The challenges that bearings have to face are immense and varied: chemical exposure, continuous washdowns, fluctuating temperatures, even contamination.
This is the Condition Challenge.
Apart from having to be highly reliable, maintenance-free and operate at high speeds, bearings for the food processing industry have to comply with the hygiene requirements synomymous with the industry.
To meet these rigorous demands, we have developed a comprehensive range of products specifically for the various processing machinery components, such as washing systems, baking machinery, conveying systems, electric motors and pumps, to name just a few.
We have a range of bearings specifically conceived with materials, sealing and lubrication to fulfil the requirements of machinery components in such environments.
Our engineers understand that clean application conditions are a necessity on machinery where frequent decontamination is required, or where edible process materials come into contact with bearings. They also understand how frequent washdowns can damage bearings, leading to costly downtime and increasing maintenance needs.
Hot / heat conditions
Applications where bearings are subjected to sustained temperatures up to 260°C.
Bearings in many food and beverage applications or processing machinery have to sustain constant high temperatures, such as more than 90°C for dehydration, up to 160°C for frying and up to 260°C in baking and roasting.
Applications where bearings are subjected to sustained zero / subzero temperatures.
In addition to their basic function of enabling moving machine elements to perform satisfactorily, bearings in the food and beverage industries often have to perform under a wide range of temperatures.
Application where hard or soft particles are present in high concentrations; or where bearings come into contact with contaminated water, such as on vegetable conveyors, milling, fruit or vegetable washing, or baking machinery.
The food and beverage process requires that machinery work in dirty, gritty or contaminated water conditions. Ever increasing health and safety legislation means processing companies demanding safer products and cleaner machinery, as well as reduced downtime and maintenance.
The J-Line bearing unit range comprise six of the most popular housing types plus three pressed-steel housings and five 5 inserts, covering bore diameters from 12 to 90mm. >>
Can dramatically improve the life of your machine, through a significant increase its dynamic load rating compared to standard Deep Groove Ball Bearings. >>
State-of-the-art material technology bearings, suitable for high speeds & loads. They can enable equipment downsizing and are suitable for a wide variety of applications. Available with steel of brass cage. >>
Our e-learning platform offers valuable online tools, tutorials, and courses on a variety of topics – from basic bearing knowledge, to troubleshooting, to solutions for challenging environments.
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