These true planetary gearheads are watertight and corrosion resistant
Until now, manufacturers have been unable to use gearheads in many applications which are exposed to harsh environments because there has not been a product available capable of withstanding the conditions. But that's changed with the AquaTRUE which offers IP66/IP67 and IP69K protection (NSF/ANSI 169 Certification), and is able to handle caustic cleaning chemicals as well as high-pressure washdown.
This unique gearhead's 304 stainless steel housing eliminates the concern for rust or any type of corrosion. It has a laser etched permanent product label and a smooth, round external housing that is designed without any external seams or corners where bacteria might collect. This makes the AquaTRUE very easy to clean and a perfect fit in any washdown environment. Furthermore it combines high performance and wide torque capacity with features specifically designed to meet the strict requirements of applications such as food and beverage handling, packaging and dispensing.
Frame sizes range from 60mm then 80mm, 120mm and 160mm, with a precision of 13 arc-min max and torque capacity of up to 876Nm, with ratios available from 3:1 to 10:1 in a single stage.
According to Micromech the AquaTRUE can be used in more than just food and beverage applications, as it is also a perfect fit in applications that require sealing from high pressure water or other chemicals such as water jet cutting. The high-pressure water streams associated with water jet cutting make the sealing of the mechanical components critical. The IP66, IP67 and IP69K protection that is standard with the AquaTRUE product line means it is completely sealed from high-pressure water or corrosive chemicals. Since all of the external components are stainless steel there is no concern for rust or corrosion.
Other applications besides food and beverage, are medical hygienic equipment, pharmaceutical, meat cutting and slicing, and of course anywhere that needs washdown.
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