Mounting Base was designed by Power
Torque to overcome a few obstacles not ordinarily
found when engineering a typical Motor / Speed
reducer mounting base.
assembly replaced a hollow output Flender
gearbox using a Sumitomo Paramax speed reducer
rated for 186 hp. Because the output shaft of
the speed reducer will be mounting directly
into the hollow bore of the machine, the
mounting dimensions were very critical.
And because there are existing structures that
could not be moved, portions of the mounting
base width could not exceed 15 inches, but at
the same time, had to be able to support a 150
hp Leeson motor,
coupling, and the
Sumitomo Gear unit which all totalled about
engineers at Power Torque designed this unit
using a concept that is somewhat uncommon here
in the U.S., but we had seen this "UniBeam"
type construction used in South America, and
decided that it would work well in this
situation. This design also worked well
considering that the top and bottom mounting
surfaces could not vary more than 21 inches
+/- .003 from each other. We were able to hold
these tolerances by using our expertise in
design, and manufacturing .
total system was designed, built, assembled
and delivered in less than two weeks from date