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