Motodrive range from BI offers competitive alternatives

6 September 2016
SMSR shaft-mount speed reducers, NMR worm gear units and TR in-line gear units are available from leading supplier Bearings International (BI) as part of its Motodrive brand.
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The Motodrive brand comprises economically-priced alternatives to traditional competitor products available on the market, explains product manager Naigel Pera. “These are high-quality, cost-competitive products supported by the BI network, providing our customers with an attractive value proposition and solution.”

The SMSR gear unit is a robust, hard-working, simply-constructed gear unit used in conjunction with belts and pulleys to manipulate the overall ratio requirements. Units are available from Size D to Size J, in ratios from 13:1 and 20:1, as well as in parallel standard size bores with key only.

This shaft-mount speed reducer includes a complete torque arm assembly and is fully interchangeable with other brands. Motor bases, belts and pulleys and holdbacks are not included. Production-line manufacturing guarantees tolerances and consistent quality, especially in terms of helical gear components.

“We have made a significant investment in terms of our stockholding of the Motodrive range in anticipation of the expected demand,” Pera reveals. “BI offers a range of products, from premium to economy, including most ancillary products.”

“Our aim is to facilitate the overall purchase-and-supply process as much as possible. We achieve this by paying attention to the type and quality of supply required for various applications. We also have the flexibility to be able to offer a single supply option,” Pera highlights.

BI focuses on all market segments, from domestic use to heavy industry, mining, steel and other sectors. “We supply products from Mechano set size chain to massive drill rig drive and pulldown chains, and gearboxes suitable for spitbraais to massive furnaces or curing oven drives.”

Technical support is offered by BI’s experienced product managers, in conjunction with the company’s principal suppliers. “Installation is supported through our engineering department and the various partners we engage with to complete site work when required,” Pera adds.

“In terms of aftermarket support, our extensive branch network ensures we have someone in the area to tend to any immediate concerns or issues, in addition to call-on assistance from our 24/7 product support team,” he concludes.

BI, part of the Hudaco Group, has consolidated its position as a leading distributor of bearings and power transmission products in Southern Africa by launching a new brand identity at the end of last year.

“Our aim is to become a proactive company providing excellent service to our customers to ensure we are the preferred supplier. We strongly believe we should rather compete on value, providing advanced, industry-specific solutions and services, and thus safeguard industry sustainability,” Burtie Roberts, CEO of BI, elaborates.



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About Bearings International
Bearings International (BI) is a member of the Hudaco Group. It is a leading distributor of bearings and power transmission products in Southern Africa. With its customer-focused approach, it is committed to delivering value to all stakeholders, offering quality solutions that make a real difference to optimising plant availability and turnaround time. With over 58 years’ experience in the bearings industry, BI puts this expertise to good use. It goes to great lengths to ensure that its product range and service meet the changing needs of its clients, industry and business. Backed by an elite technical team, BI covers the full spectrum of customer requirements. It is able to ensure immediate availability of product through its nationwide network of branches.

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