WEG is promoting its range of integrated geared motors with torque ratings up to 20,000Nm following its recent acquisition of Austrian manufacturer WATT.
Marek Lukaszczyk, WEG’s European Marketing Manager, says: “The WATT modular gear system is the perfect partner for our high-efficiency IE2 and IE3 W22 motors, providing future-proof drive packages that deliver high levels of energy efficiency, reliability and operational life.”
He continues: “The global market increasingly requires optimised solutions that integrate electric motors, frequency inverters and gearboxes/geared motors in systems that deliver improvements in operational performance and energy efficiency. This is exactly what we can now offer to flexibly meet the requirements of our customers and increase our worldwide growth.”
The WATT range of gear units and geared motors includes helical, shaft mounted, parallel shaft, helical worm, helical bevel, angle parallel shaft, and worm gearboxes. These units meet all the criteria for modern drive systems, providing flexibility in user options, a power range up to 20,000Nm output torque, excellent running and smoothness, minimal backlash, maximum operational safety and diverse mounting possibilities, including foot, flange, Uniblock or shaft-mounted gears with full or hollow shaft.
Using the modular WATT MAS gear and motor system, it is possible to deliver – on very short lead times – highly reliable and economical systems that are customised to specific customer requirements. In addition, customers also benefit from the flexibility of the WATT Uniblock design, which offers the advantage of foot and flange mounting in one, via a gear casing that is machined on all sides for universal application.
Further development of the WATT range following the WEG acquisition is continuing apace, with the planned completion of new MAS geared motor product lines in the third quarter of 2012. Manufacture of these units is to be undertaken at the WATT facility in A-2753 Markt Piesting, and an expansion of the manufacturing capacities at the site is planned, primarily to meet the higher expected demand for the geared motors, now that they are part of WEG’s worldwide product offering.
For further details about WEG’s integrated geared motors, visit the website at www.weg.net.