Santasalo Launches Vertical Mounted Gear Units

Santasalo's AMF gear units feature direct drive construction with an electrical motor and a flexible HSS coupling.

Santasalo's AMF gear units feature direct drive construction with an electrical motor and a flexible HSS coupling.

February 29, 2016—

Santasalo is pleased to announce the launch of the AMF vertical mounted gear unit series.  The AMF is purpose-built for the most demanding vertical applications with high external forces without the need for external cooling. By incorporating a bidirectional axial fan, optimized housing design and additional new features, Santasalo’s AMF vertical gear unit provides high thermal capacity and eliminates the need for external cooling in extreme ambient conditions.

The AMF gear units feature Santasalo’s proven drive technology, in operation in thousands of vertical mixing applications around the world. Direct drive construction with electrical motor and flexible HSS coupling ensures high efficiency, while the highly optimized gear unit lay-out results in cost savings and smaller footprint. More on the AMF design can be seen on the product animation at the website below. 

These two or three-stage vertically mounted helical gear units feature a power range of up to 750 kW and nominal output torque of up to 200 kNm, as well as a reversible operational direction. Their robust design ensures they’re easy to transport and install without risk of damages.

Santasalo already delivered the first order for the AMF gear unit series in Kazakhstan (five units) and two additional projects are currently being delivered for fine grinding applications in the United States (six units), and Australia (three units).

“We are very pleased to introduce this completely new product for very demanding process industry mixing applications. It reflects our deep understanding of the tough requirements within process industries which we have gained over the decades,” said Pasi Jokela, senior vice president of global capital sales at Santasalo.

“Our R&D team has made high performance gear units suitable for the most demanding agitating and mixing applications. Some of our key customers have already selected products from this new AMF line which tell us the real story of the AMF gear unit’s superior features to meet demanding customer’s needs.”

Santasalo Gears Inc.
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