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