25 Apr 2023

Servo Motor Reducers for Food Machinery

Nidec Drive Technology Corporation (formally Nidec-Shimpo Corporation) has launched a lineup of its VR Series of reducers for servo motors, specifically for food machinery.

With robots and factory automation equipment used in agitation, mixing, crushing, filling, conveying, aligning, and many other food item and drug manufacturing processes, safety is increasingly demanded for the reducers used in those processes.

To meet such market demand, Nidec’s latest VR reducers for food machinery adopt grease of Grade H1 of the NSF, a global standard for lubricant oils for food machinery, and the reducers can be installed in food machinery’s drive sections.

The external dimensions of these recently developed reducers are the same as those of the standard specifications of the existing VR Series reducers, and therefore the new reducers can replace standard ones easily without changing the equipment’s design. With respect to performance, while an NSF H1-grade grease is used to lubricate the inside of the reducers, they can generate a torque of up to 80% of standard models. In addition, with highly rust-resistant stainless output shafts available optionally, the new reducers can work in high-humidity and other environments that require rust-proof food machinery.