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New W-Series Takes Winching Applications to the Next Level

By Paloma Duran | Thu, 05/05/2022 - 14:05

With the launching of the new W Series, Reggiana Riduttori has enhanced its product range and further positioned itself as one of the leading providers of world-class technology in gearbox integration. Modularity and flexibility are considered the most attractive features of the new W Series, unmatched by any other product on the market.

In 2020, Transtecno became part of the Interpump Group. With this acquisition, it transitioned into a power transmission hub. By joining the hub, Transtecno was able to establish partnerships with key companies, such as Reggiana Riduttori, an Italian manufacturer of planetary gearboxes for a wide range of power transmission applications in mining that has over 45 years of engineering experience. Reggiana Riduttori is considered a world reference in gearboxes due to its high quality and unique designs.

Recently, Reggiana Riduttori and Transtecno announced the launching of the W-series of winches aimed at offering greater product compactness and flexibility and to further withstand heavy-duty operations. With this new series, Reggiana Riduttori has expanded its gear ratios and size range to bring the planetary winch to 12. The new portfolio comes at a time when the level of services and lead-time delivery have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, one of the main objectives of the company is to support customers whenever they have a problem or delay with their operations.

Edward C. Kowalsky, US Technical Engineer for Reggiana Riduttori, said the W series differs from other products on the market in its composition and modularity because it allows the incorporation of additional stages. In addition, the new series has a higher degree of standardization of components, which allows rapid delivery while maintaining all customer specifications.

Furthermore, the W series provides benefits such as high input speed, higher gear torque capacity, easier input stage cooling and lubrication, full RR input accessories compatibility, exceptional radial load and bevel design. The W series is also certified in EX, DNV GL and ABS. Kowalsky added that the oil seals have a special composition and treatment that provide greater protection against external agents. These seals are also easy to inspect and replace, even in large sizes.

According to Reggiana Riduttori, the new W series’ unique features mean these products can be used in a wide range of industries and applications, such as construction, bridge or mobile cranes; boat lift; gantry truck; marine winch; among others.

Michael Mullen, General Manager of Reggiana Riduttori Pacific Ltd, said that behind Reggiana Riduttori's success in planetary winches is a highly qualified research and development team, extensive experience in various sectors and good relationships with customers. “Personal relationships, the exchange of experiences and good communication with customers are just as important as the quality of the product. It is important to always listen to customers as it allows us to understand their needs in greater depth. Their needs are often reflective of those of the entire industry.”

Paloma Duran Paloma Duran Journalist and Industry Analyst