SEW-EURODRIVE believes that if proper care and maintenance is provided, motors and gearboxes will provide years of productivity and long-term return-on-investment.

SEW-EURODRIVE believes that the benefits of regular gearbox and motor care and maintenance include; extended product lifespan, efficient and cost-effective service, reduced downtime and safer working environments.

According to SEW-EURODRIVE works manager Peter McEvoy, effective care and maintenance means using the correct unit for the correct application, and servicing it according to specified standards and OEM operating instructions.

“SEW-EURODRIVE operating instructions come with every unit, and can also be downloaded from the internet, and provide the end-user with comprehensive information on operation and maintenance,” he explains.

Genuine parts and spares are also essential. McEvoy adds that it provides the user with the peace-of-mind that all parts conform to SEW-EURODRIVE’s international standards, thereby ensuring a maximised lifespan.

He indicates that SEW-EURODRIVE boasts an extensive stock-holding to ensure minimal turnaround times. “In the event that the part is not available, we are committed to sourcing or importing it,” he continues.

Moreover, a correctly-specified, high-quality lubricant is vital to the performance of a geared unit. A damaged or contaminated lubricant will severely impact on the performance, lifespan and maintenance costs.

“As part of its value-added service offering, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa provides clients with a qualified field service team to do the required lubricant change on site and assist in any other ways possible,” McEvoy concludes.