NEPEAN Longwall has an agency agreement with PW Heuber (Germany). PW Hueber is a member of the globally operating Scottel Group of companies. They are a leading manufacturer of gearboxes suitable for the mining industry and have a presence in major longwall mining installations today.
The St.Ingbert Plant in Germany where the mining gearboxes are manufactured is a specially designed facility with a high tech production line for gear components. This facility manufactures components and special gears for mining gearboxes, wind turbines and large engines. Special features of this workshop are; Professional quality management equipment, 3 CMM machines, Nital etching/grind/burn/test line and a metallographic laboratory. These facilities are the bedrock of efficient manufacture of planetary gearbox manufacture.
Benefits of PW Hueber includes:
PW Hueber undertake FEA analysis on all gearboxes designed for the mining industry and offer a comprehensive range of sizes and ratios. Sizes range from the small 15 Series gearbox to the large 95 series gearbox that is currently being sold high seam, high capacity longwall faces. In 2019 eighteen transmission assemblies were sold with the 85 series gearbox with a 1600 kW CCS VVVF motor.