Planetary Gear Units suit high torque applications.

Press Release Summary:

Series S contains 8 harmonically-developed sizes with torque ratings from 25,000-275,000 lb-ft and transmission ratios from 3:1 up to 3,150:1. Suited for fixed and mobile applications, units incorporate 4 balanced gears that operate with load sharing, large oil ports, and tight sealing arrangement. They are adaptable to wide range of applications, including mixers, extruders, winches, cranes, conveyors, and apron feeders.

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Brevini USA Introduces S Series High Torque Planetary Gear Units

(Vernon Hills, IL - June 4, 2004) Brevini USA, the USA division of Brevini Riduttori Italy, has introduced a new series of high torque planetary gear units for a wide range of industrial fixed and mobile applications. The S Series has been specifically designed for applications requiring high torque with minimum dimensions.

These high performance planetary gear units increase torque by 25% with a reduction of 40-60% in space and weight compared to the current PDL series. S Series planetary gear units are available in eight harmonically developed sizes with torque ratings from 25,000 to 275,000 foot-lbs. Transmission ratios range from 3:1 up to 3,150:1.

"The S Series is based on exciting new technology," said Salvatore Spada, Brevini USA President and COO. "The S Series units incorporate four planetary gears instead of the usual three. The gears are perfectly balanced and operate with perfect load sharing. The four gears create much higher torque for the space that the gearbox occupies."

Improved gear bearing life is the key to S Series performance and durability. This improvement is the direct result of new bearing designs and production techniques.

Brevini Riduttori invested millions in developing a new manufacturing facility dedicated to the S Series in Reggio Emilia, Italy. New CNC machining centers and gear cutting machinery produce ground gears with more precise teeth profiles for longer, more accurate operation. Also, the gear design allows for more cost-effective production techniques, so Brevini can manufacture higher quality gears at a lower cost. The result is that S Series units last up to 30 % longer than many competitive units and sell for less.

The S Series also features a rugged sealing arrangement, larger oil ports and a more robust adaptation system for large electric motors. A large degree of interchangeability exits with the previous models.

The S Series units are adaptable to a wide range of applications, such as mixers, extruders, winches, cranes, conveyors, and apron feeders, among others. They are ideal solutions for industries that include material handling, mining, food production, construction, off shore, steel manufacturing, water purification, and more.

"The new S Series offers a range of benefits," said Spada. "Our customers get a significant increase in torque, plus space and cost savings. The S Series is the latest way in which we are the Planetary Partner for our customers."

Brevini USA is a supplier of high quality planetary and helical gearboxes for a wide range of industries and applications - from manufacturing to agriculture, transport to mining. The company is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. Its facility includes a large warehouse and assembly area, where the company builds most gearboxes from stock. The quality system of Brevini USA, including manufacturing and design, is registered to the ISO 9000:2000 standard. Brevini USA is a division of the power transmission group of Brevini Riduttorti, S.p.A., Reggio Emilia, Italy, a worldwide manufacturer of planetary and helical gears.

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