With ATO5, the program for shortened delivery times, SEW-Eurodrive can now deliver its X and P series industrial gear units even faster. In particularly urgent cases – when the plant is at a standstill – replacement drives can already be shipped within one working day. This is what happened at Schwenk Zement, where a central conveyor belt came to a standstill due to gear unit damage.
Schwenk Zement operates one of its four German cement plants in Allmendingen, Baden-Württemberg. In this plant, which has been in operation since 1889, it produces high-quality Portland cement in continuous operation. The plant is supplied with lime, alumina and silicate from the neighboring quarry via a conveyor belt. When the belt stopped one morning, the cause was quickly found: Parts of the gearing on a gearbox (made by a third party) had broken off. Urgency was now required, because the plant depends on the supply of starting material via the conveyor belt.