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Thomson has added a new model to its True planetary gearhead product range, which is characterised by water tightness and corrosion resistance as a result of its hermetically sealed design.

The Aquatrue planetary gearheads have been specially developed for applications in which the components used must meet the most stringent of requirements in terms of their water tightness.

These include, for example, systems in the food-processing and beverage industries, in which components are exposed to high-pressure washdown or caustic cleaning chemicals during cleaning operations.

Aquatrue are the first, and currently the only, planetary gearheads certified in accordance with NSF/ANSI 169.

Only lubricants approved by the FDA are used.

Yet another benefit to this field of application is the round, fully stainless-steel housing that is produced without seams and features a permanently laser-etched rating plate.

This ensures that there are no crevices in which bacteria could potentially accumulate and it is thus suited to applications with stringent hygiene requirements.

The new models provide an alternative in the food-processing and beverage industry, as well as in other industrial sectors.

One particularly challenging, possible application is water-jet cutting systems where the reliable sealing of metal components against high water pressure and chemicals plays a vital role.

Since all Aquatrue planetary gearheads are manufactured in line with IP66/IP67 and IP69K degrees of protection as standard, they can be used here without concern.

In this case, additional protection or seals are a thing of the past, which is a benefit both in terms of the purchase price and ease of maintenance.

What is more, stainless-steel external components eliminate the concern for rust or any type of corrosion.

Other applications for Aquatrue planetary gearheads include food packaging, beverage-filling machines, medical technology equipment, pharmaceutical-laboratory and production facilities, slicing machines in meat processing and applications with cleaning procedures that utilise high levels of water or chemicals.

These planetary gearheads are available in sizes of 60, 80, 120 and 160mm; with a maximum degree of precision of 13 arc minutes.

At a torque capacity of up to 876Nm, they support gearing up and gearing down from 1:3 to 10:1 in a single stage.

Thomson – Linear Motion. Optimized.

Often the ideal design solution is not about finding the fastest, sturdiest, most accurate or even the least expensive option. Rather, the ideal solution is the optimal balance of performance, life and cost. Thomson is best positioned to help you most quickly configure the optimal linear motion solution for your application.

  • Thomson invented anti-friction linear bearing technology. We own the broadest standard product offering of mechanical motion technologies in the industry.
  • Modified versions of standard product are routine. White sheet design solutions are available across our entire portfolio.
  • Choose Thomson and gain access to over 70 years of global application experience in diverse industries including packaging, factory automation, material handling, medical, clean energy, printing, automotive, machine tool, aerospace and defense.
  • As part of Danaher Corporation, we are financially strong and unique in our ability to bring together control, drive, motor, power transmission and precision linear motion technologies.

Thomson is the name you can trust for quality, innovation, on-time delivery, controlled costs, and reduced risk. Talk to us early in the design process to see how Thomson can help identify the optimal balance of performance, life and cost for your next application. And, call us or any of our 2000+ distribution partners around the world for fast delivery of replacement parts.

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