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NORD demonstrates breakthrough stainless steel alternative

Time lapse test for untreated aluminum versus NSD TUPH

Time lapse test for untreated aluminum versus NSD TUPH

Waunakee, WI , 2018-08-07

In the beverage category alone, global soft drink, orange juice, cranberry drink and regional beer manufacturers have made the switch.

NORD Gear Corporation provides an alternative to stainless steel geared motors at a fraction of the price. NORD’s molecular conversion of aluminum alloy provides drive equipment with all the protection food and beverage applications demand. The NSD TUPH™ surface conversion consists of an extremely corrosion resistant and strong base layer (seven times harder than standard aluminum alloy) that is sealed for corro-sion protection and routine cleaning. This solution is ideal for harsh environments involving chemicals or wash-downs, and where sanitation and cleanliness are the highest priority.

Bob Pierce, NORD Market Specialist for the Food and Beverage Industry, said NSD TUPH is the best cost-saving technology to come into the food industry in years. He added, “NSD TUPH was specifically designed to withstand the rigors of the food and beverage industry and is proven in every food industry sub-segment.” From poultry to meat, from bottling to vegetable processing, from dairy to snack food, NSD TUPH is a cost-saver. “Unlike a painted cast iron drive, the aluminum surface will never chip or rust, and it provides the superior wash-down advantages of stainless steel – without the stainless steel price tag,” explained Pierce.

NSD TUPH is a food grade solution that is U.S. Food & Drug Administration compliant, and is a perfect fit where cost savings over stainless steel drives are desired. Pierce added, “The longevity of NORD’s NSD TUPH is continually proven over its stainless steel counterpart, and it offers a cost savings of up to 50 percent over stainless steel.”

Available in five NORD product families (two-stage helical bevel, helical in-line, worm gear boxes, motors, and variable frequency drives) and in various configurations, the NSD TUPH surface conversion system provides all the protection any harsh application demands without compromising quality. With stainless steel hardware, shafts, motors and food grade lubricants as options, NORD offers a comprehensive drive solution for food manufacturing, packaging and processing industries, whether your application is on a conveyor, pump, mixer, elevator or processing equipment.

View timelapse video of aluminum torque arms treated with NSD TUPH in a corrosion test.

For more information call (888) 314-6673 or locate a NORD distributor .