Gearing Solutions has introduced its FlexFrame 5-hp face-mounted speed reducer with patented adaptors which allow them to be used with either IEC or NEMA motors. This allows users to quickly switch or replace motors, interchange IEC and NEMA motors for export applications, add face, flange or foot mounts, and use GS convertible shaft adaptors to match virtually any motor to any gearbox. Consisting of a face-mounted speed reducer with a hollow shaft input, these new designs function as gearheads. Built on the proven Nu-Lobe gear design, they are available in standard ratios of 3:1, 4:1 and 5:1, making them ideal for a wide range of industrial and commercial applications, including use on mixers, parking lot gates, wind turbine yaw drives, conveyors, hoists and other material handling equipment, food processing equipment, robotic drives, and more.
With aluminum housings, FlexFrame units are up to 50% lighter with the smallest profile on the market, creating a premium weight to torque ratio (power density). This allows them to be used in cantilevered and over-center designs where heavier gearheads are not feasible. Proven Gearing Solutions gearheads are shock load resistant, cost-effective, and easily mounted.