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NORD ensures roll production at Fine Lady Bakeries

Even in case of emergency, you can rely on the service and delivery availability of NORD DRIVESYSTEMS. When Fine Lady Bakeries, the Banbury based British bakery producer, needed to replace a failed, but vital gear unit in the proofing cabinet, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS managed to rapidly supply a gear unit with a specifically designed and manufactured special shaft from the NORD standard range.

Bargteheide, 2020-10-05

After taking key dimensions of the defective, no longer available competitor gear unit, it became clear that the shaft size and length of the original gear unit had to be retained in order to match the dimensions of the drive coupling as well as the output torque. Once the thrust load was calculated, NORD opted for a size 8 MAXXDRIVE industrial gear unit with a rated torque of 31,000 Nm and a thrust load capacity of 140,000 N. MAXXDRIVE industrial gear units are specially designed for heavy-duty applications and offer high output torques from 15,000 to 250,000 Nm, along with quiet running and long service life. The gear units are available as helical or bevel gear units, and are equipped with high-quality, low-friction bearings, and a torsionally rigid, one-piece housing.

Minimum delivery times in spite of special shaft

Delivery times for large customer specific gear units can range from 4 weeks for a standard model, up to 16 weeks for a more complex unit. In addition, the Fine Lady Bakeries' gear unit required a special shaft, which had to be specified and designed at the NORD headquarters in Germany. Still, the design, the construction drawing and the quote was completed within 24 hours. The delivery time for a gear unit with a special shaft is normally 12 weeks. It was managed to reduce this period to under 6 weeks. After having made necessary changes to the existing mounting framework, the drive is now in operation.

To the Fine Lady Bakery reference report