A substantial part of the current demand for gearboxes comes from existing units; therefore, it is essential to install them according to the needs of the process, even using the existing structure. However, in order to provide all that flexibility, the equipment must be robust enough to adapt to the different installation conditions without compromising the internal components, which confirms the success, in the field, of TGM planetary gearboxes. “A well applied equipment is the one that fulfills the actual operation parameters, reaching the expected results”, Cláudio Silva, application engineer at TGM, comments.
Reliability and Safety
Essential technology to monitor the protection and operating conditions of the gearboxes, in use for over five years in several plants, the Protetork and Monitork line is one of the most important and groundbreaking tools to cut down maintenance costs. The possibility of the user to check, in real time, local or remotely, all the equipment operating variables (temperature, pressure, torque, etc.) and to insert predictive maintenance tools (oil and vibration analyses) is a characteristic that confirms the efficiency and credibility of G3 Full embedded technology.
High torque and extended service life are the basic premises of the design of TGM planetary gearboxes. That resulted in ring gears made of integral forged parts with nitrided teeth in the whole line of gearboxes.
The robust design and high hardness of the layer, combined with the precision of the machine tools, the heat treatment within the specifications and strict quality control, ensure the durability already proved in the field.
“TGM constantly invests in production technologies”, the product engineering coordinator, Aristides Rodrigues Mattar Júnior, says.
Conceived with extremely high resistance materials and strict manufacturing processes, TGM planetary gearbox is a robust machine.
With high torque transmission and low inertia, it provides maximum mechanical efficiency, presenting the best results in the use of the generated energy.
For the plants and distilleries that seek higher efficiency, expansion of their generation and power co-generation, and modernization of the milling process, the application of high efficiency equipment, such as the TGM G3 Full line, is a better choice for roller mills and diffusors than parallel shaft gearboxes and conventional planetary gearboxes, since it presents better characteristics.
The combination of the robustness of TGM planetary gearboxes and the knowledge of more than a decade making and installing gearboxes to drive roller mills and diffusors produced the G3 Full line: an unprecedented product.
“For being designed for 10 harvests without maintenance, the G3 Full is the best option for those plants that need continuous operation, since it adapts to any milling type”, TGM field manager, Paulo Campos, says.
Previous generations of TGM planetary gearboxes can be retrofitted to the Full version with the modernization of components and the use of rolling bearings with longer service lives, reducing maintenance costs for the customers.
Return on Investment
The G3 Full line has many advantages: higher mechanical efficiency, design for 10 harvests without maintenance, longer durability of the rotor, electronic protection system, individualized lubrication per stage, etc.
Thus, G3 Full naturally gained space in most installations for presenting advantages in comparison to less efficient drives, such as parallel shaft gearboxes and conventional planetary gearboxes. “We have an engineering, manufacturing and installation team of specialists that ensures safe investments for the customers when they install a modern line designed for the milling challenges”, the manager of the Transmission Business Unit, Alexandre Azzine, says.