City of Eugene
The lateral forces of the belt drive on the gearbox shaft created an unbalanced load – this created a maintenance headache and cost the City approximately $10,000 per year in repairs.
- MagnaDrive proposed the installation of a MGD 18/250 coupling to replace the entire belt system. The proposal was accepted and the coupling installed.
- The City completely eliminated the $10,000 maintenance costs related to the belt system.
- In addition, the City also realized 35% ($34,800) energy savings as energy was no longer being wasted as part of the belt loading.
- The City’s project engineer, Gregory Watkins, later said that “…when we looked at the total cost of ownership over the life of the system, it was definitely the right decision.”