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Service centre tailors drives to customer needs

A new generation of large industrial drives is being custom-engineered by Bonfiglioli Transmission Australia (BTA)?s Drives Service Centre (DSC) to produce outstanding reliability and torque densities to record values.

The HD series ? including HDP parallel shaft and HDO bevel helicals ? is a totally new modular design, engineered for outstanding torque per dollar, high casing strength, long life bearing technology and quieter, trouble-free operation.

In addition to being adaptable and custom-engineered to customers? requirements, the HD series has also been incorporated into a new series of drives engineered by BTA?s DSC for particular applications, including a trio of Hi-Torque, Alignment-free and Power Pack innovations.

?The new HD series was purpose designed to be precision assembled around the globe to customer requirements,? says BTA?s managing director Malcolm Lewis.

?This versatile facility, coupled with Bonfiglioli?s unique Drives Service Centre, enables us to custom-manufacture diverse drives to precise customer requirements, as well as optimise the drives for particular applications,? he said.

BTA?s DSC is formed around a nucleus of staff with decades of expertise extending across some of Australia?s most challenging industrial, resources, infrastructure and materials handling challenges.

This local expertise is backed by the global expertise of the BTA Group, with 2500 employees worldwide and a global network of 13 full branches and eight production plants supported by nearly 80 national distributors and an Australasian network of distributors.


DSC?s recent innovations include the most powerful drives engineered in Australasia, including HD Hi-Torque drives in capacities up to 1722kW and 1,195,000 Nm of torque.

With ratios from 23:1 up to 5000:1, the drives combine HD helical drives and BTA?s compact Trasmital planetary drives.

The integration of two high efficiency drives produces a cost-effective combination drive for uses such as:
? Materials handling, including conveyor drives, belt feeders, apron feeders and screw feeders.
? Cranes, hoists, winches and mobile machines, including stacker/reclaimers and travel and slew drives.
? Feeder drives.
? Minerals processing, including thickeners and clarifiers.

?By combining two drives, it?s possible to achieve the optimal ratio for individual customer applications,? says Lewis.


BTA has extended the versatility of its new HD series by introducing an alignment-free configuration that cost-effectively integrates motor and gearbox.

The HD AFD joins Bonfiglioli?s range of mounting options for specific applications, offering an alternative to laser-aligned baseplate types that allows the use of close coupled IEC B5 flange mounted motors to a G315 frame size.

HD AFD models can save time and money because there is no need to laser align the motor and gearbox shafts.

The HD AFD combinations ? with capacities up to 194,000 Nm ? complement BTA?s Hi-Torque drives and offer quick assembly and maintenance of high speed components including fans, fluid couplings and brakes.

Another innovation using HD drives is the heavy-duty fully coupled drive Power Pack combinations, which are being engineered by BTA for optimum ease of installation, rugged service and low maintenance in materials handling and process applications.

The HD drive Power Packs incorporate the new generation HD helical drives fixed to a base plate and fully coupled and laser aligned with their fluid couplings, disc brakes, pony drives and rigid output couplings.

The combinations ? in HD drive capacities from 1772kW and 194,000 Nm ? are particularly suited to conveyor drives and materials handling applications across a wide range of industries, including mineral processing and resources and energy.

?Power packs are part of our ongoing process of product diversification, process automation, and quality focus that have enabled Bonfiglioli to play a leadership role in the industry as a major supplier of helical, planetary, worm and frequency inverter drives,? said Lewis.

Source: Bonfiglioli Transmission (Australia) Pty Ltd/Whyte PR

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