Motors & Motion
Grove Gear IronMan E series gear reducer
By Anthony Capkun
The Grove Gear IronMan E Series gear reducer operates at 90% efficiency, claims Grove, to maximize system effectiveness. The product has a compact housing design that offers a direct replacement to traditional worm gear reducers. By employing helical-bevel gear technology, Grove boasts the E Series has up to 60% more torque than other designs. With mounting base kits, the E Series can drop-in and replace multiple sizes of worm gear speed reducers; providing an additional inventory reduction opportunity, shaft kits ranging from 1 in. to 1 1/2 in. were designed to plug into a standard hollow output shaft. Four models are currently offered, with double reduction ratios from 7.8:1 to 60:1 and power capability to 8.50 hp. Triple reduction units are available by adding a ratio multiplier. The E Series is packed with features such as synthetic lubricant, covers sealed with o-rings and Viton double-lip seals.