Flange Adapter streamlines material handling conveyors.

Press Release Summary:

Direct-mount, worm gear speed reducer, Model CFA700 replaces heavy chain drive on material handling conveyors and is interchangeable with standard 2- and 4-bolt mounted bearings. Adapter attaches to existing side rails, so conveyor redesign is not required. Rubber mounting pads and bushing limit vibration and noise, while PosiVent® Pressure Equalization System eliminates need for conventional pressure vents, and OSHA end cap cover limits exposure to moving parts in aisle.

Original Press Release:

New 700 Series Conveyor Flange Adapter

More Reliable Worm Gear Product for Material Handling Conveyors

January 9, 2006 - Quincy, Mass. - Boston Gear announces the release of an innovative new 700 Series Conveyor Flange Adapter (CFA), which is specifically designed for increased control and lower maintenance costs on material handling conveyors. The CFA700 is a direct-mount worm gear speed reducer that provides better value for a drive train and streamlines equipment design.

"This is an exciting new product that solves material handlers' problems on the line," said Ralph Whitley, Director of Engineering. "The CFA700 Series is going to become the workhorse at many material handling facilities because it is easy to install, easy to maintain, and more reliable than traditional chain-drive systems."

CFA700 is a revolutionary new product that replaces the costly and heavy chain drive that is mounted on many material handling conveyors. This versatile and flexible system costs less to operate, since there are fewer moving parts than traditional chain and sprocket drives. Plus maintenance is virtually eliminated, which provides long-term value.

CFA700 is easy to specify and to install. The adapter is interchangeable with standard two- and four-bolt mounted bearings and it attaches to existing side rails, so costly conveyor redesign is not required.

Benefits of installing CFA include: The rubber mounting pads and bushing limit vibration and noise, improving conditions. The bright-orange OSHA standard end cap cover increases operator safety by limiting their exposure to moving parts in the aisle.

Finally, the CFA700 contains the recently patented PosiVent® Pressure Equalization System, which eliminates the need for conventional pressure vents. It ships factory-filled with synthetic lubricant, and it is lubed for life, so no time-consuming oil changes are required.

Patent is pending on the CFA700 Series. Because the system is so new and innovative, a number of educational items are available. Interested parties can request copies of the following from the Boston Gear sales team as well as by contacting 888-999-9860.

o CFA Computer Animation CD (2 min.) (P-1605-BG-CD)
o CFA700 Series Installation Video (8 min.) (P-1606-BG-DVD)
o Product Solutions: CFA700 for Material Handling OEMs Flyer (P-1512-BG)
o You Do the Math Flyer (P-1513-BG)

For additional information on CFA and other Boston Gear products, visit the company's award-winning web site, www.bostongear.com, call 888-999-9860, or fax 617-479-6238. Write to Boston Gear,14 Hayward Street, Quincy, Mass. 02171.

Headquartered in Quincy, Mass., Boston Gear is a global supplier of enclosed gear drives and open gearing, electrical and mechanical power transmission components to original equipment manufacturers and industrial distribution. Boston Gear, a division of Altra Industrial Motion, is a world-class marketing and manufacturing leader with hundreds of years of industrial manufacturing experience.

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