Frequently Asked Questions

Repair or Replacement

I have a Specon unit in my facility. What information do you need to identify it for repair or replacement?

From the tag on the transmission or gearbox, if you provide the Model number and Serial number, we can pull the original records and provide information or an exact replacement for your unit.

I have a PIV (Positively Infinitely Variable) chain transmission on my production line. Can Fairchild repair it or provide a replacement unit?

Fairchild can repair or replace any transmission or gearbox originally manufactured by Fairchild. We can often repair transmissions manufactured by Link-Belt®, Brevini® or other manufacturers involving the basic wear elements of these units. In addition, we can typically provide a "drop in" replacement for PIV Chain transmissions manufactured by Rexnord®, Link-Belt®, Brevini® or other manufacturers. On the smaller sizes (0, ½, and 1), the units are generally dimensionally interchangeable. On larger units, there may be differences in shaft centerlines or other features. Please contact our engineering group at (800) 334-8422 or contact us for technical assistance.

Can we purchase spare parts for our Specon transmission or gearbox?

Yes, we can provide a wide range of replacement parts for Specon, Cubic or other gearboxes. Please contact the factory at (800) 334-8422 or contact us for assistance with replacement parts.

Can Fairchild repair variators or transmissions manufactured by Link-Belt, Bravini or other manufacturers?

We can often repair transmissions manufactured by Link-Belt®, Brevini® or other manufacturers involving the basic wear elements of these units. In addition, we can typically provide a "drop in" replacement for PIV Chain transmissions manufactured by Rexnord®, Link-Belt®, Brevini® or other manufacturers. On the smaller sizes (0, ½, and 1), the units are generally dimensionally interchangeable. On larger units, there may be differences in shaft centerlines or other features. Please contact our engineering group at (800) 334-8422 or contact us for technical assistance.

How do I send my transmission to Fairchild for repair?

The best way is to contact our Applications Engineering department to obtain an FRG number, shipping address and provide any information you may have on Model number, Serial number, issues you see, etc. Please contact our engineering group at (800) 334-8422 or contact us for assistance.

Do you have installation and maintenance instructions for the Fairchild Specon transmissions and gearboxes?

Yes, on each specific product page you will see the available downloads of catalog and IOM information. In addition, we have a "DOCUMENTS" tab at the top of the page which allows you to quickly select your style unit from the drop down box menu and then print or download the appropriate pdf for catalog or IOM information.

Unit Identification

How do I identify the PIV Variable chain unit on my production line, since the tags are missing?

The Model number, ratio and serial number should provide most of the necessary information. Many PIV chain units, however, have more than one output shaft and/or a Handwheel. To assist in identification of these types of units, especially those manufactured by Rexnord®, Link-Belt®, Brevini® or other manufacturers, we provide our "Spec & Buy" sheet. Look under the "DOCUMENTS" tab for a downloadable copy of this sheet. You can then email or fax it to us at the contact us page or (Fax) 336-659-9323.

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