Parallel Gear Box Redesign for Ball Mill Application

Sumitomo Gear BoxesResults

  • Dual Orientation
  • Engineered Solution
  • Reduced Customer’s Stores
  • Inventory by two SKU’s
  • Estimated Savings $65,000

Application

  • Ball Mill

Customer

  • Mining

Challenge

Our customer has a ball mill application that caused them to stock multiple Gear Boxes due to varying equipment orientations within the facility.

Solution

Process Supply worked with the engineering department at Sumitomo Drive Technologies as well as the end user’s maintenance department and provided the customer a Paramax Unit offering a dual orientation gear box thus allowing the customer to flip the unit upside down using a transition base and a change of the oiler location to achieve two different footprints.  This allowed the use of the same gear box in multiple locations, reducing inventory requirements by two units.