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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)

No more gearbox problems

No more gearbox problems Yorkshire Water's Rawcliffe Sewage Treatment Works processes waste water for the equivalent of 45,000 homes, treating up to a maximum flow rate of 23,600m3 and adhering to strict standards for safe disposal. The problem Dave Milburn, Rawcliffe's Site Manager faced was, up until recently, this treatment capacity was an 'ideal' rather than a reality. Due to gearboxes breaking down on the sites ten large aerators, all ten were never working at the same time, until Brevini designed a reliable replacement drive system employing WIMES spec EFF1 efficiency motors, inverter drives and high-toque Brevini planetary reduction gears. The Brevini gearboxes used were designed specifically for arduous, continuous applications such as this, the planetary design having inherent advantages over conventional helical gearbox designs because there is an equilibrium of forces on individual gears so the planet carrier is in charge of transmitting torque only. Conventional helical gearboxes employ a system of bearing supported gear carrying shafts where forces are concentrated. Planetary gearboxes have a complete gear system that is in-line, so there are no high torsional loads on the bearings and gear elements. The result in an extremely long wear-life.

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