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The Paderborn company Gebrüder Lödige Maschinenbau GmbH specialises in the production and development of application-specific process technology, and is a recognised expert for basic process engineering operations such as the mixing, drying and granulation of bulk materials. For a large order from the food industry, Lödige used highly reliable industrial gear units from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS.
For a large order from a West African food manufacturer,
built eight large and 10 smaller mixers for use in a newly constructed production facility for instant soups and bouillon mixtures for the West African market. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS from Bargteheide supplied the necessary drives for all 18 FKM series ploughshare batch mixers. The eight large mixers have a gross volume of 3,000 litres each and can produce one ton of product per batch. For this, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS supplied eight SK7207V
parallel gear units
and couplings with 140 mm x 250 mm solid shafts, which with a speed ratio of 14.20:1 and up to 1,480 rpm, provide an output torque of 10,078 Nm. The 486 kilogram two-stage gear units are within the mid-range of the 11 sizes of
NORD industrial gear units
The heart of the mixer is the drive shaft, on which the precisely calculated and aligned mixer blades are mounted, and which gently transfers the necessary mechanical energy into the material which is to be mixed at the right speed. The industrial gear units from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS transfer motor powers of up to 110 kW to the mixer drive shafts. At Gebrüder Lödige, Christian Schilken is responsible for the sale of machines for the food industry as well as for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. "We don't deal with such a large international order every day. Therefore it is important that everything goes smoothly with our suppliers and we can rely on uncompromising quality and global service. With NORD DRIVESYSTEMS the entire package was right and we are very satisfied with the implementation of the project" says Schilken about the cooperation in the project.