Nord Expands Helical Worm Product LineEngineering360 News Desk | July 31, 2018
Nord Drivesystems' newest helical-worm gear unit, the redesigned two-stage SK 02040.1, is ideal for conveyors in food and beverage, bottling, manufacturing, warehousing and packaging applications.
The Nord SK 02040.1 gear unit is made from high-strength aluminum alloy. This one-piece die-cast aluminum Unicase housing provides maximum strength and rigidity with low weight. In addition, a new universal mounting design offers significant customer advantages.
The company says the Nord gear unit provides nearly 900 lb-in of torque, can be quickly installed and offers a smart universal foot/flange housing, and accessories for foot, flange or torque arm mounting. The aluminum is more than 30 percent lighter than cast iron, which reduces cost. The gear unit can be ordered with Nord’s nsd tupH sealed surface conversion process, which provides comparable benefits of stainless steel at a 30-50 percent cost savings.
The new SK 02040.1 gear unit offers a wide power range from .16 to 1.5 HP (0.12 to 1.1 kW) and delivers output torque up to 885 lb-in (100 Nm). The wide range of speed ratios (5.3:1 to 330:1) enables optimum adaptation to the customer's requirements.
All Nord helical-worm products are available with solid, keyed or keyless hollow bores. The SK 02040.1 geared unit also offers input options to a variety of motors, including direct mounting, NEMA and IEC. The new SK 02040.1 unit is a drop-in replacement to the previous SK 02040 cast iron product.