Shaft mount reducers are enclosed helical gear reducers with a hollow output. They are mounted directly on the input shaft of the powered machine and are supported by the shaft and torque arm set up or motor mount frame. This eliminates the necessity for additional components to transmit torque from the reducer to the equipment. The components of a shaft mount reducer include:
• rotating bushing ring
• TorqTaper® bushing
• torque arm bracket
• torque arm rod and turnbuckle
• foot bracket
• input or high acceleration 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 mounted reducer assemblies. It also eliminates the necessity for chain, sprockets, couplings and bedplates. In addition, the design minimizes alignment problems.
The compact design of the shaft mounted reducer helps save space. It also allows the machine to be mounted at 360 degrees around the shaft and by the end of the conveyor. Additionally, the reducer is very efficient at approximately 98.5% efficiency per reduction stage. Usual industries for the Browning SMTP are aggregate, baggage handling, grain and wastewater treatment.