Shaft mount reducers are enclosed helical gear reducers with a hollow result. They are mounted on the input shaft of the powered machine and are backed by the shaft and torque arm arrangement 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 mount reducer include:
• rotating bushing ring
• TorqTaper® bushing
• torque arm bracket
• torque arm rod and turnbuckle
• foot bracket
• input or high velocity shaft
• an optional backstop
The Browning® shaft mount reducer, generally known as the Browning SMTP, is a cost-effective method of traveling machinery. The shaft mount design eliminates the necessity for support structures that are needed in conventional foot installed reducer assemblies. In addition, it eliminates the need for chain, sprockets, couplings and bedplates. In addition, the look 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 at the end of the conveyor. Additionally, the reducer is quite efficient at approximately 98.5% efficiency per decrease stage. Standard industries for the Browning SMTP are aggregate, baggage handling, grain and wastewater treatment.