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Food & Beverage Industries

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. 

Applications requiring hygiene, cleanliness and, consequently, frequent washdowns. 

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. 

Stainless Steel Ball Bearings

Specially designed bearings suitable for high humidity environments.  >>

Aqua Bearings

A special fluororesin for outer/inner rings, balls & cages equipped to meet a broad range of light load applications in water, alkali & strong acid environments.  >>

Silver-Lube®

Corrosion-resistant bearing units specifically for use in industries where frequent washdowns are necessary. >>

Life-Lube®

Combining the corrosion resistance of Silver-Lube® and the exceptional lubricating properties of Molded Oil. >>

Stainless Steel Housings with Molded-Oil inserts

100% made of stainless steel and equipped with a Molded-Oil technology  lubricated insert. >>

Self-Lube® Units

A versatile range of housings and inserts, suitable for a wide range of industrial applications.  >>

Molded-Oil Bearings

Molded-Oil Bearings are lubricated with NSK’s original oil-impregnated material, Molded-Oil, and are suitable for corrosive and dust-contaminated environments. >>

Corrosion protection for Ball Screws and Linear guides

NSK applies a fluororesin coating as a surface treatment on electrolytic anti-rust black film as the optimal rust prevention coating for linear guides and ball screws. >>

Bearings Prepackaged with LGU & LG2 Grease

NSK’s LGU and LG2 greases achieve lower emission rate and longer service life in comparison to conventional greases. >>

Hybrid SPACEA Bearings

Provide an operating life more than five times as long as that of stainles steel in water-immersed environments. >>

SUS Barrier Bearing

Especially designed for processing and production equipment where clean, vacuum, corrosive, sterilisation and disinfection cycles, water, humidity and other demanding operating environments are required. >>

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.

Cold conditions 
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. 

Nickel Alloy Coated Ball Bearings

Nickel coating on the outer & inner rings to enhance corrosion resistance & durability.  >>

Self-Lube® - HLT Inserts

NSK’s Self-Lube® HLT Inserts provide opportunities to reduce maintenance, downtime and replacement costs in operation at extreme temperatures. >>

Special Deep Groove Ball Bearing

These ball bearings are designed with various different features and characteristics depending on individual customer requirements. >>

Hybrid SPACEA Bearings

Provide an operating life more than five times as long as that of stainles steel in water-immersed environments. >>

 

Contaminated conditions

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. 

Molded-Oil Bearings

Molded-Oil Bearings are lubricated with NSK’s original oil-impregnated material, Molded-Oil, and are suitable for corrosive and dust-contaminated environments. >>

Triple-Lip Sealed Inserts

Sealed inserts are perfect for applications where bearings are exposed to heavy dust and water contamination.  >>

Ball Bearing Units - J-Line

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. >>

Deep Groove Ball Bearings - High Capacity HR Series

Can dramatically improve the life of your machine, through a significant increase its dynamic load rating compared to standard Deep Groove Ball Bearings. >>

Lubrication Unit - NSK K1

NSK’s K1 lubrication unit ensures long-term, maintenance-free operation as well as the long operating life of components under tough lubrication conditions. >>

Lubrication Unit NSK K1-L for Linear Guides

The NSK K1-L unit delivers a new level of long-lasting lubrication, aiming to maximize maintenance-free operation to generate the highest efficiency. >>

NSKHPS Spherical Roller 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. >>

Pulley Bearings

Correspond in design to a sealed Double-row Angular Contact Bearing. Based on their function as Pulley Bearings the outer ring is reinforced. >>

Sealed Spherical Roller Bearings

Offer long-life performance & reliability under harsh & contaminated conditions.  They promote a clean working environment. >>

 

SUS Barrier Bearing

Especially designed for processing and production equipment where clean, vacuum, corrosive, sterilisation and disinfection cycles, water, humidity and other demanding operating environments are required. >>

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