In our environment, it's about reliability. The Cyclo is the most reliable reducer in the market. With the Cyclo, there is no catastrophic failure. They just begin to get noisy, allowing us to stand by the reducer and replace it when it's convenient to us. It's been a good partnership with Sumitomo all around: from the local salesperson, to the technical support, to the customer service in Glendale Heights.
Paramax drives match our own demands for durability and reliability in a product...Sales engineers work closely with our designers to come up with precisely the drive we need for a given application. When you take on the responsibility of lifting and moving heavy loads--up to 250 tons--you want every component in the system to do the job it was intended to do; smoothly and reliably and, above all, safely. Sumitomo Paramax drives have proven extremely reliable in every one of the cranes for which it was specified.
Crane & Hoist
Paramax reducers were initially specified for this application for off-the-shelf availability of internal parts. Little did we know that spare parts would not be needed. The Paramax units run cooler, quieter and more reliable than any we've had in the past.
Waste Water Treatment
Cyclo drives have given us the best performance of any of the gear drives we've ever had in this plant. Not only have we noticed a 40% reduction in amp draw over previous units, we find that our mixers are distributing wastewater to all corners of the tank. This tells us that the Cyclo Drives are using less energy while supplying more torque than we used previously.
Waste Water Treatment
Hillsborough County, FL
Chadds Ford, PA
Our applications are so demanding that we've broken shafts, we've broken pillow blocks, but we've never broken a Cyclo reducer. In one case, the gears of one of the previous drives flew right out of the casing when shock pounded the worm right through it. Now, anytime a drive in the plant failed, whenever possible, we replace it with a Cyclo. Cyclo tolerates harsh operating conditions like rapid reversal, shock loads, water, dirt and heat better than any other gearbox.
When you need these high-reductions in a compact, durable, low-maintenance package, Cyclos are really the only choice. We specify Sumitomo for every critical appliation requiring drives and controllers.
Elevators, Escalators, Moving Walkways
Newport News, VA
We've switched over to gears based on cycloidal discs for all our indexing equipment. With conventional gears, the constant starting and stopping would break down the motor windings.
Beverage Case Packer
We had been using Sumitomo motors on our conveyors, and they just go and go, with no problems. This is one of the most efficient motors on the market, and it's grease-packed, so it doesn't require much maintenance. It costs a little more than its competitors, but it pays for itself in the long run.