Falk A+Plus® Gear Drives
We deliver the total power transmission package. You can rely on A+Plus drives to deliver picture-perfect performance right from the start.
Falk A+Plus parallel-shaft drives feature super-rugged designs to meet every operating challenge. And they're site-proven in the world's most demanding applications to take plenty of tough, on-the-job punishment.
Application-engineered to minimize stress and wear, and to extend service life, these drives deliver steady, trouble free operation, day-after-day. They're also specially designed and constructed to offer you maximum application flexibility.
Smart Features that Save
Falk Magnum "No-Leak" Seals: Exclusive labyrinth-design, non-wearing, Magnum seal keeps oil in and dirt out. A purgeable grease chamber with, in most cases a *Viton® contact seal, prevents the infiltration of dirt and grime. A unique drain-back passage combines with a radial and axial bush seal to retain oil and eliminate leaks. Tandem lip type seals are used for high oil level requirements. Manufacturer's seal numbers are published for local sourcing.
Superior "High Strength" Gearing: Gearing is engineered to exceed AGMA requirements. Coarse pitch helical gears (25 degree pressure angle) are protuberance hobbed, case carburized, and finish ground with lead an profile modifications that assure full contact under load. These modifications, when combined with housing bore accuracy and assembly quality, provide gear mesh performance that is equivalent to gearing with a quality 12 level. Spiral bevel gears are case carburized, shot peened, and finish skived. Our gears can take the shock where others fail.
"Mesh Accurate" Quiet Operation: Advanced dynamic design, superior manufacturing and assembly standards, and stringent quality controls develop "mesh-accurate" gearing that assures exceptionally smooth and quiet operation and extended service life.
"Tough" Steel Housings: Rugged, all-welded steel housings simplify rebuild or bearing replacement. Extra strength and rigidity to maintain accurate gear alignments.
Reduced Down Time: At 200oF (93oC) Falk A+Plus Viton oil-seals have 18 times the operating life of conventional Nitrile seals.
Protected Profitability: Falk's high-strength gearing withstands higher peak cycles for uninterrupted production.
Lower Costs: Falk A+Plus standard features significantly reduce long-term costs of maintenance and repair downtime.
Product Flexibility for the Job
Falk A+Plus Gear Drives are used worldwide in a broad range of industries and applications. They are available in horizontal or vertical arrangements with solid or hollow output shaft for floor, range, or shaft mounting. We can meet requirements to 19,000 Hp / 15 000 kW and catalog torque ratings to 5,600,000 lb-in / 630 000 Nm with speed ratios from 1.8:1 to 437.9:1.
• Positive Lubrication: Oil splash feed or pump lubrication to all rotating elements.
• Superior Gear Box Efficiency: Dynamic design plus manufacturing accuracy.
Helical gearing offers up to 99% gear-mesh efficiencies.
• Longer-Life Bearings: Sized for exceptional performance under worst load conditions.
Readily available tapered or roller bearings. Published manufacturer numbers for local sourcing.
• High-Strength Shafts: Accurate support. High Stiffness and shock resistance.
• Convenient Inspection: Removable covers or plugs permit inspection of rotating members.
• Filtered Air Breathers: No pressure buildup. No contaminants.
• Easy Oil Checks: Automotive type dipstick. Quality checks of lube quantity or quality.
• Magnetic Drain Plug: Attracts harmful metal particles. Provides early warning of abnormal wear.
New Universal Housing Features:
• Mounting Flexibility: Symmetrical tub/cover housing adapts to vertical or
horizontal mounting; allows ready access to all rotating elements.
• Positive Lubrication for Vertical Mountings: Motor-driven external pump
with filter and flow switch provides constant oil flow.
• No-Leak Drywell: Positive oil retention in vertical output applications.
• Hollow Output: Available for horizontal and vertical configurations.
Unique Moisture & Particulate Protection for Enclosed Gear Drives (Optional Accessory).
Horsepower, Heat, Moisture, and abrasive contamination are constantly working to break down your gear drive lubricant. GMax 6000 is designed to provide superior wear protection in the most demanding gear drive applications. GMax 6000 is a Polyalkylene Glycol based lubricant or PAG. PAG synthetics have exemplary lubricating properties over traditional Polyalphaolefin or PAO Synthetics and mineral oils. The viscosity index of PAG lubricants is double that of PAO lubricants. This means that a PAG will perform much better over the range of operating temperatures experienced by an industrial gear drive.
Viton® is a registered trademark of DuPont Dow Elastomers.