Product News: Mechanical Power Transmission

Helical Gearboxes provide smooth operation.

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July 22, 2014 - Available in 5 sizes with gear ratios from i=3 to i=100, Series 8GP70 with shaft output and Series 8GF70 with drive flange are IP65-rated with optimized synchronization characteristics and low noise level at high speeds. Units handle high axial and radial forces and offer option for reducing backlash to less than 1 arcminute. With gearboxes, woodworking machines can produce smooth surfaces with minimal chatter, while printing machines can render consistent printed image.

B&R Industrial Automation Corp.

1250 Northmeadow Parkway, Roswell, GA, 30076, USA

Original Press Release

Smoother Operation for Absolute Precision

Press release date: July 15, 2014

B&R introduces premium IP65-rated helical gearboxes

B&R is adding two new helical members to its premium family of gearboxes: the 8GP70 series with a shaft output and the 8GF70 series with a drive flange. These new products series offer excellent synchronization characteristics and a very low noise level at high speeds.

As with all B&R premium gearboxes, minimal backlash is a defining characteristic – with an option available for reducing it even further (<1 arcminute).="" the="" ability="" of="" this="" premium="" series="" of="" gearboxes="" to="" handle="" high="" axial="" and="" radial="" forces,="" their="" high="" power="" density="" and="" their="" ip65="" rating="" mean="" that="" they="" can="" be="" used="" in="" an="" extremely="" wide="" range="" of="">

Whenever an application places especially high demands on smooth operation, synchronicity and low excitation frequencies, these helical gearboxes are right at home. Woodworking machines, for example, can produce much smoother surfaces with less chatter, while printing machines can render a more consistent printed image. Since there is less heat build-up, high-speed machines can run even faster.

Scalable and perfectly coordinated
By offering these new gearboxes with either a standard shaft or flange output, B&R not only provides the perfect gearbox to match any application, but also remains faithful to their successful Scalability+ concept. Thanks to compatible designs and connector dimensions, machinery can easily be adapted to changing requirements without having to make changes to the basic machine design. Both of these new gearboxes are available in 5 different sizes with gear ratios ranging from i=3 to i=100.

B&R Industrial Automation Corp.
Attn: Yvonne Eich, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
1250 Northmeadow Parkway, S-100
Roswell, GA 30076

B&R company profile
B&R is the world’s largest and most successful private company in the area of automation equipment manufacturing. The motto “Perfection in Automation” has provided the foundation for the company since B&R was founded in 1979. Today, B&R employs 2,500 employees worldwide and has an exceptional global presence with 175 sales offices in 75 countries.

As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With industrial fieldbus communication standards like POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering.

B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with its customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of 25 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.   For more information, please visit www.br-automation.com.

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