October - 2014
Over the past decade, infrastructure engineers have been cautioning municipalities and governing bodies across the U.S. about the deteriorating condition of the country’s bridges and dams. The average age of the 609,380 bridges in the U.S. is now nearly 42 years old.
A large steel producer needed a new gear drive for a flattener on one of their processing lines. Direct coupled to a 500 HP motor, the large gear reducer drives a series of nine de-tensioning rollers that relieve residual stresses as the strip steel gets pulled through them during the sizing of the coil.