Power Tips: Stop Gear Reducer Failure with Proper Alignment

80% of our customers struggle with rigid mounting of hollow output gear reducers. In the second episode of our Power Tips series, Mike Mitchell, STOBER’s Business Development Manager, discusses common mounting methods and gives tips for ensuring gearing alignment.

Gearing misalignment is a common cause of premature reducer failure, costing you time and money. That’s why it’s important to properly mount your gearbox. Torque arm mounting is the most common mounting method and has several advantages, including:

1. It allows the reducer to float with the runout on the shaft.
2. It eliminates bearing and shaft fatigue.
3. It transmits the torque effectively.

STOBER gear reducers can be torque arm mounted. We also offer a keyless bushing system, which means you don’t have to worry about cutting your reducer off the conveyor shaft. To get more tips for preventing gearing misalignment, click “Learn More” below.

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