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Thomas J. Chaump
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Technical manuals, newsletter, preventive maintenance white paper offered through


November 5, 2002 (Norristown, PA) - Philadelphia Gear Corporation, a full-service provider of gearing and power transmission solutions, announces the online availability of technical literature for Philadelphia Gear customers, through


Now available in the "Manuals & Literature" section at are eleven technical manuals, downloadable as PDF files. Philadelphia Gear technical manuals include important information on the installation, operation and maintenance of Philadelphia Gear drives. Plus, as the exclusive provider of Western Gear & WesTech products, Philadelphia Gear offers manuals for the range of Western and WesTech units, including High-Speed Gear Units and Cooling Tower Speed Reducers, to name a few.

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Also available through the "Manuals & Literature" section is "Preventive maintenance: an examination of the root causes of gearbox failure" a white paper that provides plant managers and service technicians with the knowledge to identify causes of gearbox failure, a key step in establishing an effective preventive maintenance program. This ten-page educational paper examines common problems associated with gearbox failure - supplemented with real world testimonials - and can be ordered online free of charge.


"Lifecycle," Philadelphia Gear's free quarterly newsletter can now be viewed as a PDF file via the "News & Events" section at "Lifecycle" content includes new products and services, case studies, new personnel profiles, and other information on Philadelphia Gear business initiatives. Case histories are the primary focus of each issue, providing readers with a first-hand account of Philadelphia Gear's aftermarket services in practice. Visitors can also sing-up via the "News & Events" section for hard-copy distribution of "Lifecycle".


"Over the past year we've taken steps to transform our web site into a resource for Philadelphia Gear customers," says Carl Rapp, President and CEO, Philadelphia Gear. "Making our customer-focused literature available online, free of charge, was the next logical step in our continuing efforts to keep our customers informed and educated on what Philadelphia Gear has to offer."


A founding member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), Philadelphia Gear offers products and services found in use worldwide; 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.




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