque-graduation on the market, allowing users to closely match an X-Series gear-unit to their application. This provides unrivalled gear-unit choice and flexibility for the mining industry,” said Hughes.  

“The X-Series is ideally suited to applications ranging from conveyor systems to ball mills and agitators.”  

The entire X-Series range is offered in a choice of 15 sizes with torque ratings ranging from 58 to 475kNm.  

Also on show will be the X-Series’ smaller ‘stable-mate’, the MC Compact Series. Offered with the option of an extended bearing distance (EBD) and reinforced output, SEW-Eurodrive’s MC Compact Series is available in seven sizes, rated from 6 to 48kNm.  

“The EBD version – normally assembled as a parallel vertical shaft design – provides freedom in system design as it requires remarkably little space,” said Hughes. “This is ideal for mixing, agitating and thickener applications in the mining and minerals processing industry.”  

At GME 2010, a number of SEW-Eurodrive engineers and technicians will be on hand to provide insight into the company’s comprehensive service and support offering. “We have the largest on-the-ground team of engineers and support staff in the region,” said Hughes.  

Importantly, SEW-Eurodrive’s Perth premises holds over $1 million of stock and has been purpose-designed to accommodate the assembly and repair of larger-sized complete drive packages.  

To learn more about SEW-Eurodrive’s comprehensive range of heavy duty motor and drive solutions, visit SEW-Eurodrive at The Goldfields Mining Expo: Stand 1022, Kalgoorlie Boulder Racecourse, 26-28 October, 2010. 

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