The Falk V-Class Gear Drive: Built to Stay Cool
The Falk V-Class gear drive is built to stay cooler than the competition. We’ve enclosed the high-speed head inside the housing, rather than designing an external head, as with most other standard gear drives. The DuraPlate heat exchanger option wraps the gearbox in steel to draw heat away from the head and provides more surface area to disburse heat. This design results in a cooler temperature at high speeds and a longer gear drive life.
Size-for-size, the V-Class cools more effectively. In addition to the patented DuraPlate cooling system option, V-Class drives feature fins that run along the outside of the housing. These fins maximize the surface area of the housing and help lower the temperature inside the drive.
Oil level requirements in the V-Class tend to be lower than the competition. With the Splash Lubrication System, oil level needs are reduced. Most gear drives run an oil level at the midline of the drive, so every bearing is dipped, and every gear is pushing through the oil. With lower oil levels needed, the amount of gear churn is lessened, resulting in even lower heat generation.
Multiple oil ports in the V-Class gear drives allow for fast, easy oil changes. The V-Class uses EP oils and features a specialized “no-leak” design, making oil maintenance reliable and simple.
Oil maintenance is a necessary part of gear drive care. With the Falk V-Class Drive, you can rest assured your drive life is maximized, and maintenance is minimized. When it comes to increasing uptime and reducing downtime, the Falk V-Class Drive delivers.
For more information on the Falk V-Class drive with optional DuraPlate cooling system, contact your Rexnord representative today.