Share
Industrial Technology - Linked-in Industrial Technology - Twitter Industrial Technology - News Feed
Latest Issue
Diary and Events

Sensors & Instrumentation Live

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/09/2019 - 26/09/2019

Sensors & Instrumentation Live will celebrate its 10 year anniversary in 2019 and the UK’s (more)

PPMA Show 2019

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

01/10/2019 - 03/10/2019

The UK’s largest ever event in the processing and packaging sector calendar. With over 350 exhibitors (more)

Advanced Engineering 2019

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

30/10/2019 - 31/10/2019

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Online meetings ensure faster custom gearbox design

Online meetings ensure faster custom gearbox design

Renold Gears has designed a bespoke gearbox for Swiss food processing equipment manufacturer, Bühler, in record time with just three online meetings between the customer's engineers, and Renold's engineers in both Switzerland and the UK. With gearbox design and manufacture at one location at Renold's factory in Rochdale, the online meetings, using TeamViewer, cut costs and reduced the time to design a custom solution that met the customer's requirements.

The new custom gearbox, for a new pasta making machine, was a multiple input bevel-helical unit that had to fit within very tight space constraints and meet demanding weight limits. To achieve this Renold's engineers had to use the latest finite element analysis and 3D modelling software to reduce the thickness of the gearbox casing without compromising its structural integrity.

The new design was based on Renold Gears' heavy-duty HC series helical and bevel-helical gear units with case hardened and profile ground gears for high torque applications. Using TeamViewer allowed both sets of engineers to make real time changes online and see the results. It also significantly reduced the time that physical meetings would have required speeding up the decision making process and the time the project took to reach sign-off.

For over 100 years Bühler has been developing commercial production lines for making fine pasta. Experience, knowledge, Swiss precision and a profound understanding of market needs have made Bühler a world-leading technology group in the development, design and manufacture of industrial-scale pasta lines.

 
Renold Gears Ltd

Latest news about Gearboxes

Additional Information
Text styles