This project involves the manufacture of a new gearbox housing and input shaft for a wood processing company. The silo gearbox was damaged beyond repair and required non-destructive testing, machining, metallizing, and rebuild. No manufacturing prints were available, so our team reverse-engineered the new parts.
- Part: Silo Gearbox
- Customer: Wood Processing
- Gearbox was damaged beyond repair.
- No manufacturing print was available.
- Disassemble and dimensionally inspect all critical fits.
- Non-destructive test the gearbox housing for cracks and/or defects.
- Manufacture a new gearbox housing from welded and stress relieved fabrication that is stronger than original cast gearbox.
- Manufacture a new input shaft.
- Manufacture a new pinion gear bearing cartridge.
- Manufacture a new pinion gear spacer sleeve.
- Metallize the bearing fits on the output shafts and finish machine to specifications.
- Machine/modify the pinion gear to accept the retaining nut.
- Assemble the gearbox complete.
- QC inspection prior to shipping. Gearbox was installation-ready upon delivery to customer.
New gearbox housing and shaft were manufactured with improved reliability and performance.