Washdown and Food Grade Duty


Build Your Ideal Gearbox

NIDEC-SHIMPO realizes that even with our vast range of products, you may not find exactly what you need for your application. We are highly capable of supplying custom solutions for OEMs, which include completely customized gearboxes or gear sets, modified standard designs and integrated product assemblies to meet unique application requirementss.

We work closely with our OEM customers during early phases of development to create special designs that can overcome the harshest environments, tightest space constraints and most demanding positioning requirements. Whether your application requires weight relief, cost-down considerations, special coatings or materials of construction, NIDEC-SHIMPO can develop a product to meet your target.

Standard Planetary Washdown and Food Grade Options

Food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics equipment builders compete on their ability to deliver more innovative processing and packaging, with higher throughput and less downtime. Strict hygiene regulations require equipment to be cleaned often with water, steam and harsh chemicals that can quickly destroy ordinary machine components. These operating conditions pose challenges for gearbox manufactures and NIDEC-SHIMPO is up to the task.

NIDEC-SHIMPO offers standard, readily available wash-down and food grade options for our VRL and VRB planetary product lines in a select group of configurations. These options include stainless steel output shaft and fasteners, white epoxy or Steel-it paint and IP65 environmental protection. These readily available options are shown in the chart below:

Available Models and Frame Sizes:

VRL Frame Sizes 070, 090, 120
VRB Frame Sizes 060, 090, 115
Ratios 1-Stage 3:1, 5:1, 7:1, 10:1
2-Stage 15:1, 25:1, 28:1, 30:1, 35:1, 50:1, 70:1, 100:1

Product Features

  1. washdown-gearboxHousing Coatings and Surface Finishes: White Epoxy, Steel-It, Nickel Plating, Black Oxide
  2. Motor Mounting: Custom motor adapters, integrated assemblies
  3. Ingress Protection: IP65 Protection available using special input seals, output seals and sealants
  4. Output Shaft Materials of Construction & Modifications: 300 Series Stainless, 400 Series Stainless, 17-4PH Stainless, Nickel Plating, Special Width, Special Length
  5. Lubrication: Food Grade, Low Temperature, High temperature, Vacuum-rated

Note: The following options and modifications may require minimum order quantities. Contact NIDEC-SHIMPO for additional details.

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