We were asked by a well known juice manufacturer to look at a solution for mixing their juices. A concentrate has to be mixed with water slowly for several hours to make the final product. They were using a small electric motor with a very large gearbox to reduce the speed, but they were concerned about the possibility of oil leaking into the juice and contaminating a large batch. Furthermore the motors with gearboxes were too heavy. Each time one had to be serviced, they had to hire lifting equipment to get it off the top of the vats.
We were able to supply a small air motor with gearbox that weighed only 2kg. Deprag manufactured it with an extra seal cover and packed the gearbox with food grade grease. The motor also had a leakage line that warns the maintenance crew in case the shaft seals fail.
Do you have a special application that you would like to discuss? Call our product manager Paul De Rossi on 0418 699 884, or go to our contact page.