Flexible mounting arrangements, and the ability to accept a variety of inputs, make the "Bevel Buddybox" a strong candidate for a variety of material handling applications such as conveyor drives. Built by Sumitomo Machinery Corp. of America, the new drive combines the company's cycloidal speed reducer with a right-angle, bevel gearbox in a compact, versatile housing.
"The demand for high efficiency, right angle drives is increasing," says Gerhard Antony, VP of engineering. "Because the right angle drive arrangement needs less mounting space, it 'snugs-in' in better in tight spots." Antony also notes that the integral design eliminates the need for belts and pulleys, saving maintenance costs and improving reliability.
Available in six models rated from ½ to 30 hp, the drive features output torque ratings that exceed industry standards for overload capacity or continuous operation. Mounting configurations include shaft mount with keyless bushing, foot or flange mount, and optional output shaft.
Other features include:
Inputs are available as motor, brakemotor, free shaft, "C" face adaptor, and both the SM-BEIER and SM-BEISTER mechanical variable speed drives.