Many times we are asked to source a modern alternative to a superseded or obsolete piece of mechanical power transmission equipment.
With many brands having fallen by the wayside as the generations pass, it is our job to source a modern equivalent to a gearbox that is no longer available. Sourcing the correct replacement, paying attention to shaft size, footprint, shaft centre height, service factor and limiting speed will usually bring about a suitable equivalent from an alternative manufacturer. This is not the case in 100% of applications.
Output shafts can be adapted, especially where couplings are direct drive media are the driven component. These can obviously be adapted with machining or taper bushes to suit the required size of the current unit, which also has the added bonus of keeping the new unit standard for future replacement.
Modifying the footprint, either with direct machining or by the use of an adaptor plate, are also employed to make sure that modern gearboxes will be able to be used in any application.
All Torque Transmissions is well placed to help when looking at the options for repair, replacement or retrofit. We understand the torque requirements of drive applications and are ready to assist for older units that are no longer available.