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
We've got just a single line going through the plant. If that line is down, then we're really hurting...We're running 15,000 bd ft an hour and it's a big expense for us when we have to repair a breakdown due to a gear failure. We have to have something that is reliable. We're considering switching all our gearboxes to Sumitomo's Cyclo units.
Sumitomo Cyclo speed reducers performed 24 hours a day for 10 million hours of production time until one finally quit. I accept that kind of performance.
We wanted a speed reducer that we knew could hold up to the 24/7 operation of our Robotic Patching System. We needed something as reliable as our robots, even though we were asking it to run through high starting and stopping speeds and continuous operations under the hard environmental conditions (high temperature, dust, etc). Cyclo has come through with flying colors and has performed better than any other reducer we have used before. Not only have we had no problems--we have been able to push the cycle time further than we could imagine. We will continue to use Cyclo on all material handling conveyors that we manufacture.
Veneer & Plywood Machinery Equipment
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 have over 20 miles of belt conveyors, some up to five feet wide, move the packages through a complex network at speeds to 400fpm. When you move those volumes at those speeds, you need to avoid a drive breakdown. We choose Sumitomo Cyclo speed reducers because problems often associated with toothed gears are precluded.