The glass and ceramic manufacturing industries are steeped in craftsmanship and employ highly skilled labour. They have also modernized over the years, introducing more and more automation in order to boost production capacity.
The machines involved in glass and ceramic production processes must be able to operate with only a minimum of down time for maintenance and repairs. This can only be achieved through the use of reliable, high performance drive systems capable of guaranteeing the continuous production needed to satisfy demand, that can be adapted and customized (for more information see article System customization thanks to the modularity of gearboxes).
Thanks to the range of technologically advanced, reliable and easily implemented reducers in the various automatic solutions, Varvel is the ideal supplier for machinery manufacturers for the glass and ceramics industries. Varvel’s high-tech gearboxes are extremely achieved and ideal for applications in process automation. Varvel is therefore the preferred supplier to many constructors of production machinery for the glass and ceramic industries.
The mechanical sector is been one of the most important for Made in Italy production. It exports alone more than € 44 billion in 2015, increasing compared to the previous years. It woks more than the food, the fashion and design sectors. There are more than 6 thousand Eutopean patent applications in the mechanical and transport field that come from Italy (2011-2014). The mechanical sector has success in the most important markets and in for the main world importers (like UK, USA, Germany, France, China) and the new markets, like Mexico, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Poland.
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Cattle and goats
The intensive breeding of milking animals (cattle and goats) offers a series of pratical applications of gearboxes, that allows to manage and organize orderly the livestock and to mantain a good level of welfare for animals. In fact, the production of dairy product is a fundamental element, it is important to not stress the animal because it causes contractions in production that affect the company economically.
Gearboxes are used in countless industrial sectors, thanks to their versatility and the possibility of offering customized solutions for every need. One of the areas where you can be find a lot of examples of the variety of their functions is breeding. In fact, starting from the poultry breeding until cattle breending, in the establishments linked to these sectors there are gearboxes in almost all the machine. The problem related to this sector are very specific and variable, but those that need more attention are ecosustainability and animal welfare, as weel as food prevention and safety, that are essential and priority components for all establishments involved in the agrifood chian.
The possibility to customize the components of worm gear reducers allows an optimization of their application
The Varvel Group, the Bologna-based specialists in power transmission, are committed to customization as a means of satisfying users’ needs. In the case of the company’s worm gearboxes, this customization begins with the choice of materials from which the gearbox is made. RS and RT Series worm gearboxes are superb examples of the versatility of Varvel products (but not the only, how you can read in the article System customization thanks to the modularity of gearboxes)
The gearboxes as a strategic component in the customization of machinery
Every industrial sector has different needs in the structure and organization of systems and machinery, and it can be very hard to find the perfect component that performs the necessary tasks. Especially in the case of gearboxes, whose functions range in all industrial environments, from mining to construction, to sectors where infinitesimal precision is required, such as chemical or pharmaceutical.
Gearbox innovative applications for the wind and photovoltaic of high-tech solutions for industry
Research into alternative energy as a way of reducing impact on the environment is one of the pillars in the mission of the Varvel Group. Varvel places similar emphasis on the development of advanced technology applications for use in the field of renewable energy. Use of gearboxes in wind and photovoltaic sector is a gret idea that let to have a great increase in energy development.
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Gearboxes have always been considered essential components in the mechanic world, their success is their usefulness. The gearboxes are mechanical drivers made by gears, that bring the movement of a motor to their matched machine, reducing the speed and adapting it to the needs. Gearboxes reduce speed and multiple the delivered force, technically defined torque. The change of a bicycle is the most common example: the cyclist can use the same force to move on flat land or on alpine pass. The convenience of operating great systems, using small motors, makes gearboxes the most rational, reliable and economical way to transmit power.
How to make the life of a gear smooth as oil, without wasting a single drop? One of the most frequent problem in the industrial facilities, and especially in gearboxes, is an incorrect lubrication. In fact, it is essential to keep the right amount of oil constant in the mechanisms, because a high performance gearbox can improve the performance of the whole system.
Globally, about 30% of energy is consumed in industrial sector, mainly due to the electric motors, that produce more than 2/3 of these consumptions. The most environmental industrial sectors are chemical and petrochemical (33%), iron and steel (17%), cement (9%) and cellulose and paper (9%). If industrial system starts to use the most sustainable technologies available they could reduce 75% of emissions and limit energy consumption, also with a considerable economic advantage. Efficiency is one of the most important characteristics of industrial sector, it is good to make a comparison when you buy the technical equipment, and is one of the advantages of use of gearboxes.