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Our apprenticeship program is featured in this 90-second spot

Recently filmed at our factory, the video features program graduate Isaiah Foss. We’re proud to partner with Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Program, helping students gain valuable experience in machining and tool and die making.


Reliable rotary motion powers a multi-use, no spark lift

Control Dynamics’ perimeter guardrail is powered by a Gearing Solutions gearbox

Click on image or here to watch a 30-second clip. Our lightweight precision gearboxes power this system used for painting aircraft operated by Lufthansa.

This is the only perimeter guardrail system in the world that is able to be raised and lowered using a variety of methods. The XRail by Piranha Safety, a subsidiary of Control Dynamics Inc., was developed to be operated with a simple push of a button. Its height adjusts from 42″ to completely flush, is Class I, Div I compliant, meets OSHA standards and comes with an optional debris curtain.

 


How did we solve this?

  1. 1. Replace an electric motor to eliminate sparks
  2. 2. Switch out a 50:1 cone worm gear to a 600:1 drive

Nearly every week we get calls from the field asking for help in solving the most challenging motion control problems. Whether it’s to replace an entire gearbox that needs to fit into an existing system or a new part or gear, we have the solution.

One of these customers needed a solution for a high-reduction industrial mixer. To swing the mixer blade, this customer wanted to switch from a 50:1 cone worm gear to a 600:1 drive. Options included using double worms (poor efficiencies) or undergoing a complete redesign (very expensive). Instead, installing a Gearing Solutions12:1 gearhead solved the problem.

Customer: Industrial mixing facility
Problem: Switch out a 50:1 cone worm gear to a 600:1 drive
Solution: Install a Gearing Solutions’ 12:1 gearhead

This customer needed to replace an electric motor with an air motor to eliminate the possibility of sparks. But air motors average 3 times the RPM of electric motors. Instead of a cumbersome redesign of the drive system of this winch, Gearing Solutions recommended replacing the electric motor with an air motor and a Gearing Solutions’ 3:1 gearhead. It fits in the same envelope and takes only minutes to install.

Customer: Chemical manufacturing plant
Problem: Replace an electric motor to eliminate sparks
Solution: Install an air motor and a Gearing Solutions’ 3:1 gearhead

These are just two examples of how we provide efficient and economic solutions.

Our in-house design engineers and machining experts are able to tool shafts and housings to meet customer’s prints and specifications. And we can also create hardware to match new designs.

Our products are used in a variety of industries and applications, including:  wind turbines, CAT scan tables, auger drives, food processing equipment, pumps, conveyor drives, industrial mixers, welding robots, dockside container unloading cranes, honing machines, ergonomic valve actuators, drives with counter-rotating double outputs, speed increasers, speed reducers, and many more.

Contact us to discuss your specific needs. We’re here to help.

 


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DTAP (Digital Transmission Automated Program)

Our Digital Transmission Automated Program (DTAP) will save you, the end user, substantial engineering time and expense, by simply sorting through thousands of possible combinations, narrowing the options down to the top 4 or 5. This is a free service offered only by Gearing Solutions. We’ve helped countless customers create the exact solutions they need, and we’d love the opportunity to do the same for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 440-498-9538.

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