April 23-26, 2017
A leading packager of reciprocating compressor equipment required a reliable coupling solution for its line of compressor packages used at natural gas vehicle (NGV) refueling stations. These stations are needed to support the growing number of natural gas powered municipal bus and truck fleets as well as passenger vehicles.
A major global industrial fan OEM needed a replacement coupling solution for an induced draft fan drive at a large power plant. The fan maintains system pressure slightly below atmospheric pressure on a coal-fired boiler at the facility. The existing fan drive used an old gear coupling design which had reached the end of its useful life.
A major global mining equipment manufacturer needed a replacement sheave for a cone crusher that broke down at a customer’s mine. Cone crushers utilize a gyrating, tapered mantle mounted on a vertical spindle that breaks rock material by crushing it against its concave walls.
GPM has been specifying TB Wood’s Sure-Flex® couplings for several years. Early on, the company used competitor couplings, but eventually it switched to TB Wood’s because of the quality and value of the Sure-Flex coupling along with the trustworthy reputation TB Wood’s has in the market.
A major paper mill in South America needed a belt drive solution for a new large vacuum pump installed at their facility. During the paper making process, vacuum systems are used to remove water and moisture from pulp as it moves along conveyors. The new pump operates 24/7/365 at around 240 RPM and is driven by a motor that generates 400 HP @ 1190 RPM.