Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Innovative adaptor with added features

Third Quarter 2023 Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Constantly improving its technology and value offering to the market, SEW-EURODRIVE recently launched its innovative AMS adaptor, with added features to benefit the end user.

According to head of engineering, Andreas Meid, the adaptor has always fulfilled a valuable role in the company’s product line-up. Allowing the IEC motor to be integrated with a gearbox, the AMS adaptor has now been upgraded with even more refinements in mind.

“The first improvement we introduced with the AMS adaptor was to make it more compact,” says Meid. “Its smaller footprint allows users to install it more easily in areas where space is constrained; in fact, we have been able to reduce its dimensions by up to a full 25%.”

The bearing selection in the AMS adaptor has also been reviewed to optimise the bearing life relative to the operating temperatures. Meid highlights the growing demand in the market for longer service intervals and more uptime, to which this upgrade is a proactive response.

“We have also considered the specific requirements of vertical installations, and included a drain hole to ensure that any liquid can easily exit the adaptor,” he adds. “The flinger transports the liquid to the through bores in the intermediate flange, where it can drain out.” This is important because it means that liquid will not enter the bearings and gears, thereby ensuring that the components can achieve the longest possible operating life.

“Customers have always appreciated the reliability and low cost of ownership of our offerings,” says head of exports, Marcio Sicchiero. “The AMS adaptor comes from the same heritage of high-precision German engineering. The range of frame sizes also makes it versatile across many industry applications. We offer 12 sizes, from IEC 71 to IEC 280.”

There was an enthusiastic response to the new version when it was first launched at the Electra Mining exhibition in South Africa last year. It was also introduced to existing users of the AM adaptor, who responded positively to the improvements. The innovation is being manufactured at a number of SEW-EURODRIVE’s plants around the world.

“The AMS adaptors, together with our gearboxes and high-efficiency IEC motors, offer customers a full package that comes with a two-year extended warranty,” Sicchiero says. “There is the convenience of sourcing from one supplier, and the peace of mind when it comes to support and servicing – we look after all that.”

He notes that this package comes already assembled, reducing the time and cost – not to mention any operational risk – of trying to assemble components on site. Among the most common applications of the AMS adaptor, motor and gearbox, are in agitation and mixing activities in the mining and water sectors.

For more information contact Bronwyn Futter, SEW-EURODRIVE, +27 11 248 7000, bfutter@sew.co.za, www.sew-eurodrive.co.za


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