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Food & Beverage
Neugart: Gearboxes for the food and beverage industry
Neugart has been taken on a pioneering role for years in the development of drive solutions for the food industry. Our standard products even come with optional lubricants certified under NSF-H1, effectively eliminating contamination. In line with our high product standards, we take our solutions to the next level.
The Neugart HLAE is the world’s first hygienic design planetary gearbox that also fulfills the rigorous international hygiene requirements and is 3-A RPSCQC certified. Our gearbox meets the ever-evolving requirements for food industry components and is therefore setting new standards. As a member of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG), Neugart is independently pushing ahead with this development.
Neugart’s unique product range affords you the opportunity to always find the ideal design for your specific application.
- Cost effective gearbox solutions: Neugart planetary gearboxes use modular designs for a wide range of flexible configurations and customizations. Because of this, our customers benefit from a cost-effective acquisition price – without sacrifice to quality.
- Worldwide availability: There is virtually no country in the world that does not currently use a Neugart gearbox. We have built a network of experienced sales engineers around the world so that you will always have somebody there for you — no matter your need, no matter where you are.
- Certified Hygienic Design: We are the world’s first manufacturer of planetary gearboxes to receive 3-A RPSCQC certification under the rigorous and meticulous 3-A sanitary standards. Our customers can rest assured about our serious commitment to clean production.
- Dependable even under extreme conditions: Neugart planetary gearboxes can withstand extensive usage in a wide range of environments. Thanks to their optimized seal and specific lubricants, our drives also operate at temperatures as low as −40 °C and fulfill the highest protection classes such as IP 69K.
“Neugart is professional and operates in a technically flexible way. The result is outstanding. From a visual point of view, the gearbox fits into our machine design in an optimum way. I was impressed by the tenacity with which Neugart has optimized the hygienic design of the gearbox until a standard product could be introduced to the market.”
Andreas Harder | Design & Development | Weber Maschinenbau GmbH
“We are dependent on having a partner who reliably provides serial delivery. We made the conscious decision to work with Neugart due to the many years of reliable collaboration with the company. In addition to the quick, dynamic reaction time for new technical requests, Neugart always endeavors to maintain fair pricing.“
Philipp Held | Strategic Purchasing | Weber Maschinenbau GmbH
High-tech slicer with open design
Weber Maschinenbau GmbH has and continues to be a trailblazer in the field of hygienic machine design. “But with Slicer model 906 we have made a pioneering achievement. This is the world’s first machine of its kind that has been consistently implemented with an open design,” says Developer Andreas Harder, who played an important part in the creation of this new generation of food processing machines. “It was only possible to achieve this concept because we were accompanied by partners and suppliers who were extremely flexible and reliable,” adds Philipp Held from Weber's Strategic Purchasing Department.
Weber Maschinenbau has been producing groundbreaking systems for processing, refining and slicing sausage, meat, cheese and other foods for 35 years. The portfolio of the Weber Group is extremely diverse and includes slicers, skinners, food robotics, and product scanners. The company group, based in the central Hessian town of Breidenbach, is one of the most important locations for the food processing industry. Customers from all over the world swear by the service, extensive knowledge and unique product quality of this high-tech company. Weber currently employs roughly 1000 employees in 14 locations in ten countries.
Weber is the undisputed leader in the field of industrial slicers. Keeping in line with their own exceptional standards, the company went in a new direction with their Slicer 906. Driven by existing customers’ observations and increasingly strict food hygiene legislation, Weber decided to develop a machine with an open design that is extremely innovative and even easier to clean.
Each installed component is hygienically designed and protected, and can therefore be installed openly in the machine. This means components are no longer installed and isolated in enclosed spaces that are not easily accessed. This innovation is incredibly important because these are the precise areas in which product residue could previously collect, including bacteria such as listeria or salmonella. In this new design, every component that is installed can be inspected at any time, meaning that contamination can now be detected and removed immediately.
At the start of the development, one of Weber’s biggest challenges was the availability of hygienic design components. Solutions that are easy to clean have been available for years for machine areas where direct contact with the product occurs. However, hygienic components are still in their infancy as far as the drivetrain is concerned.
When Weber began to explore their options no adequate solution existed for their restrictive but necessary requirements. The planetary gearbox’s tasks inside the machine are manifold. Among other things, the product can be precisely positioned in front of the knife in the loading shaft via a belt in order to obtain uniform cut thickness. The belts of the portioning unit are independently activated in the XY direction using a Neugart gearbox. The sliced product is then accurately positioned for further processing. As a result, the end products can be stacked, shingled, folded or laid in different shape configurations.
For this reason, it was quite clear that Weber needed an established partner to help create an optimal solution. Neugart has supplied planetary gearboxes to Weber for many years. The requirements for the new gearbox were ambitious, as a completely new gearbox encased in stainless steel was required.
A newly designed sealing concept had to be implemented in order achieve Weber’s requirements. All of this had to be done without affecting the normal power density or performance. At the time, Neugart did not have a hygienic gearbox of this kind in its standard product portfolio. However, for this particular project Neugart made use of its strengths and fell back on its well-tried standard product portfolio.
In accordance with Weber’s needs, Neugart made use of the possibility of modifying standard gearboxes quickly and flexibly. All of the materials that were used had to be certified in accordance with FDA specifications (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). In fact, even the lubricant that was used has NSF-H1 certification as a preventative measure against disease and contamination.
The current concept design is forward thinking, and sets the benchmark for the entire industry. Even competitors are surprised by how consistently this hygienic design idea has been implemented in this machine. Product users in the USA and the relevant authorities and organizations have welcomed Weber’s foray into this market sector.
Slicers are powerful industrial cutting machines for flexible and precise processing of sausage, ham, meat products and cheese products. Cutting speeds of up to 2000 cuts per minute can be achieved. Depending on the model, loading and processing can be done for products up to 1600mm long or even continuous products.
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