READ BEFORE INSTALLING AND OPERATING GEARMOTOR
CHECK OIL LEVEL BEFORE OPERATION
The oil level should be checked by removing the red painted
screwed plug, the correct level being that when the surface of the oil
is level with the lowest point of the tapped hole. Since the quantity
of lubricating oil and the position of the oil level, oil drain and
breather are dependent upon the mounting position, correct
lubrication will be obtained only if the unit is mounted In the position
as indicated on the relevant order.
The breather plug b painted blue and the air vent hole is closed by a
plastic plug during transportation. This plastic plug must be
removed prior to putting the unit into service.
Inspection - Check gearmotor for shortage and damage immediately
upon arrival. Note damage or shortage on freight (bill of lading);
immediately file claim with carrier. Notify Eurodrive Inc.
Handling - Handle with care. Dropping or jarring can seriously
damage bearings or break unit parts. Lift with device with capacity
for unit weight, and use eye bolt or rig a double strap around motor
frame and gearmotor casing.
Standby service & Storage - Standby gear units which are
operated very intermittently should be run briefly at least once a
month to protect the gears and bearings by circulating the
lubrication. When units are stored for future use, they should be
completely filled with oil containing a rust preventative which is
soluble in lubricating oil or they should be drained of oil and cleaned,
and a rust preventative applied to the gears, bearings and shafts.
When taken out of storage for use, the gear unit should be cleaned
out and refilled with regular lubricating oil prescribed.
Mounting - The gearbox should be mounted on a level vibration-free
support and should be accurately aligned with the driven unit.
Particular care should be taken where the power Is being transmitted
by gear wheels or chains. The gear case must not be subjected to
any additional external forces during installation, e.g. being
mounted on an uneven baseplate.
Every EURODRIVE motor Is tested before being ship ped. If a
motor must be stored for a long period of time the motor must be
stored dry and in the same way as the mounting position. For
trouble free functioning; proper installation and operation are
The motor must be installed and connected by a qualified electrician
who is knowledgeable with the NEC article 430 and local regulations
and he must make sure that the voltage and frequency of the
electrical supply correspond with the data stamped on the motor
data plate before connecting the motor in accordance with the wiring
diagram which can be found In the terminal box.
At installation the electrician must make sure that the terminal block
jumpers are positioned correctly and that all electrical connections
including the ground connection are secure. In order to effectively
protect the motor from overloads appropriate motor protection must
be provided. Fuses do not always represent adequate motor
protection. For motors which are required to operate with a very
high start-stop frequency the con
conventional motor protection, heaters, are totally insufficient and it
is advisable in such applications to provide' the motors with
temperature sensors (thermistors) in the windings and to monitor
them by means of an external tripping device. In this way the
motors will then be fully protected against practically all possible
When using motors outdoors or in washdown applications the cable
entries into the terminal must be directed downwards to prevent
water from entering the conduit box.
RETURN OF EQUIPMENT:
Equipment returned to Eurodrive for repair or inspection must be
shipped prepaid and marked with, a RGA number (Returned
Goods Authorization). This number must be obtained from
Parts lists are available from Eurodrive upon request. When
ordering parts, supply S.O. No. or Serial No. which is listed on the
In case of failure of equipment within the warranty period, contact
When Eurodrive has to be called for a repair, supply the S.O.
NUMBER (Serial Number) as shown on the nameplate.
Eurodrive will advise the user how to proceed with the repair and
designate a repair facility.
The user may be advised:
1. To ship the unit to a Eurodrive facility.
2 . To deliver the unit to the closest EASA repair shop. In both
cases the user Is responsible for the freight charges Involved.
Eurodrive uses the EASA (Electrical Apparatus Service Association)
repair shops where necessary to get the equipment repaired as
quickly as possible.
If a unit is delivered to an EASA shop, please indicate which
Eurodrive group must be contacted for a Put chase Order prior to the
PLEASE NOTE: ALTHOUGH EURODRIVE USES EASA SHOPS
FREQUENTLY, IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT EVERY SHOP IS
REPAIRS. PLEASE SUPPLY THEM WITH THE APPROPRIATE
TELEPHONE NUMBER LISTED.