Manufacturing of five gearboxes for Power Plant

Manufacturing of five gearboxes for Power Plant

Manufacturing of five gearboxes for South African power plant

South Africa's national state power supplier contacted Stork Gears & Services with an urgent time request for the supply of five modified gearboxes, type Rademakers Rastar 250/275l.

Stork Gears & Services is an official OEM for this gearbox make. Our extensive Rademakers knowhow and hands-on experience enables us to offer our customers excellent service and the fastest repair times for the most demanding power generation applications.

Our customer wanted to replace their existing Rademakers gearboxes with an identical footprint but with a significantly increased power rating. As there is a shortage of power in South Africa, our customer requested that the gearboxes will be delivered as soon as possible. We designed and constructed the five new gearboxes within the requested timeline, the first gearbox has been delivered within six weeks after order. We also provided on site supervision and commissioning.  

Scope of work (summary):

  • Supply of 5 modified gearboxes
  • On site Supervision and Commissioning
  • Vibration analysis
  • Gearbox alignment
  • Check tooth runout
  • Gear tooth contact pattern check & backlash
  • No load test run
  • Inspection after testrun
  • Vibration measurement and noise level test

The whole project was carried out under stringent client quality control guidelines. As an approved supplier we were able to combine high quality with unparalleled speed. Our customer appreciated our professional and fast approach. We successfully completed the whole project within 8 weeks.

Project Highlights

Location: South Africa
Power Plant
Market Segment: Power Industry
Total completion time: 8 weeks
Gearbox details: Rademakers Rastar 250/275l
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Gearbox manufacturing
at Gears & Services
We strive to keep our knowledge as an OEM at the highest level by the
development of new gearboxes, made with the newest technologies. The
engineers of our Engineering Department supervise the repairs, design
modifications and develop complete "custom-built" gearboxes.
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