SEW launches Australian-assembled X-Series industrial gear-units

Following an upgrade to its Melbourne-based assembly facility, leading drive solutions group, SEW-Eurodrive, has launched its Australianassembled X-Series industrial gear-unit range —slashing gear-unit turnaround times in the process.

Suitable for motor powers up to 700kW, the first release of the locally assembled X-Series comprises four distinct sizes, with torque ratings ranging from 58 to 90kNm.

The X-Series features helical and helical-bevel gear technologies, and is offered in a range of mounting arrangements, configuration options and user-specific requirements, providing Australian industry with unrivalled gear-unit access, choice and flexibility.

The Australian-assembled X-Series boasts a modular design and is assembled from a range of standard components.

“The modularity of the X-Series allows shortened delivery times, as units are assembled
from stock parts,” says SEW-Eurodrive national product manager industrial gear units, Ian Tribe.

“This allows users with multiple X-Series gear-units with component commonality to
minimise spare parts inventory. Unlike gear units manufactured overseas, the Australian assembled X-Series can be supplied in just a few weeks, allowing users to streamline their own project timelines.”

The “big brother” to SEW-Eurodrive’s MC Compact industrial gear-units (torque range 16
to 48kNm), the entire X-Series (up to 475kNm) boasts the finest torque-graduation on the market, allowing users to closely match an X-Series gear-unit to their application.

Like all members of the X-Series family, the Australian-assembled X-Series has been
designed with a number of versatile options, including a revolutionary housing that allows the gear-units to be inverted.

“The X-Series can be ‘flipped over’ to produce a mirror-image gearbox,” says Tribe.

“Facilities can utilise a single spare to replace both left- and right-hand drive gear-units, thus reducing the number of complete gear-unit spares needed to be kept on site.”

SEW-Eurodrive’s Australian-assembled X-Series will be on show at SEW-Eurodrive’s stand at National Manufacturing Week at Sydney Olympic Park from May 11-14.

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