The Bonfiglioli AS and MAS series of in line helical gearboxes has long been superseded globally by the new C series, yet at All Torque enquiries still come through thick and fast. Bonfiglioli helped to set the benchmark when it introduced the AS and MAS, and capitalised on the units strengths with the C series redesign, however the C series is not a direct replacement for sizing so some issues arise.
Size and Fitment
Flange mounted units do not present much of a problem, with flange dimensions and shaft sizes the same between series and the only issue being that the C series is slightly longer. It is the foot mounting that creates some (not insurmountable) headaches. Gearbox footprint, shaft centre height and shaft diameter must all be considered when looking at fitment, alongside torque capacity, as they do differ somewhat.
The AS and MAS series are actually still available in Australia through Bonfiglioli’s global distribution channels, however lead times are LONG and normally prohibitive.
At All Torque, we know how important it is to keep production machinery in action. Many times, this means instant modifications to ‘off the shelf’ power transmission equipment to increase flexibility.
For reference, you can download the as catalogue here.