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What to know about the ABB/Dodge TXT Torque-Arm Reducer

ABB/Dodge Torque-Arm speed reducers are a gold standard in the industry. Today, they remain a leading benchmark against which other products are compared. Dodge is proud to say that its quality products have over 60 years of proven dependability and reliability. Currently, there are more than 1.8 million units in service throughout the world. You can find quality arm reducers from Kurz Industrial, along with a knowledgeable staff who can provide you with more information about the advantages of the ABB arm reducer and the many applications in which arm reducers are used.

About the ABB/Dodge TXT Torque-Arm Reducer

The TXT Torque-Arm is a shaft-mounted helical gear reducer. It is designed for easy application and mounts directly to the driven shaft. Versatility is a hallmark of the arm reducer, which is available in a wide range of 12 case sizes. At most, ABB arm reducers deliver up to 400 HP and 300 kW. They also have class-leading torque. Along with the features that they offer, arm reducers can be equipped with many accessories to produce several benefits such as increased versatility, more cost savings, and longevity. Many standard features make the Torque-Arm reducer suitable for a broad range of environments.


The following features set ABB torque-arm reducers apart from the competition. While these are some highlights of the company’s torque-arm reducers, many other great features distinguish the product line:

·      14 different sizes with power ratings up to 700 HP

·      Torque ratings of 1,000,000 LB.-IN.

·      4 ratios with v-belt drives and extended range up to 300:1

·      Meet or exceed AGMA and ABMA standards

·      Harsh duty seals compatible with synthetic or mineral lubricants

·      Industry-proven twin tapered bushings allow for easy mounting

·      Heavy-duty backstops

·      Durable steel motor mount system

·      Rugged cast iron housings (Class 30) with pry slots

·      Advanced sealing system

Along with the features above, ABB torque-arm reducers also set the gold standard with their bearings. Bearings on the torque-arm reducers are designed to conform with standards set by the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) and the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA). They have an average unadjusted minimum average life of 25,000 hours when used in Class I applications, which is double the bearing life of most competitor reducers.

Common Applications

Torque-arm speed reducers have many wide-ranging applications. They are used in the following equipment:

·      Apron feeders

·      Belt conveyors

·      Bucket conveyors

·      Drag conveyors

·      Ribbon mixers

·      Roller beds

·      Screw conveyors

·      Vibratory feeders

Common Industries

Along with their versatile use in many types of equipment, arm reducers are used in a wide range of industries. Their frequent applications include:

·      Aggregates

·      Mining

·      Cement

·      Asphalt

·      Grain

·      Mixing and milling

·      Oil & Gas – Ethanol

·      Water & Wastewater

·      Forest Products

·      Unit and Baggage Handling

To learn more about the ABB/Dodge TXT Torque-Arm Reducer, contact the Kurz Industrial experts today.