White Paper: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
How Standard Gearboxes Can Be Modified for Food-Grade Applications
Gearboxes are essential components for machines in practically every industry. They must comply with the environmental, safety, and production/efficiency regulations and standards for these industries. Environmental performance can be especially challenging because the operating conditions are harsh or extreme. Fortunately, standard gearboxes are extremely sturdy components that can be modified to fulfill almost any application or requirement. In particular, the food and beverage industry presents many challenges for gearboxes. Food-production environments can be incredibly complex, including the stages of processing, conversion, preparation, preservation, and packaging. Gearboxes play a critical role as a power transmission component in each of these stages of operation.
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