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Flender: Multiple drives prevent total breakdowns

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World Coal,

For a mine operator the availability of their system is a vital asset. For this reason, most of all in the case of large systems with a multi-MW power requirement everything is done to lastingly ensure smooth operation. Particularly with regard to operational reliability and cost, drive solutions with gear units play to their strengths.

Just the right solution

One of the special advantages of our drives is their combinability. Not only is fitting out a system with a multi-drive just right for the necessary power requirement, a redundant system also delivers reliable protection against total failure. In the rare case when service is needed the sub-drive concerned can be decoupled from the system, which can then continue to be operated on reduced power. Operation is then interrupted for only a short while. A large storage of spare parts is likewise redundant, quickly available and furthermore easy and cost-effectively stocked.

Flender oil supply system

Highest possible flexibility

Conveyors are continuously moving. The company’s drive solutions are insensitive to ever-present vibration. They make no special demands of the foundation, structure and system design. They do not need to be installed on the ground or floor.

Cost-effective add-on parts

To prevent the belt from going on running when it is wished to stop it, the drives can be fitted with small, cost-effective brakes on the drive shafts and for soft-starting with our proven FLUDEX® fluid couplings. Also the company’s backstops are designed small and at least cost and are fitted to the drive shafts. In regenerative operation, incidentally, Siemens asynchronous motors are supremely suitable for use as generators for power generation.


Low overall costs

Furthermore, the solutions require no comprehensive monitoring by specially qualified personnel. The gear units are largely maintenance-free and what costs they do cause are merely very low costs for oil maintenance.

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