Printer Friendly

Cat introduces propel drive system for rope shovels.

Caterpillar has developed a propel drive system for its 7495 and 7495 HF Electric Rope Shovels, upgrading the crawler undercarriage for maintenance work that reduces both downtime and cost.

A statement from the construction equipment leader said the propel drive system reconfigures the crawler undercarriage to allow drive shaft and tumbler replacement from the outboard side. This improves access and decreases downtime by days. Improved component design extends durability and increases component life to lower costs even further.

According to Cat, the new design slashes maintenance time and enhances safety by enabling access to drive components without removing the propel transmission. Caterpillar also engineered the upgrade to be a direct replacement in such a way that no machining of the crawler frame is required for installation.

The manufacturer also claims that the new design is robust, with thrust loads evenly distributed on large tapered roller bearings as opposed to bronze thrust plates. The bearings are sealed and continuously purged with fresh grease to keep them free of contaminants, resulting in increased durability in harsh environments and alignment with 25,000-hour planned rebuilds.

Cat has already done field validation of the propel drive system upgrade, operating it successfully for thousands of hours, the statement added.

The post Cat introduces propel drive system for rope shovels appeared first on Middle East Construction News .

Copyright notice [c] Corporate Publishing International. All rights reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. ( Syndigate.info ).

COPYRIGHT 2019 SyndiGate Media Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2019 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:BuildGreen
Date:Aug 18, 2019
Words:237
Previous Article:Kobelco hits Indian excavator production landmark.
Next Article:China's CNTC wins main contract for Reem Island's Pixel project.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters