Company's drive systems are designed to handle harsh chemicals and washdown applications. An aluminum alloy housing offers high strength, light weight, corrosion-resistant alternative to cast iron and stainless steel that is easy to clean. An oxidation layer forms naturally on the aluminum alloy, creating an inherently corrosion-resistant gearbox in many applications, which makes paint and protective surface treatments optional. The aluminum alloy housing conducts heat better, providing lower internal operating temperatures, helping ensure an increased service life. The MINICASE® (SMI Series) is characterized by its smooth outer surface design and its separate foot-mount and flange-mount housings. Cleaning liquids wash off easily and completely from the surfaces, while remaining considerably cooler than those of conventional drives.