Aside from its ability to handle high-torque applications, one of the biggest benefits a Falk parallel shaft reducer brings to the table is its highly efficient design, which makes maintenance easy. As any engineer or maintenance technician knows, careful upkeep is critical in getting maximum life out of a gear reducer. Speedy repair – resulting in minimal downtime – is another important factor. The parallel shaft reducer offers both.
Here’s a look at some of the design features that make parallel shaft reducer maintenance easier:
Large inspection cover. Falk’s parallel shaft reducer is horizontally split, with a large inspection cover so technicians can easily examine its inner workings and perform routine maintenance.
In-place repair. This gear drive’s split design also allows for in-place repair, without the need to drain the lubricant or remove any elements. This means repairs can be accomplished more quickly and affordably, reducing the amount of downtime required.
Smooth surfaces. With its smooth, flat surfaces, the Falk parallel shaft reducer is much easier to clean than other gearbox models.
Outer cover assembly. The parallel shaft reducer also features an outer cover assembly, which, when filled with grease, traps contaminants before they can enter the drive.