AutomationDirect adds helical gearboxes to IronHorse line
October 7, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Oct. 7, 2016 – AutomationDirect’s IronHorse line of motor products now includes helical gearboxes which promise to provide “quiet startup and smooth operation” in applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, rotary tables and more.
Designed for use with 1Hp to 20Hp electric motors, IronHorse gearboxes reduce output speed while increasing torque, says AutomationDirect. The gearboxes feature C-face and TC-face inputs, inline outputs, and are available in five frame sizes ranging from 56C up to 254/6TC with six nominal ratios of 5:1 to 60:1. They are constructed of FC-20 cast iron one-piece housings, and feature a carbon steel shaft protected with shaft sleeves, as well as heat-treated and ground high-strength steel gears.