Nord Drivesystems says its Safomi adapter, for Nord Maxxdrive industrial gear units, is a technical innovation in its field of application: a flange with an integrated oil expansion tank. This, the company says, can increase operational reliability, requiring fewer wearing parts.

The Safomi IEC adapter for Maxxdrive industrial gear units from Nord

Maxxdrive industrial gear units have been part of the Nord product range for more than a decade and have proven themselves in countless applications throughout the world, Nord says. They offer high output torques from 15 to 250 kNm and ensure smooth operation even under demanding conditions.

Nord’s Maxxdrive industrial gear units ensure reliable operation in industries using mixing and agitation processes even under extreme conditions.

The FEM-optimised and compact design enables operation under ultimate external loads. The extensive Maxxdrive modular system provides many options for tailored solutions. For agitator applications, the industrial gear units can be equipped with a Safomi IEC adapter.

Safomi, which stands for “sealless adapter for mixers”, is an IEC adapter that combine the functions of a standard IEC adapter and an oil expansion tank in a single component.

Safomis are available for parallel gear units and in the sizes 7 to 11, i.e. for maximum output torques from 25 to 75 kNm. The compact combination of Maxxdrive industrial gear units, Safomi IEC adapters and drive motors is the best choice for mixer and agitator applications to reduce wearing parts and attached components, according to Nord.

The Safomi IEC adapter has a compact and simple design and is equipped with an integrated oil expansion volume. Oil tanks and hoses as well as the radial shaft seal subject to leakage and wear between gear unit and IEC cylinder are not required.

As standard, the combination of parallel gear unit and SAFOMIIEC adapter is only installed in installation position M5. The change to a Safomi IEC adapter instead of the standard IEC adapter on the agitator drive increases operational reliability and lowers maintenance costs. The oil level as well as the required oil volume is lower and thanks to missing attached components, the installation space is also reduced.

Nord Drivesystems is a member of the Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association (APPMA).

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