Day: 14 February 2006
Moving up through the gears
Thames Water has replaced Varatio Strateline gearboxes with Brevini multi-stage planetary gearboxes on bridge scrapers at Maidenhead WwTW. The planetary units offered increased radial load and torque transmission ratings compared to their predecessors, and were easily retrofitted. The cost of a direct replacement from Brevini significantly undercut the cost of refurbishing the originals or fabricating new bridgework to accommodate another gearbox design.
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