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Food & Beverage

26 marzo 2015

Components Toughen Up

While the power transmission industry is pretty mature, power transmission components have had to endure a lot of hardships imposed upon them by the food and beverage industry. With the ever-increasing concerns about foodborne illness and the need to kill bacteria to a 99.999 percent level, gearboxes, gears and bearings have been holding their own, while enduring the onslaught of harsh cleaning environments.

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23 febrero 2015

Huco Acetal Air Motor/Speed Reducer for Pouch Filling Machine

A major manufacturer of precision filling equipment needed a reliable air motor/ speed reducer for use on a new machine. The filling machine features a series of rotary valve pumps that control the flow of stir fry and other sauces during the pouch filling operation.

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09 febrero 2015

Wichita & Ameridrives Fluid & Gear Couplings for Sugar Processing Conveyor

A Louisiana sugar refinery needed to install a new intermediate inclined conveyor to provide an infeed flow of sugar into the initial affination (cleaning/purifying) process. The facility’s team wanted to design a conveyor system that used less energy and created less wear on mechanical components (shafts, keyways, belt stretch) than their existing conveyors.

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22 septiembre 2014

Formsprag Model HPI Indexing Clutch for Food Conveyor

A major food processing OEM needed a cost-effective indexing clutch solution for use on a new cookie filling machine. The indexing clutch is mounted on the conveyor head shaft and translates the reciprocating motion from the crank mechanism into incremental motion in one direction, advancing the conveyor a uniform distance with each drive stroke and then overrunning in the opposite direction on the return stroke.

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28 abril 2014

Bakery Dough Lift

Matrix International 1CD Series Brake for Bakery Dough Lift

When a competitor’s gearbox failed on a dough lifting system at a Chicago area commercial bakery, the bin transporting 1500 pounds of raw bakery dough dropped more than a dozen feet in an instant. While no one was injured in the incident it was clear that a potential hazard existed.

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