Underground Gear Box

Case Study 104: Gear Reduction

Case Study Synopsis

This Faulk 4454A 60-inch Conveyor Gearbox is located in an underground coal mine in Utah. An order to replace this gearbox was issued in 2006. This gearbox has moved 50,000,000 tons of coal since its installation in 1989 and is still in service today. NORDE LSM was first introduced into this gearbox in 2008 as a test to determine the benefits that our technology could provide.

Improvements Noted in this Case Study

Temperature Drop 28.08%
Lower Vibrations
Reduced Wear Particle Count
Extended Gear Box Life
Reduced Costs by $45,000