Slewing gear drives are used to position driven machines. They are proven in many different applications, such as cranes, excavators, and drilling platforms. Flender gear units for slewing gears have a modular design.
They can be combined with a long or short lantern gear drive on the output side. The mounted output pinions are manufactured according to the customer’s specifications. On the input side, we offer solutions for both electric motors and high-speed or low-speed hydraulic motors, some of which are already standardized.
One frequently requested alternative, particularly as a gear unit for slewing gear drives in bucket wheel excavators, consists of a FLENDER planetary gear unit with a bevel or bevel helical gear unit on the input side. The drive motor and a brake are arranged on a bracket on the gear unit, so that the system no longer needs to be aligned on site. A brake is always mounted between the motor and the gear unit in order to fix the boom in a defined position. An overload safety mechanism can additionally be provided on Flender gear units for cranes and slewing gears to protect the boom and the drive against inadmissibly high loads.
Your benefits at a glance
Compact, space-saving design
Low noise level
Variable lantern gear drive lengths acc. to the customer’s specification
Modular design creates increased flexibility and multiple mounting options
No alignment on-site due to bracket with motor, gear unit, brake and coupling
Customized solutions for specific projects
Option of eccentric installation to enable the backlash to be adjusted between the pinion and the girth gear
Optimized sealing systems prolong the service life