Bonfiglioli prides itself as being able to handle the most complex demands in industrial automation, mobile machinery and renewable energy, living up to its motto, forever forward.
With 80 years of experience across 80 countries worldwide, Bonfiglioli is a leader in designing, producing and distributing gearmotors, drive systems, planetary gearboxes and inverters.
During a recent project, the company combined two of its heavy-duty gear units to deliver a high torque ratio solution for the local market, the 3/H or Combo Unit.
Designed and assembled at Bonfiglioli’s production unit in Sydney, the Combo Unit combines the HD series with the 300M series Planetary geared motor.
“This particular project was for an apron feeder, which typically requires low speeds to transport heavy materials,” Bonfiglioli managing director Martin Broglia said.
“In mining, apron feeders ensure smooth operations and increased uptime. The durability and reliability of the products used in an application like this are crucial.”
The Combo Unit is a cost-effective and lightweight solution compared with conventional power transmission methods and is an outstanding solution for heavy-duty applications where compactness is not an option.
With its modular design, the 300M series can be customised to match a wide range of applications.
“The 300 series can withstand the harshest environments without the need for downtime,” Broglia said.
“This planetary gearbox achieves top-class flexibility thanks to several outputs, as well as input configurations available for all 20 sizes.
“Asynchronous motors can be coupled with 300M series gearboxes, providing our customers a complete solution.”
The Combo Unit also features a high torque output, with a torque range of 1250 to 1286, 700 newton metres, meaning it is perfect for use in explosive environments, being shock resistant and featuring a built-in cooling fan.
For convenience, the unit can be configured to suit a range of sites and Bonfiglioli is there to assist companies in getting it set up right for their operation.
“The output shaft can be chosen both in the parallel or right-angle configuration to ensure minimisation of mounting space,” Broglia said.
“Bonfiglioli is well placed to assist customers with their heavy duty applications.”