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Weg releases second gearbox guide in a four-part series

Weg releases second gearbox guide in a four-part series

Weg has published its second gearbox guidebook, helping buyers to ask the right questions in the geared motor buying process for their specific application and market. The guide titled, What mechanical engineers and plant operators need to know when buying geared motors, can be downloaded for free at

Choosing the right gear type is essential. With the wrong gear type, premature wear and damage could arise, causing the gears to interconnect improperly. This leads to costly replacements that could have been prevented in the early buying stages.

To prevent instances like these, the purchasing guide has been written to help engineers analyse the key technical criteria and areas of application before making a gearbox purchase. It addresses key questions such as, ‘what are the exact power requirements for the gear unit?’ and ‘which efficiency guidelines and standards must be observed?’.

Buyers must ensure that the purchased technology guarantees high plant availability and an optimum cost-benefit ratio. Therefore, this guide explains how to assess the cost-effectiveness of a geared motor adequately. Whether the gearbox in question is going into legacy or brand new system, the purchasing guide answers the following questions:

  • Which gear unit best suits my application?
  • How can I identify a good gear unit?
  • What do I have to pay attention to when purchasing besides the cost-benefit ratio?

“This second guide will help engineers and potential buyers to make informed decisions surrounding gearboxes, especially as the industry has diversified over the last decade,” explained Marek Lukaszczyk, European marketing manager at Weg.

“This guidebook is designed to give technical buyers a critical eye in the buying process, to prevent problems later down the line. The informative book can be downloaded for free to help buyers and engineers gain a wealth of knowledge and experience about the buying process involving gearboxes. Also, keep an eye out for two more gearbox-focussed guides, which will be added to the series in the foreseeable future.”


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