REDwire Gearbox rebuild service offers significant savings

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Rapid Gear's experienced craftsmen have the expertise to restore or redesign old gears and gearboxes.

Rapid Gear is known for the high-quality gearbox design and build service it offers; however, the company understands that “new” is not always the most practical — or necessary — solution for its customers. This is why it also offers an innovative rebuild program, which has been designed to save customers both time and money.

The need is there

Customers often have drive components in need of an overhaul, but the original equipment manufacturer is out of business, the units are discontinued or replaced with a new series, the parts are only available from overseas with long delivery times, manufacturing drawings are not available, or existing equipment requires improvement. In cases like these, companies turn to Rapid Gear, where its experienced craftsmen have the expertise to restore or redesign old gears and gearboxes to meet or exceed original specifications. This is supported by the team’s reverse engineering capability, which allows them to improve upon the product’s original design.

Major advantages

Whether it’s a single damaged gear, or a discontinued, worn-out gearbox, customers who select the company’s rebuilding service experience time savings. For example, Rapid Gear offers a fast turnaround so that its customers have minimum downtime. The company also offers on-site service, which also expedites the rebuilding process. In addition, this service offers major cost savings for customers — it's 75 per cent less than the cost of replacing a gear, the company says.

Additional details

Rapid Gear has the capability to service many gearbox manufacturers, including Flender, David Brown, Hamilton Gear, Hansen, Linkbelt, Demag, Jake Kestermann, Dominion, Falk, Forano, Horsburgh and Scott, Philadelphia, Dodge and Brevini gearboxes.

In addition to its gearbox design and build, and gearbox maintenance and rebuild services, Rapid Gear offers expert machining and gear cutting services out of its 40,000-square-foot facility in Kitchener, Ont.

To learn more, contact Rapid Gear.

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