SEW-EURODRIVE secures SA coal order

SEW-EURODRIVE has supplied its X series industrial gear (IG) units to an ongoing coal terminal expansion project in South Africa
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The scope of work included testing at SEW-EURODRIVE's Durban branch

Staff reporter

A long-standing relationship with the terminal has seen the OEM’s scope of supply to the upgrade project evolve from supplying  traditional geared motors to the latest X-Series IG units.

For this particular project, SEW-EURODRIVE supplied its X-170, X-180 and X-210 IG units. SEW-EURODRIVE’s Durban branch manager Casparus de Jager, commented: “We received an order for a number of X-210 industrial gearboxes ahead of some tough competitors. The scope of work included load testing at our Durban branch.”

The X-Series for belt conveyors comprises three-stage helical-bevel gear units with special, horizontal housing for improved heat dissipation and increased cooling capacity, thanks to an efficient fan concept. This means that external cooling units and a larger gear unit are no longer necessary in most applications. Applications include the cement and construction materials industries, and surface and underground mining.

The X-Series has a torque range from 6.8kNm to 475kNm. It also features a large number of accessories to allow for maximum flexibility and a wide range of gear ratios for helical and bevel-helical gear units.

Nearly any mounting position or shaft arrangement on a driven machine can be implemented. A reversible gear unit housing also facilitates variable installation.

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