Speed Reducers deliver up to 6,800 lb-in. torque.

Press Release Summary:

DODGE® TIGEAR-2(TM) single reduction, right angle worm speed reducers have totally enclosed, ventless sealing system that provides leak-free performance. Factory-filled synthetic lubricant accommodates range of operating temperatures. Tapered adapter bushing system virtually eliminates fretting corrosion on hollow shaft applications. Locking nut creates positive means for easy removal. Ten sizes cover center distances from 1.33-4.75 in.

Original Press Release:

New DODGE® TIGEAR-2(TM) Provides Lower Life Cycle Costs Through Advanced Engineering

GREENVILLE, SC (November 15, 2002) Rockwell Automation introduces the DODGE TIGEAR-2 family, a complete line of single-reduction, right angle worm speed reducers. These reducers are specifically engineered to offer increased value in a cost-competitive product and actually lower a user's Total Cost of Ownership.

The new totally enclosed, ventless sealing system in the TIGEAR-2 contains a factory-filled synthetic lubricant. The lubricant accommodates a wide range of operating temperatures and runs cooler than other popular synthetics, eliminating the need for routine oil changes. In addition, the state-of-the-art sealing system provides leak-free performance for extended periods and promotes longer seal life.

The new gear geometry in the TIGEAR-2 reducer delivers on average a 30% increase in output torque (up to 6,800 in-lbs), allowing designers to choose smaller sizes for their applications without compromising service life. Because of the consistent torque capacity increments between case sizes, equipment designers can optimize reducer size selections for reduced cost, increased performance, and longer life. Plus, the TIGEAR-2 reducer is the only single reduction worm reducer that uses a tapered adapter bushing system to virtually eliminate fretting corrosion on hollow shaft applications. With the new easy-on/easy-off tapered bushing system, there are no loose fasteners to misplace during installation, and the locking nut creates a positive means for easy removal.

The TIGEAR-2 line offers four new sizes previously unavailable in our worm reducer family. Combined, the 10 sizes cover center distances from 1.33" to 4.75". The TIGEAR-2 reducer is dimensionally interchangeable, on a size by size basis, with current TIGEAR® reducers and many competitive models. A number of configuration options are available, including quill input, separate input, and three-piece coupled input. The TIGEAR-2 is also available in corrosion resistant materials that make it ideal for severe washdown applications commonly found in the food and beverage industry.

Each TIGEAR-2 size, ratio, and configuration has been rigorously tested in the Rockwell Automation's advanced development laboratory to ensure optimum performance and reliability, and the results are clear. After hundreds of thousands of test hours, TIGEAR-2 reducers have been proven to deliver more torque with less required maintenance than competitive designs.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) is a world-leading provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation solutions, including ALLEN-BRADLEY® controls and engineered services and Rockwell Software® factory management software, DODGE® mechanical power transmission products, and Reliance Electric(TM) motors and drives. The company also is a leading provider of contact management technologies and applications that help companies more efficiently manage interaction with their own customers. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, the company employs approximately 23,000 people at more than 450 locations serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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