SEW’s new Mining Drive now locally assembled
SEW-Eurodrive has launched a locally assembled gear unit, the Mining Drive. It will be assembled in the company’s new industrial drives facility at Tullamarine.
Local assembly means short lead times for the Mining Drive, giving the company an advantage over its competitors, according to SEW-Eurodrive’s industrial drives product manager, Ian Tribe.
“The modularity of the Mining Drive allows for shortened delivery times, as units are assembled from stock parts. Unlike gear units manufactured overseas, the Australian-assembled Mining Drive can be supplied in just a few weeks, allowing users to streamline their own projects timelines.”
“It’s this ability to provide a locally-assembled end-to-end drive solution in quick time that differentiates us from our competitors.”
The Mining Drive features bevel-helical technologies and is suitable for motor powers up to 1500 kW. It has a purpose designed thermal housing to reduce energy usage by lessening of thermal losses.