Keeping its finger on the pulse, Nord Drivesystems has answered to the call of the food & beverage industry with its nsd tupH aluminium drive, which it will showcase at foodpro.
The company recognised a critical gap for drives specifically suited to the demands and stringent requirements of the food industry. The nsd tupH drive delivers with its industry-unique surface protection system which has been developed to withstand hostile environments and meet high hygiene requirements.
An electro-chemical process is applied to fully machined aluminium castings which changes the surface properties of the aluminium to render it corrosion free.
“No coating is applied but the surface itself converted and the stainless-steel like surface is unaffected by blows and scratches,” explained Martin Broglia, Managing Director of Nord in Australia. “What’s more it’s up to 1000 times harder than paint.”
This treatment complies with FDA Title 21 CFR 175.300 and yields much reduced maintenance and a significantly extended life with an overall TCO that is compelling.
Ambit Project, a large UK based company, recently replaced existing drives with nsd tupH drives.
Specialising in engineering solutions for the food industry, Ambit Projects has gained a reputation for providing innovative solutions, designed to increase capacity through improved performance, decreased downtime and enhanced final product quality.
“This is a great success story for Nord as the drives were used in a major upgrade and line expansion to a celery cutting and packaging machine for one of Europe’s leading fresh produce growers and suppliers,” said Broglia.
“Regular washdown and foaming agents were used on the machine and this had caused the old drives to split and peel over time with a danger that paint debris might contaminate the produce”.
Broglia explained that Ambit looked to Nord for a cost effective, long-term solution. “The real beauty of the story lies in customer satisfaction – the Ambit team recognises the value which Nord’s nsd tupH drives have delivered to ensure extended protection and trouble-free reliability whilst remaining affordable,” he said.
Visitors to the company’s foodpro stand can expect more than just the nsd tupH aluminium drive. “This is one of many exciting products that visitors have to look forward to learning more about at the exhibition and we are confident that Nord will impress,” said Broglia.
Visitors to foodpro can find Nord Drivesystems at Stand S17