Wood Dale, Ill. – Thomson’s new Micron® AquaTRUE Planetary® Gearheads are said to be the industry’s only 100% stainless steel gearheads specifically designed for the demanding performance requirements of food, beverage and pharmaceutical handling, packaging and dispensing applications.
The gearheads feature 300 series Stainless Steel external housings for maximum corrosion resistance, and are IP67 protected to provide reliable operation and long life in environments subject to caustic cleaning chemicals and high-pressure washdown. The external housing is round with no external seams to eliminate the potential for bacteria collection or ingress, which would otherwise result in interior damage, compromised performance and shortened operating life.
AquaTRUE Planetary Gearheads are available in 60, 80, 120 and 160 mm frame sizes, with ratios from 3:1 to 10:1, torque capacity up to 876 Nm and precision to 13 arc-min. Their robust construction and performance attributes make them well suited for use in washdown and/or corrosive environments such as meat/poultry slicing, beverage dispensing, medical hygienic and pharmaceutical applications, among others.
Thomson has available a number of educational webinars for on-demand viewing, including Gearhead Solutions for Washdown Applications that provides participants with practical information on gearhead technologies and their application in food processing and packaging, medical and pharmaceutical, and high pressure washdown applications. Additional gearhead-related webinars include Planetary Gearheads 101: Basics for Design Engineers and Planetary Gearheads 201: Troubleshooting for Design Engineers. These two webinars provide an educational overview of planetary gearhead technology, and establish a framework to help users quickly select the right planetary gearhead to reduce design time and optimize machine designs.
Visit www.thomsonlinear.com for more information.