BK17 Aseptic Range
The innovative aseptic bevel geared motor range BK17 from Bauer Gear Motor characterize themselves through compactness, flexibility, efficiency and cleanability. The high flexibility of the Bauer modular system makes solutions possible for almost all drive tasks in the Food and Beverage Industry.
The BK17 Aseptic geared motor range fit optimally in all areas in conveyor technology especially where a long life cycle, ease of servicing, efficiency and cleanability are of upmost importance.
Aseptic Drive Solutions for the Food & Beverage Industry
Aseptic drives are carefully designed for applications where regular washdowns are required to maintain a clean environment. The motor is designed so that a fan and cooling ribs are not required, thereby allowing for a completely smooth outer casing with a non-drive end which is sealed. This eliminates any dirt traps on the motor casing and also prevents re-infection of the local environment caused by air movement from a cooling fan.
The design also includes a very high level of ingress protection, up to IP69K; which is a special designation for washdown applications involving high pressure, high temperature water. In addition, the aseptic drive is painted using an acid and alkali resistant formula, which can withstand chemicals with a pH range of 2 – 12. As a result the new drive system can withstand the cleansing solutions and disinfectants that are commonly used without affecting its performance.
Innovative Geared Motor Technologies
The BK17 gearbox in aseptic design offers the following benefit for you:
- Low weight
- Easy handling and space saving installation
- Cost reduction in the plant dimensioning
- High efficiency through 2 stage gear design
- Low pass-over height
- Reduced cleaning times through smooth water repellent surfaces
- Special aseptic coating
- Gear oil and shaft seals suitable for use together with foodstuffs
This is made possible through the variance in materials, diversity in mounting according to the industry standard together with a well thought-through gear design with form and radius adapted to the logistic industry.
Trend-Setting Motor Technologies
The competence and flexibility of our own motor manufacturing together with a well thought-through motor design mean the motors from Bauer Gear Motor offer a high variance in motor technologies and countless design possibilities with the following benefit:
- Efficiency Classes IE1 to IE4
- Drives optimised for partial load condition acc. to EN 50598-2
- PSM Technology with over 30% energy saving under partial load
- Scalable motor technologies for worldwide operation
- Smooth surface for easy cleanability
- Special aseptic coating
The combination of the BK17 range and permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM) in aseptic design means not only that the PMSM design is superior at converting electrical energy into mechanical power, it also offers the added benefit of maintaining constant speed independent of the load. This means that motor speed does not vary - despite overload variations or cases of voltage drop - as long as the mains frequency is kept constant. PMS motors are perfectly suitable as drives for applications with constant torque such as conveyor systems especially in hygiene sensitive areas.