Rexnord Corporation announced it is now offering an inching drive option for the Falk V-Class gear drive, a line of gear drives designed for maximum uptime and durable performance. This optional standard package will enable the V-Class gear drive to offer reliable full load inching operation. This allows slow-speed operation of equipment for inspection and maintenance purposes. It can also be run continuously to prevent freeze-up of components in harsh and cold weather environments when facilities may be temporarily not in production.
The inching drive utilizes a Falk Ultramite gear drive that is integrally mounted to the main gear drive unit coupled via an overrunning clutch. This allows the inching drive to be automatically disengaged when the main motor is operating. These features and a standardized product offering allow for unmatched performance and availability.
The Falk V-Class gear drive incorporates the latest advances in materials technology, engineering design, and manufacturing processes to produce a tough, reliable gearbox. These advancements, along with innovative mounting and cooling accessories, provide a reliable, sustainable gearbox that outperforms the competition. Features are built into the drive to bring customers maximum uptime in a smaller drive at a lower total cost of ownership.
With standardized monitoring and lubrication packages, 24/7 customer support, readily available spare parts, and a dedicated product services team that offers onsite support, the Falk V-Class gear drive is the most reliable and lowest maintenance gearbox in the industry. This performance commitment is backed by an industry-best, 36-month warranty and groundbreaking lead time capabilities.
Rexnord’s Falk product line includes standard, engineered, and custom gear drives, marine power systems, mill products, couplings and repair services, and has production facilities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, China, and Australia. Rexnord’s gear business serves a variety of industrial customers worldwide, including mining, aggregate/cement, wood/paper, construction, energy, food and grain, and chemicals. The Falk V-Class gear drive is a finalist for Plant Engineering magazine’s Product of the Year.