PHILADELPHIA GEAR OFFERS IMPROVED AUTOMOTIVE CONVEYOR
Increased durability, easier maintenance the focus
of drive upgrades
April 21, 2003 (Norristown, PA) - Philadelphia
Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission
solutions, announces product improvements to its durable and reliable
line of automotive conveyor line gear drives.
Bulls-eye sight flow indicators have been added to
both the 55 and 155 CDR conveyor units. These new indicators allow
for the oil level to now be determined at a glance, removing the
possibility of the old-style standpipe breaking in operation. In
addition, the new sight flow indicators virtually eliminate the
possibility of overfilling gearboxes in operation.
Shaft lip seals for these units have been upgraded
from "Buna N" material to "Viton," providing
longer service life and more tolerance to field conditions.
In addition, all shaft keys (input and output) are now captured
by drilled and tapped socket head cap screws, making installation
easier and avoiding the potential for losing loose parts.
The 55 CDR model also features an enlarged drain
plug arrangement, allowing for faster, more reliable drainage
of the gearbox.
"These improvements increase the durability
and reliability of our conveyor drives, making maintenance
an easier, simpler task," says Barry Hall, Director of
Operations at Philadelphia Gear's Midwest Regional Service
Center. "In addition, the improvements should provide
longer service life for these conveyor drives, ultimately
saving our customers both time and money."
Philadelphia Gear is known for its long-lasting
and reliable selection of automotive conveyor gear drives.
Such drives can be found in wide use in automotive plants
throughout the United States.
A founding member of the American Gear Manufacturers
Association (AGMA), Philadelphia Gear offers products and
services found in use worldwide; from conveyor gear drives
used in long wall coal mining operations, to emergency repair
services critical to the power generation industries. The
company serves thousands of customers across the globe from
its regional service and manufacturing facilities in New Castle,
DE; Birmingham, AL; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles,
CA. Philadelphia Gear is headquartered in Norristown, PA.
For more information on Philadelphia Gear, call
1-800-766-5120, fax 610-337-5637.