Technological Evolution

A continuous evolution technology in both machinery and production methods made it possible for Hansen Hansen Industrial Transmissions to develop gear boxes that transmit more power than those -similar in size- of a previous range.

1923

FOUNDING OF THE COMPANY

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1950

HANSEN PATENT I

  • David Hansen: inventor of standard gearboxes (law of center distances)

1970

HANSEN PATENT II

  • introduction of heat treatment
  • new gear finishing performance

1980

HANSEN POWERPLUS

  • new rigid housings
  • load distribution
  • low noise behaviour

1993

HANSEN P4

  • compliance with applications
  • customer-friendliness
  • less components
  • quality & technology

 

HANSEN P4 UNIMINER

  • tunnel drive for underground mining
  • invertible gearbox
  • exceptional torque capacity
  • minimal noise level
 

HANSEN P4 SINGLE STAGE

  • unmatched balance between mechanical, thermal and bearing rating
  • variable centre distances
  • specific macro gear geometry
  • shafts in horizontal or vertical plane
 

HANSEN I4 INVERTIBLE GEARBOX

  • maximum load capacity
  • minimum losses
  • quiet operation.

Today

Thanks to the evolution in technology, and the continuous investment policy to keep up with the latest and most advanced techniques, each generation of Hansen industrial gearboxes brought along a significant power squeeze and a remarkable loss in weight.

Today, Hansen Industrial Transmissions is offering the highest power ratings for a given weight or size of gearbox.

Factors

Factors that have made this evolution possible:

  • High performance alloy steels in combination with optimal heat treatment: case carburising.

  • Use of high precision machines in the manufacturing process of housings and gears.

  • Parallel development towards increased performance of bearings.

  • Continuous investment in engineering know-how to optimise design concepts: e.g. use of short integral pinionshafts.