By Steve Ormondroyd, Workshop Manager
A Nord motor gearbox which drives a rotating table from a shot blaster had failed. The customer who brought it in needed a swift solution for this critical piece of plant.
The gears were shredded, but a repair was unfeasible given the lack of time. And a new unit from Nord had a minimum lead time of three weeks.
Instead, our engineers managed to match the original Nord gearbox, below, with a Radicon C series helical worm gearbox, complete with a WEG motor, above.
The existing mounting plate was modified to match the pitch circle diameter of the Radicon gearbox by laser cutting an adapter plate and welding it into the mounting bracket.
Result: the customer will be back up and running in a days instead of weeks.