Technology to Counter the Energy Challenge
Studies put Focus on Gear Technology to Fight Exploding Energy Bills
The Prominence of Gear Technology
Adjustment of speed is one of the ways to achieve the required output and traditionally, various speed adjustment techniques like chain, belt drives and gear reducers are employed to transmit mechanical power to machineries. Each of these techniques has its pros and cons; from having low acquisition cost to being non-optimal, depending on the context. However, the simplicity of design and the flexibility offered in the usage have resulted in widespread acceptance of the gear technology.
Gearboxes and geared motors are used in a wide range of applications with varying sizes, rotation per minute (RPM), gear type, mountings and gear ratios. The need for improved precision in processes in order to optimize energy consumption has aided increased penetration of gearboxes and geared motors in the process segment.
The Way Forward
Material handling application in this industry will continue to remain the singlelargest user of gearboxes and geared motors in the country. Productivity potential of any material handling activity can be exploited by selecting the right combination of gearbox or geared motors for the desired task.
Requirement for effective solutions and the need to reduce operational expense as well as improve performance without compromising on quality have resulted in end-users gradually shifting towards energy-efficient solutions.