Gear unit range for lifting drives launched

30th September 2022

Equipment supplier BMG has launched a new range of NORD MAXXDRIVE-XD industrial gear units, designed to enhance the efficiency of lifting gear used in many industries, including the mining sector.

“Lifting applications place great demands on the limited installation space for drives. NORD MAXXDRIVE-XD industrial gear units have been designed by NORD DRIVESYSTEMS, with an increased centre distance that is ideally suited to the U-shaped configuration of the drive, motor and cable drum used in lifting equipment in all kinds of cranes,” states BMG electromechanical division gears national sales manager Deon Crous.

“With the launch of these new industrial gearboxes, BMG is able to offer the mining sector a complete package of running gear and lifting gear drives for cranes from a single source.”

The housing of the MAXXDRIVE-XD gear units has been specially designed for lifting applications and optimised for downward loads. “The elongated arrangement of gear stages also enables a mechanical tailor-made dimensioning of the gear unit with sufficient centre distance – thereby avoiding an over-dimensioning,” he adds.

BMG offers this range in five sizes, with centre distances between 509 mm and 963 mm, and in versions with three or four gear stages that have identical housing dimensions and centre distances. This feature enables customers to standardise and reduce versions for the construction of cranes.

In addition, the MAXXDRIVE-XD covers a wide speed range, with a maximum nominal gear ratio of i = 355. The constant torque across the whole speed ratio guarantees high efficiency while in use.

Standard components from BMG’s NORD range of industrial gear units are compatible with MAXXDRIVE-XD. This ensures customers have a wide choice of options and are guaranteed short delivery time. The grey cast iron or nodular cast iron housing is available with an inspection cover, enabling visual checks of internal components, without having to remove the gear unit.

Apart from use in the mining sector, MAXXDRIVE-XD industrial gear units are suitable for ports, logistics and shipyards, in metal, chemical and paper facilities and for bulk goods transshipment.

Getriebebau NORD – leading global manufacturers of drive technology for mechanical and electronic solutions – is represented exclusively in Southern Africa by BMG.

BMG’s electromechanical team, which is committed to ensuring every mine and plant operates efficiently and safely, works in close partnership with NORD DRIVESYSTEMS to offer ongoing supply and support of a range of engineering components.

BMG’s team of technicians supports the NORD range with a technical advisory and support service, which is tailored to meet the precise specifications of contractors, designers and the end-user. Local assembly at BMG World in Johannesburg enables prompt delivery of drive systems and the quick availability of spare parts.