In the food industry soft separators are used to gently separate the solid and soft components of a wide range of basic products. Robust, reliable drive technology components that are suitable for the requirements of the food industry are a key for a consistently high product quality.

The BAADER group, a manufacturer of machinery and processing plant for the food industry, developed suitable technology for the clean separation of meat and sinews or cartilage more than 40 years ago. Over time, the product range was extended, and now includes soft separators with varying performances that can be used to remove sinew from meat and poultry, to recover meat from fish, to extract pulp from fruit and vegetables, and to unpack food products. BAADER’s soft separators have been constantly optimised.

In several models, helical bevel geared motors from NORD Drivesystems serve as drive units. One example is the BAADER 605 type, which reaches a maximum performance of approximately 3,000kg per hour depending on the hole size in the perforated drum, the feeding type, the product, the feeding temperature and the selected pressure – thereby qualifying for continuous large volume processing. Users can choose a hole diameter of 1.3mm, 2mm, 3mm, 5mm or 8mm in the perforated drum, with other diameters available on request.

BAADER uses NORD Drivesystems SK 9016.1, SK 9022.1 as well as SK 9042.1 gear unit types.

These drives owe their long life endurance partly to the UNICASE design of NORD’s geared motors: the housing, which is made from a single-piece casting with integrated bearing seats, eliminates all sealing surfaces that could deflect under the effect of torque or radial forces. The high-efficiency gear units with durable, wear-free gear teeth also contribute to high reliability during operation.

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