With the new SK 02040.1 the NORD DRIVESYSTEMS range now includes a high performance, light, and versatile helical worm gear unit for myriad applications.
Manufacturers across a several industries will benefit from NORD DRIVESYSTEM’s newest helical-worm gear unit. The redesigned two-stage SK 02040.1 is suitable for conveyors in food and beverage, bottling, manufacturing, warehousing and packaging applications.
The NORD SK 02040.1 gear unit is made from high-strength aluminum alloy. This one-piece die-cast aluminium UNICASE housing provides maximum strength and rigidity with low weight. In addition, a new universal mounting design offers significant customer advantages.
“The NORD gear unit provides nearly 900 lb-in of torque – which is suitable for countless conveyor and manufacturing applications. It can be quickly installed and offers a smart universal foot flange housing, and accessories for foot, flange or torque arm mounting. Plus, the aluminum is more than 30% lighter than cast iron,” said NORD product manager Jim Alt about the SK 02040.1 design.
“By using aluminum, the NORD SK 02040.1 helical worm gear unit is priced significantly below the product it´s replacing … and we expect customers could see double-digit savings compared to competitive products,” he added. The gear unit can also be ordered with NORD’s nsd tupH sealed surface conversion process, which provides comparable benefits of stainless steel at a 30 to 50% cost savings.
The new SK 02040.1 gear unit offers a wide power range from 0.16 to 1.5 hp (0.12 to 1.1 kW) and delivers output torque up to 885 lb-in. (100 Nm). The wide range of speed ratios (5.3:1 to 330:1) enables optimum adaptation to customer requirements.
All NORD helical worm products are available with solid, keyed or keyless hollow bores. The SK 02040.1 geared unit also offers input options to a variety of motors, including direct mounting, NEMA and IEC. The new SK 02040.1 unit is a drop-in replacement to the previous SK 02040 cast iron product. For a product sample, product information or a prototype, contact local NORD sales representative at nord.com/locator.
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