Altra Industrial Motion exhibited its myriad of solutions for processing in the beverage industry at BrauBeviale 2016, the world’s premier exhibition for the production of beverages. Altra brands present at the exhibition included Bauer Gear Motor, Huco Dynatork and Warner Electric – who each displayed a number of industry specialised products for increasing automated production efficiency.
Bauer Gear Motor displayed its compact and flexible HiflexDRIVE range – a bevel geared motor designed for maximum service life, straight forward maintenance, ease of cleaning and high efficiency especially under partial load conditions – making it an ideal selection for conveying operations in the beverage industry.
Building on the inherent advantages of the standard HiflexDRIVE, Bauer offers aseptic and stainless steel variants of the drive for use in hygienically sensitive processing areas. Both are designed with ingress protection up to IP69K and a smooth outer casing to eliminate potential dirt traps, coupled with a high resistance to wash downs with high pressure or temperature water.
The Aseptic variant also features an acid and alkali resistant coating, further ensuring that disinfectants and cleaners do not affect motor performance. The stainless steel variant offers additional high mechanical resilience. Bauer offers the HiflexDRIVE in a range of torque ratings from the BK08 to BK17 models, allowing specifiers to select a solution that will provide optimum energy efficiency for their application demands. From standard, Bauer has designed the HiflexDRIVE to be flexible, allowing model evolutions on the platform to bring support for all facets of a beverage processing facility.