Gorbel’s new tractor drive for motorised movement
Gorbel has introduced a new tractor drive for motorised movement of its cranes. The drive is said to deliver industry leading power and performance while being a fraction of the size of other mass produced tractor drives on the market. Gorbel says that the combination of this tractor drive’s smaller size and proven Gorbel quality enables customers to motorise their systems with full confidence.
For both new and existing workstation cranes, the new tractor drive provides precise motorised movement. Its precision drive assembly and the specialised design of its drive wheel, which has a moulded polyurethane thread, achieves a smooth acceleration and long life. The drive wheel also has a spring-loaded compression adjustment, allowing for constant pressure and smooth, responsive operation.
With ⅓ HP and an 18000rpm induction motor, this tractor drive is ideal for heavy and awkward-shaped loads, operations that require tall trolley saddle heights, as well as operations where the operator needs to maintain safe distance from the load. Whatever the needs of your operation, the tractor drive can deliver peak performance, as its standard and fast options are both available with programmable speeds. Indeed, its Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Controller has both a soft start and soft stop, and can be set for single, double, or triple speeds.
Lightweight, with a modular drive design and bolt on truck and trolley connections, the tractor drive provides considerable ease of installation. The standard drives are configured for 208-460V 3 phase power, and a 575V is also available. The tractor drive also comes with a two year warranty.
Visitors to MODEX will be able to see the new tractor drive ‘in the flesh’.