Rexnord launches new Falk V-Class™ line of gear drives
Milwaukee – March 7, 2011 – Rexnord Industries has announced the launch of the Falk V-Class, a new line of gear drives designed for maximum uptime and durable performance.
The Falk V-Class incorporates the latest advances in materials technology, engineering design, and manufacturing processes to produce a tough, reliable gearbox that excels in today’s demanding applications. These advancements, coupled with innovative mounting and cooling accessories, provide a reliable, sustainable gearbox that outperforms the competition. Features are built into the drive to bring customers maximum uptime in a smaller drive at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
“The development of the Falk V-Class has been the largest effort Rexnord has undertaken in the company’s history,” said Tim Carpenter, Rexnord’s vice president and general manager – gear and product services divisions. “The Falk V-Class meets a recognized customer need for a revolutionary gear drive. Our state-of-the-art advancements in gear design and geometry, coupled with further advancements in thermal dynamics and reverse compatibility, will help our customers save time and money while meeting the demands of the world’s harshest environments.”
Through Voice-of-Customer (VOC) analysis, Rexnord concluded that manufacturers, end users and OEMs wanted a gear drive with more torque, more reliability, and more functionality that delivers optimal thermal performance and can withstand tough environments.
One of the most distinguishable features of the Falk V-Class is the housing itself. Since customers asked for durability and reliability, the heavy-duty, horizontally split housing design incorporates advanced gearing, optimized through the latest materials and technologies, to provide maximum performance under load. The housing shape and features were designed through the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), to enhance the drive’s superior thermal dissipation qualities.
Additional features were built into the Falk V-Class to increase productivity and profitability. The drive incorporates exclusive, Magnum no-leak seals with oil drain backs and purgeable grease chamber to eliminate oil leaks. An optional, eco-friendly DuraPlate™ cooling system requires no water or electricity to operate and achieves optimal cooling to fully utilize the unit’s unparalleled torque density.
With standardized monitoring and lubrication packages, 24/7 customer support, readily available spare parts, and a dedicated product services team that offers onsite support, the Falk V-Class is the most reliable and lowest maintenance gearbox in the industry. This performance commitment is backed by an industry-best, 36-month warranty and groundbreaking lead time capabilities.
“The Falk V-Class combines innovative design and proven performance for the best gear drive available in today’s marketplace,” Carpenter said. “It answers our customers’ need for a world-class gear drive. They can trust our product and know it will last, essentially leaving the gearbox to us.”
Rexnord’s Falk product line includes standard, engineered, and custom gear drives, marine power systems, mill products, couplings and repair services, and has production facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Chile, China and Australia.
Rexnord’s gear business serves a variety of industrial customers worldwide, including mining, aggregate/cement, wood/paper, construction, energy, food and grain, and chemicals.