Reduspeed geared motors commenced production in 1952, a brand of Gearmotor Pty. Ltd. The design brief given to the engineering staff called for “features necessary for units that would withstand arduous operating conditions over long periods with little maintenance”.
To meet this premise, the engineers decided to use nickel chrome steel gears, that were case hardened, and high tensile heat treated steel shafts. These would become the standard used throughout the industry in later years.
Other design features of the Reduspeed range included:
- Gearcase, endshields and flanges all cast in high grade close grained iron
- First and second motion gears precision hobbed and super-finished (crown shaving process) single helical, case hardened
- Third or final motion precision hobbed straight spur, case hardened to greater depth
- Gearing exceeds the minimum for 24 hour/day or continuous rating
- Full use of Timken tapered roller bearings throughout the Reduspeed geared motor range
One of the benefits of the Reduspeed line was that units were rated for continuous service, with no service factors or thermals needing to be considered during selection.
Reduspeed changed ownership a couple of times through the years, being linked up first with Morse before settling into the BTR Engineering fold. BTR Engineering marketed the Reduspeed E2000 series of in-line helicals alongside the Reduspeed Eb2000 series of bevel-helicals and Redumount shaft mount gearboxes.
All Torque Transmissions understands the demands of the mechanical power transmission industry, and just how the Reduspeed range fitted into it. Although Reduspeed is no longer around, the basic premise of quality in geared motors lives on, and we make sure that we uphold this tradition with our product range.