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Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Meeting demands for zero engineering cost

Meeting demands for zero engineering cost Thames Water has replaced old Varatio Strateline gearboxes with new Brevini multi-stage planetary gearboxes on a series of half bridge scrapers at Maidenhead Sewage Treatment Works (STW). The new Brevini planetary units offered increased radial load and torque transmission ratings over their predecessors and were easily retrofitted to the existing platform. The cost of a direct replacement from Brevini significantly undercut the cost of refurbishing the originals or fabricating new bridgework to accommodate another manufacturer’s design of gearbox. The Strateline units had reached the end of their service life at Maidenhead STW and when one completely failed (there is built-in redundancy at the site so the breakdown did not affect overall performance at the plant), the site maintenance engineers were faced with the cost of refurbishing an obsolete model or structural fabrication work to adapt the bridge for a new gearbox. Through an existing framework agreement for the supply of new gearboxes, BSL Brammer was contacted for advice, the recommendation to employ a Brevini Planetary solution was welcomed as it required ‘no engineering’ by the customer in order to make the gearbox fit.

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