Bark gets sorted with EQM

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - MOTORS & DRIVES -

EQM In­dus­trial has once again proven it looks at the big pic­ture when it comes to rec­om­mend­ing the most ap­pro­pri­ate equip­ment to be used for op­ti­mal per­for­mance.

An­thony Blox­ham from EQM says they were re­cently posed a ques­tion on what would be the most suit­able gear­box for a con­veyor that would op­er­ate out­side in pretty harsh en­vi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions.

“The cus­tomer wanted some­thing that would last a long time with­stand­ing harsh weather con­di­tions and con­tinue to work all day, ev­ery­day, if re­quired.”

The client was a land­scape sup­ply busi­ness that han­dles many dif­fer­ent grades of bark.

The busi­ness wanted to in­crease pro­duc­tion and de­cided to look for a new con­veyor sys­tem that would sep­a­rate the bark from the cad­mium in each spe­cific grade.

They ini­tially looked off­shore but turned their at­ten­tion to EQM be­cause if there was a break­down, they could quickly source re­place­ment parts or equip­ment.

When oth­ers would have sug­gested a con­ven­tional worm gear­box, EQM stepped it up and sug­gested the STM OM se­ries of Bevel He­li­cal Gear­boxes, which comes with a cast-iron gear­box hous­ing and hard­ened steel gears in­stead of an alu­minium hous­ing and brass gears as al­ter­na­tive.

“It’s more de­signed for rugged and heavy duty loads and can with­stand pretty hard weather.”

In fact this ex­cit­ing range of STM Bevel He­li­cal Gear­boxes is sec­ond to none, with a broad and full range of sizes and ra­tios, a va­ri­ety of mount­ing op­tions and the abil­ity to trans­mit torques up to 11,000nm.

“Each drive needed to de­liver power and ef­fi­ciency, have a high ser­vice fac­tor to be long last­ing and re­quire min­i­mal main­te­nance.”

As stan­dard, and due to the harsh con­di­tions, EQM also rec­om­mended and fit­ted Chal­lenge triple seal spher­i­cal bear­ings to all the drive and tail drums.

A sim­ple al­ter­ation to strengthen EQM’s stan­dard C-Chan­nel and TR se­ries de­signs pro­vided all the bark pro­ces­sor needed to achieve his re­quire­ments.

The client also found that with EQM they got more than they ac­tu­ally bar­gained for in the way of ser­vice and sup­port.

“At the end of the pro­ject we gave them a full main­te­nance sched­ule in­clud­ing in­for­ma­tion for or­der­ing re­place­ment parts and sug­ges­tions on how of­ten to lu­bri­cate the equip­ment.”

Con­tact EQM to­day to make your pro­cess­ing line pro­duc­tive with the right gear drive and sim­ple in­no­va­tive con­veyor de­signs to suit your needs. Freep­hone 0800 147 847 Email sales@eqm.co.nz Web www.eqm.co.nz

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