A range of geared motors will soon be available to customers in South Africa and the rest of the continent.
According to Zest WEG, its WEG WG20 range offers a number of benefits including efficiency and reliability.
In an effort to boost local production and to reduce lead times to customers, the geared units will be assembled in South Africa, says the company. Zest WEG affirms that it has made a substantial investment in new assembly facilities, including hydraulic presses and assembly tooling.
The components for the geared motors are manufactured by Watt Drive in Austria, an established gear technology specialist and part of the global WEG group. Watt Drive offers a range of combinable drive systems for production machines and industrial manufacturing plants. The company is also training Zest WEG personnel at its Austrian facility and will regularly send technical experts to continue building capacity in the South African operation.
The company hopes that the geared motors will allow it to expand its services in new markets including the packaging, recycling, food and beverage sectors.
Zest WEG outlines a number of benefits of its range of geared motors, including:
- A high level of efficiency: Only about 1.5% of mechanical efficiency is lost per gear stage, so a two-stage gear unit would be about 97% efficient
- Robust and durable
- Economical to maintain
- After-market support and service
- Quick turnaround time and local stockholding of a range of gears, flanges, housings, shafts, bearings, oil seals and other components
The geared motors will be distributed and supported through Zest WEG’s branches and outlets across the continent.