Boston Gear Expands Stainless Steel Gear Drives
October 7, 2013—A new line of Boston Gear stainless steel, right angle helical bevel gear drives is now available with output torque up to 7.700 lb.in. (870 Nm) and input power to 10 HP (7.5 kW). SS2000R models are designed to meet the demands of washdown applications including cheese slicers, dairy and bakery mixers, spiral heating and cooling racks, produce drying bins (tumblers), meat forming and carcass processing equipment, bottling lines, conveyors and palletizers.
Units feature a 316 Series stainless steel housing with domed crown and rounded corners for superior washdown runoff in harsh environments where high-pressure caustic solvents and cleaners are utilized. A laser-marked nameplate is imperious to the effects of caustic washdowns. Stainless steel shafts and a high-pressure washdown deflector are also available. Boston Gear Series SS2000R C-face gear drives feature unique mounting registers and keyless tapered bushings for fast and easy installation. Other advantages include automatic entrapment of wear debris, large diameter oil fill/drain holes, synthetic lubrication and O-rings for high leak and ingress resistance. Design flexibility is enhanced with a large assortment of shaft options, a variety of optional hollow bore sizes and input styles.
With the premium efficiency of ground helical gearing (98 percent per gear mesh) and increased tooth contact area, SS2000R helical bevel drives are suitable for use in high torque applications with continuous or high duty cycle operations, high-ratio reduction, and limited access installations where long life is a necessity.