New parallel shaft gear system

Louise Smyth

The new FGA 172/173 parallel shaft gear from ABM Greiffenberger meets the demands imposed on materials handling facilities in intralogistics. 

It can continuously transmit torque of up to 170 Nm. It is especially suitable for use in materials handling technology, e.g. as a drive in chain conveyors, conveyor belts, rotary tables and vertical conveyors. The FGA 172/173 features high-quality angled teeth which enable reliable and energy-efficient operation as well as low noise levels. ABM makes the teeth and the aluminium housing in its in-house production facilities.
The new version in the parallel shaft gear series also has a multitude of fastening options. This gives users installation flexibility. The gearbox can be mounted laterally or with various flanges or can be used as an add-on gear with torque support. In materials handling facilities the drive can be mounted underneath the conveyor belt for space-saving purposes. The FGA 172/173 can be easily combined with three-phase asynchronous motors as well as with Sionchron Motors from ABM Greiffenberger.
The parallel shaft gear is available with two or three stages. It can be used not only for materials handling logistics, but also as a crane travel drive because small gear reductions with the two-stage design can be realised. ABM design engineers have accommodated both designs in their own housings. The drive thus is very compact especially as the overall length has been optimised. The new version closes the gap between the FGA 103 and the FGA 283 introduced by ABM in 2014.

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