The Australian Open tennis at Melbourne Park has been a staple of the Australian sporting landscape since moving there from Kooyong in 1988. A major part of the success of the venue has been the all-weather capability of the main courts, thanks to retractable roofs.
The retractable roofs all need a means of opening and closing. All Torque Transmissions was asked to be involved in the supply of the gear drives, with Siemens Flender bevel helical gearboxes matched with WEG electric motors, fitted with integral brakes.
Supplying equipment that is reliable in the application is paramount, especially with the eyes of the world on us. With 800,000 attendees during the event and a worldwide television audience of tens of millions, All Torque had to be confident that the matched Flender and WEG combination was up to the task.
A Great Doubles Partner
We take our partnerships with customers very seriously, regardless if the application is a simple conveyor drive or a retractable roof for a world-class sporting facility. All Torque’s application engineers ensure that drive designs are the best for the individual requirement, from the perspective of both cost and usability.