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Bauer Custom Geared Motor Drive Assembly for Gear Inspection Stand
A leading global aerospace and defense OEM required a unique gear drive solution
for use on a large gear inspection stand located in a clean room chamber. The 11 ft.
diameter gears are used in state-of-the-art hybrid propulsion drives installed on
US Navy warships. The gear drive rotates the massive gear at an extremely slow rate
of 5 RPH, while a laser scans the gear teeth for imperfections.
Bauer engineers worked closely with the OEM to configure a custom gear drive solution
consisting of standard catalog components to meet the challenging 15,000:1 reduction
ratio requirement. The new, compact assembly utilizes a primary BK60Z drive and an
intermediate BG10 drive.
The efficient Bauer geared motor solution uses 6 stages to reach the extreme reduction
ratio, while most competitors would require at least 7 stages.
The integral gear motor was supplied with a built-on VDF that includes a programmable
LCP controller. This feature allows the customer to program the inverter via the
controller along with all the other basic control functionality.
- Custom gear drive solution
comprised of standard
- 15,000:1 Reduction ratio
- Efficient 6-stage reduction
- Built-on VDF