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Adapter for Industrial Gear Units Technical Innovation in Mixing and Agitation Processes

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Nord Maxxdrive industrial gear units are an excellent choice for use in large mixers. With the Safomi adapter, Nord is presenting a technical innovation in this field of application: a flange with an integrated oil expansion tank, increasing operational reliability and requiring fewer wearing parts.

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With the Safomi IEC adapter for Maxxdrive industrial gear units from Nord Drivesystems, the number of components required for mixer applications can be reduced, whilst at the same time operational reliability can be increased.
With the Safomi IEC adapter for Maxxdrive industrial gear units from Nord Drivesystems, the number of components required for mixer applications can be reduced, whilst at the same time operational reliability can be increased.
(Source: Nord Drivesystems)

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

The industrial gear units ensure reliable operation in industries using mixing and agitation processes even under extreme conditions. According to the firm, 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 is the abbreviation for Sealless Adapter for Mixers.

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This adapter combines the functions of a standard IEC adapter and an oil expansion tank in a single component. Safomi is 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 adapter and drive motor is the best choice for mixer and agitator applications to reduce wearing parts and attached components, adds the company.

Less Effort, Greater Operational Reliability

The 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 the parallel gear unit and the adapter is only installed in installation position M5, i.e. with an output shaft pointing downwards.

The change to the adapter instead of the standard IEC adapter on the agitator drive increases operational reliability and lowers maintenance costs, mentions the firm. The oil level as well as the required oil volume is lower and thanks to missing attached components, the installation space is also reduced.

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