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Philadelphia Gear's new Universal Cooling Tower Drive offers a unique solution to the challenge of rapidly replacing cooling tower drivers and spare parts. The Universal Drive replaces the five Philadelphia Gear cooling tower drive models currently in use - plus, it can be used in place of most other drive brands with minimal modification.


This unique, universal design has no limitations when compared to past and current cooling tower drives. The drive utilizes one standard housing and gear set, in an enclosed box. Adjustments to gear ratios occur literally "out of the box," and exterior gear sets to change ratios also can be stocked. All of the drive's internal parts are universal, allowing for quicker turnaround for repair and replacement - as little as 24 hours compared to the industry standard of 7 to 9 weeks. And once the drive is installed, it is covered by a best in the industry warranty.


The Universal Cooling Tower Drive is capable of fitting into virtually any legacy cooling tower application, using two sets of base plate spacer adapters to adjust the center line height of the input shaft - one set under the unit to adjust the vertical output shaft height, and another set to raise the motor to the higher horizontal input shaft height. Plus, it is engineered to exceed all existing OSHA

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noise-level regulations, with an operating level nearly 50-percent quieter than typical cooling tower drive decibel levels.


The Philadelphia Gear Universal Cooling Tower Drive is suitable (but not limited) to the following applications:


Wet Cooling Tower Applications

  • Power generation
  • Petrochemical
  • Refining
  • Pulp & paper
  • Refrigeration


Dry Cooling Tower Applications

  • Natural gas pipeline transmission
  • Commercial air conditioning


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3/4 view of Universal Cooling Tower Drive


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