10 Oct M Series – a special gearbox for special needs
STM M Series Gearboxes are one of those special gearboxes that in most cases you probably don’t think you’ll need.
But as the following story shows, if it hadn’t been for this specific gearbox, this happy customer would continue to have issues with its existing conveyor.
The M Series is a ‘pre-stage’ gearbox. It works most effectively when mounted between an electric motor and existing gearbox, especially when a conveyor needs to run slow.
Anthony says this is exactly what was required for a packhouse client recently.
The customer needed to to slow down their apple elevator that feed an apple waxer.
To make do they had wound down the existing electric motor from 1500rpm to just over 100rpm and this was putting incredible strain on the motor, which would then run the risk of overheating.
“We were able to reduce the speed down to a quarter of what it was previously. This then took all the strain off the existing motor and gearbox and reduced the chance of anything happening that would lead to downtime.