Extruder flanges extend versatility of Maxxdrive® gear units

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Nord extruder-type drives are optimized for heavy-duty operations. (Courtesy: Nord)

Extrusion has established itself as one of the most important manufacturing techniques in the production and processing of rubber and thermoplastics. To provide these industries with the high output torque their heavy-duty applications demand, Nord Gear Corporation manufactures several extruder flanges for its Maxxdrive® industrial gear units.

The extruder flange option is available with Maxxdrive sizes five to 11, which deliver torque from 132,000 to 684,000 lb-in. (15 to 75 kNm). This broad availability enables adaptation to nearly all common connection types and sizes, while appropriately selected thrust bearings ensure safe absorption of process forces and a long operating life. In addition, Nord will customize an extruder shaft to precisely fit a customer’s shaft and use a range of bearing variants to match the specified requirements. This gives plant builders, manufacturers, and processors of plastics and rubber the flexibility to develop safe, high-performance drive units for various applications.

All Maxxdrive industrial gear units are characterized by high power density, quiet operation, and superior reliability. Large rolling bearings ensure high axial and radial load capacities and long service life. The rugged Maxxdrive is available in parallel shaft and right angle and offers a modular, flexible design as well as varied mounting orientations and designs.

Nord manufactures a wide selection of gearboxes, electric motors, and drive electronics in various sizes and configurations for companies in intralogistics, food and beverage, airport baggage handling, grain and bulk materials, and other demanding markets. The modular design offers unlimited versatility with more than 20 million combinations of totally unique gear motors and speed reducers available — in-line or right-angle, mounted by foot or flange, featuring solid or hollow shafts — to give customers complete freedom to specify a drive solution that’s perfect for the job.

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