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Santasalo secures contract to supply sugar mill drives to Saharuang sugar factory

Industrial gear manufacturer, Santasalo, recently announced that they have been selected by Saharuang Co. Ltd to supply four planetary gears units for the Saharuang Sugar Factory in Thailand. The hybrid design gear units will be the first units of their kind to be built by Santasalo and designed as a direct drop-in replacement with increased torque to support high production capacities at the factory.

The gear units, which will be designed and manufactured out of Santasalo’s location in Wuppertal, Germany, will replace the existing Santasalo Quatro units currently installed at the mill and provide significantly more torque. An H-Force based design was proposed by Santasalo engineers that would allow for the same mounting dimensions, presenting a more cost competitive solution for the customer.

Installation of the new gear units is scheduled for October 2015 ready for the 2015/16 crushing season. This contract is part of an ongoing upgrade project at the Saharuang sugar mill to increase production capacity. For further information, go to