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SEW-Eurodrive announces Australian assembly of MC Compact series

Provided by: SEW-EURODRIVE

5/06/2007 - Leading drives solution group, SEW-Eurodrive, has slashed gear unit turnaround times, with the establishment of a new assembly facility at its Australian headquarters in Melbourne. Producing the SEW-Eurodrive MC Compact series of industrial gear units, the new assembly facility--equipped with a comprehensive range of stock and spare parts--provides Australian industry with rapid delivery times...

Leading drives solution group, SEW-Eurodrive, has slashed gear unit turnaround times, with the establishment of a new assembly facility at its Australian headquarters in Melbourne. Producing the SEW-Eurodrive MC Compact series of industrial gear units, the new assembly facility--equipped with a comprehensive range of stock and spare parts--provides Australian industry with rapid delivery times, and increased access to industrial gear unit components. The Australian-assembled MC Compact series is available now and offered in a range of torque ratings, along with various mounting arrangements and configuration options.

According to SEW-Eurodrive national product manager industrial gear units, Ian Tribe, the new Australian assembly facility provides local industry with straightforward access to the company's MC Compact series of industrial gear units. "The Australian-assembled MC Compact series is not effected by lengthy lead-times associated with overseas manufacture and shipping," said Tribe. "The Australian-assembled MC Compact series of industrial gear units can be supplied in just a few weeks, allowing users to streamline their own project timelines."

SEW-Eurodrive's Australian-assembled MC Compact series of industrial gear units comprises five distinct models with helical and helical-bevel gear technologies that deliver torques of up to 50,000 Nm. Ideal for industrial conveying, pumping, mixing and hoisting applications, the entire MC Compact series boasts a modular design and is assembled from a range of standard components. "The modularity of the MC Compact series allows shortened delivery times, as units are assembled from stock parts," said Tribe. "This allows users with multiple MC Compact gear units with component commonality to minimise spare parts inventory."

'Compact' both by name and design, the Australian-assembled MC Compact series offers premium power density and is ideal for installations with space limitations. Available in parallel-shaft or right-angle configuration, the MC Compact series has been designed to provide high torques, while maintaining a streamlined construction. "The compact design of the MC Compact series, coupled with a diversified program of mounting options, provides users with unprecedented installation efficiency and flexibility," said Tribe. "A broad range of additional user-specific options, such as swing bases, motor mounting platforms, adapters, and backstop or torque arms allow considerable freedom in system design."

The SEW-Eurodrive MC Compact Australian assembly facility represents a significant investment in the region and reinforces the company's industry-leading position. "The Australian MC Compact assembly facility is only the eighth such SEW-Eurodrive facility in the world and underlines our commitment to the region," said Tribe. "The semi-automated assembly equipment has been designed not only to accommodate the current MC Compact series, but also allows the assembly of much larger models. SEW-Eurodrive has laid the foundations to provide Australian industry with locally-assembled MC Compact series as the range is expanded in the future."