Bauer Gear Motor and Warner Electric, both part of the Altra Industrial Motion Corporation, will be present at Drinktec 2017 this September to showcase engineered solutions for the food and beverage industry. Taking place at the Messe München from September 11th – 15th, Drinktec offers industry players the chance to engage with the latest innovations regarding processing, filling, packaging and mixing in the industry. Visitors will be able to meet with representatives of both Bauer and Warner on stand A3.347 to discuss their requirements.
Bauer’s focus will centre on the HiflexDRIVE bevel geared motor, an efficient and compact drive that offers constant operational speed independent of load making it ideal for conveying operations. Of particular interest are the Aseptic and stainless-steel variants, which are specialised for use in areas of cleanliness.
The HiflexDRIVE Aseptic is designed to withstand wash downs and display an excellent chemical resistance, with its smooth casing eliminating dirt traps. Bauer will be highlighting the new BK04 Aseptic variant rated at 80 Nm, which extends the range to accommodate lower gear sizes. It joins the BK08 (200 Nm) and BK17 (330 Nm) models, which will also be on display.
Featuring a high impact resistance, the stainless steel HiflexDRIVE also provides resistance to intense cleaning thanks to an IP69K rating. Like the Aseptic design, the stainless steel HiflexDRIVE has been extended to incorporate a BK04 model for lower gear sizes, with BK08 and BK17 variants also available.
The aseptic HiflexDRIVE range is currently undergoing EHEDG certification for approval under the latest and most stringent guidelines, which once complete, will single out the product as one of the most hygienically proficient on the market.
Keen to demonstrate operational capabilities, Bauer will also be displaying its IP67 and IP69K solutions in a water jet tank throughout the show. A running aseptic geared motor will be jetted to actively show its wash down resistance and ingress protection. To complete Bauer’s offering, there will also be a IEC version of the stainless-steel motor range, which is present on the HiflexDRIVE, built onto a Boston Gear Stainless Helical Gearbox, illustrating Bauer’s capability to integrate with other products within the Altra Industrial Motion portfolio.
Warner Electric has long been a key supplier of capping headsets to the beverage industry, so naturally the electromagnetic solutions provider has some new developments on this front for visitors to engage with.
Enter the Precision Tork Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Headset, featuring a smooth body and a design specialised to minimise downtime and protect associated equipment. This is achieved thanks to smooth hysteresis torque and a torque lock feature, both of which provide increased consistency of control. In addition, a fixed top load ring locks out top load force to a predetermined value, ensuring reduced variation in load during operation.
A non-metallic sliding joint eliminates the potential contamination issues associated with external grease, while simultaneously reducing the likelihood of bacteria growth. A stainless-steel bearing with double row angular contact delivers an extended service life, with lubrication provided by food grade grease. Life time sealed magnets ensure reduced maintenance costs, as they never require replacement. Finally, a smaller three-inch diameter delivers a reduced overall weight and inertia. Ultimately, the TPM Headset is the low maintenance capping solution that end users require for seamless operations.
The TPM will be joined by the rest of the Warner Electric magnetic capping headset range, which again features Smooth Torque Technology to eliminate over tightened caps. The technology eradicates pulsating torque, which enables increased control and energy efficiency in application. Interchangeable with most OEM headsets for speedy installation, the range offers lower operating costs for an expedited return on investment.