Shaft attach reducers are enclosed helical gear reducers with a hollow output. They are mounted on the input shaft of the driven machine and are supported by the shaft and torque arm arrangement or motor mount body. This eliminates the need for additional components to transmit torque from the reducer to the equipment. The components of a shaft attach reducer include:
• rotating bushing ring
• TorqTaper® bushing
• torque arm bracket
• torque arm rod and turnbuckle
• foot bracket
• input or high swiftness shaft
• an optional backstop
The Browning® shaft install reducer, also referred to as the Browning SMTP, is a cost-effective approach to traveling machinery. The shaft install design eliminates the need for support structures that are required in conventional foot installed reducer assemblies. It also eliminates the necessity for chain, sprockets, couplings and bedplates. Furthermore, the design minimizes alignment problems.
The compact design of the shaft mounted reducer helps save space. In addition, it allows the machine to be mounted at 360 degrees around the shaft and by the end of the conveyor. Additionally, the reducer is quite efficient at approximately 98.5% efficiency per reduction stage. Common industries for the Browning SMTP are aggregate, baggage managing, grain and wastewater treatment.