Drive and control specialists SEW-EURODRIVE have supplied 53 Movigear units to a Gauteng-based bottling plant.
The bottling plant required an energy efficient mechatronic drive system that could meet its required production output, says SEW-EURODRIVE sales manager Willem Strydom.
Strydom notes that SEW-EURODRIVE could easily meet these requirements with a limited amount of ratios by using its dynamic mechatronic MoviGear system.
Additional benefits of the MoviGear include IE4 efficiency, reduced installation costs and minimal maintenance, he notes.
Traditional gearbox systems use two to three cables that run from the control panel to the motor. The MoviGear is a decentralized solution with all the electronic equipment and components on board the actual gearbox and motor. This requires less cabling on installation resulting in energy savings and reduced costs of installation.
“The compact design of the MoviGear along with the use of servo motor technology and an efficient gearbox makes this a very efficient solution. In previous projects, SEW-EURODRIVE has recorded between 38% and 40% in energy savings,” says Strydom.
With SEW-EURODRIVE’s constant drive to innovate, the latest version (MoviGear Performance) of the MoviGear will be launched later this year. With all its added functionality, the MoviGear Performance will greatly complement the already diverse product range.