HDV Hygienic Design planetary gearbox

  • HDV planetary gearbox with output flange in Hygienic Design

Reliably clean

Low-backlash planetary gearboxes with an output shaft in Hygienic Design. Reliable and efficient cleaning of the gearbox is a key feature of this EHEDG certified series. The new concept gives designers unprecedented degrees of freedom to develop machines that meet the most exacting requirements for hygienic and sterile production processes.

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Customized solutions

We will develop a solution for you that is tailored to your drive needs. You will benefit from our years of experience, our highly skilled staff and our services. Please contact us.

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WITTENSTEIN alpha GmbH - Walter-Wittenstein-Str. 1


Walter-Wittenstein-Str. 1

97999 Igersheim (Germany)

  • Technical data
  • Options
Product type HDV
Version MF / MT *)
Ratio c) 4 - 100
Number of sizes 3

Max. backlash c)

jt [arcmin]Standard

≤ 10

Max. torqueT2a [Nm]46 - 320
Max. input speedn1Max [rpm]6000

*) MT version with reinforced output bearing (HIGH FORCES). Please contact WITTENSTEIN alpha.

c) In relation to reference sizes

Output shape 
Smooth shaft

Shaft with key d)

Input shape 


Food-grade lubrication
Corrosion resistant
System solutions 
Servo actuator

d) Performance reduction: Please use our sizing software cymex® for a detailed sizing

Product highlights

Hygienic Design

New design freedom because of direct process integration.


Fast, efficient and reliable cleaning. Resistant to chemical cleaning materials and desinfectants.


Optimal sealing properties (IP69X, max. 30 bar)


Extremely reliable gearboxes prevent cost-intensive machine breakdowns.

Low maintenance

Highest quality standards guarantee a long service life and extend maintenance intervals.


  • World’s first EHEDG-certified planetary gearbox
  • FDA-certified materials

Surface texture

  • Smooth-rolled surface made of hygienic steel 1.4404
  • Electropolished surface also optionally possible

Cavity-free housing design

  • No undercuts
  • Large radii
  • No horizontal surfaces

Maximum safety

  • Triple sealing concept
  • Seals resistant to cleaning agents
  • IP69X (max. 30 bar)

WITTENSTEIN alpha in all axes

Low backlash planetary gearboxes

WITTENSTEIN alpha develops complete, single-supplier solutions for any driving axis. They can be used in virtually any application – from high-precision axes in manufacturing systems to packaging machinery where maximum productivity is required. 
The name WITTENSTEIN alpha is a byword for premium quality and reliability, high precision and synchronization accuracy, highest power density, a long lifetime and very simple motor mounting.