Food Grade Gearhead Motor Solves Problem for Packaging Manufacturer
By Jeff Nazzaro, product manager for gearheads and motors Electromechanical and Drives Division North America Parker Hannifin
criteria to be aware of for selecting products in the food packaging and
– must be USDA food grade approved in case of incidental contact with food
– must prevent any leaking as well as prevent any ingress of the fluid during
– special FDA-approved finish must be used making it very durable and resistant
to chipping, oxidizing or rusting
Shaft – stainless steel prevents any rust from developing and contaminating the
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motors can be ideal for the food and packaging industries if they are selected
with several key features. A manufacturer of machines for gluing, fill, sealing
and diverting food containers for the food-processing industry had a
requirement for the motor and gearhead to be mounted above the food plane.
Certain modifications were also needed for the gearhead to make it safe for the
food environment, and capable to withstand frequent washdowns.