Launch Of New Generation, Shaft Mounted Helical Units By Renold Gears


Renold Gears, a business of Renold Power Transmission, launches a breakthrough in gear design with its 'new generation' shaft mounted helical gear units.

Designated the SMXtra, the new series features higher power ratings averaging an impressive 35 per cent over previous models, while optimised design features have permitted original frame sizes and overall dimensions to remain the same. Allied to the increased power capacity, customer-focused upgrades ensure the gear units are more environmentally friendly and even easier to fit and configure than ever before.

A number of enhanced seal options are available to fit all standard units, which can be installed so as to optimise protection from dust and moisture. Alternatively, by reversing one element of the standard design, the seal can provide additional security to prevent the egress of oil into sensitive environments - extremely useful for applications involving food production.
Both parallel bore and single taper bush mountings are available. The improved single taper bush, arguably the best taper mounting device on the market, allows for easy removal even after service in the most arduous environment - while a new double taper hub permits fitment of the bush from either side of the gear unit.

For even more convenience, an improved motor mounting platform is featured, which permits side mounting as well as conventional top mounting, and is supplied with a drilling template to suit all matching motor sizes.

Another new feature is the incorporation of a new, compact torque restraint, as an alternative to a conventional torque arm where space limitations apply.

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The SMXtra series is available as single or double reduction units and offers gear ratios of up to 25:1 with a power capacity range from 0.3kW to 173kW. Each unit is fitted with high tolerance heavy-duty roller bearings for trouble free running and maximum load carrying capacity.
Applications for the SMXtra are both diverse and comprehensive including conveyor drives, mixer drives, the packaging industry, food process machinery, printing, textiles, materials handling and general industry usage.

The SMXtra comes complete with a CD ROM containing a wealth of information on product selection, installation and maintenance. A catalogue 'PDF' file is also included on the CD.

Complementing its SMXtra shaft mounted helical gear units, Renold Gears manufactures a diverse range of in-line, right angle and variable speed gear products to meet the demands of industry worldwide. The company is also a single source for a comprehensive range of products and services including: gear manufacture, engineered solutions, service and repair.

For further information please contact:

Roger Godson, Sales Director, Renold Gears, Holroyd Gear Works, Milnrow, Rochdale OL16 3LS England

Tel: +44 (0) 1706 751000
Fax: +44 (0) 1706 751001