Neugart USA’s hygienic HLAE gearbox is the world’s first planetary gearbox certified to 3-A Sanitary Standards. Neugart products meeting this stringent certification for hygienic equipment design include the HLAE070, 090 and 110 gearbox series. All HLAE gearboxes are also certified to IP69K, the highest protection class available for washdown performance.
Every single feature of the HLAE stainless steel gearbox is carefully designed to meet the needs of both the pharmaceutical and food processing industries for easy cleaning and sanitation. For example, no radial screws are used to tighten a clamping hub onto the motor shaft because this would create a space for bacteria to grow. Instead, the HLAE features a perfectly smooth electro-polished surface for ease of disinfection and washdown routines.
In addition to meeting 3-A standards, only FDA-certified materials and food-safe lubricants in compliance with NSF are used within the gearbox. The HLAE high-performance hygienic gearbox offers full-load efficiency above 97%, high stiffness, low backlash and an extensive range of output torques.