Shaft install reducers are enclosed helical gear reducers with a hollow output. They are mounted on the insight shaft of the powered machine and are supported by the shaft and torque arm arrangement or motor mount framework. This eliminates the necessity for additional components to transmit torque from the reducer to the equipment. The elements of a shaft install reducer include:
• rotating bushing ring
• TorqTaper® bushing
• torque arm bracket
• torque arm rod and turnbuckle
• foot bracket
• input or high swiftness shaft
• an optional backstop
The Browning® shaft attach reducer, also referred to as the Browning SMTP, is a cost-effective method of driving machinery. The shaft attach design eliminates the need for support structures that are required in conventional foot mounted reducer assemblies. In addition, it eliminates the need for chain, sprockets, couplings and bedplates. In addition, the design minimizes alignment problems.
The compact design of the shaft mounted reducer helps save space. It also allows the unit to be mounted at 360 degrees around the shaft and by the end of the conveyor. Additionally, the reducer is very efficient at approximately 98.5% efficiency per decrease stage. Regular industries for the Browning SMTP are aggregate, baggage handling, grain and wastewater treatment.