Posted by Andrew Ralston | Posted on 25.07.18
Specialists in Industrial Gearbox Repair.
We were recently approached by a local customer who was struggling to find a replacement for a gearbox on one of their processing lines. The gearbox – a Bonfiglioli RAP 90 – was now obsolete and a dimensionally interchangeable unit was not available. Often, in this kind of situation, we would design a mounting bracket or plate to allow us to supply one of our gearboxes which would then allow it to drop in place. Unfortunately, due to the location and current mounting design, this was not an option.
The loss of the gearbox was now causing our customer a major issue, their spare unit was nearing the end of its life itself so they needed a fix. We inspected the gearbox in-house and established that in addition to new bearings, seals and oil, and that one of the gears and pinion shaft were no longer serviceable. Working with an expert gear cutting company we were able to produce parts which were identical to the originals.
Over the space of a few hours, we rebuilt the gearbox which was then fully pressure tested before being put through our standard no load tests in-house. The gearbox has now been re-fitted to the customers’ machine and all is working perfectly.
Working with STM Team for your gearbox repairs means you are dealing with experts. We are not a jack of all trades, we work with gearboxes, that’s what we know and love. Every repair comes with a full warranty, we don’t put a time limit on it, if there are any issues, which are the result of our repair or the parts we have used, we’ll get you back up and running again.
Get in touch today to find out what STM can do for you!