Producing food products are demanding science. All industrial equipment and equipment used to produce food ingredients must meet the strict requirements of quality and sanitation. When it comes to industrial bearings, the food industry must see a unique option. For example, do you want lubricating oil polluting food in the production line? Or what if the bacteria grows in the machine housing? Consumers will delay for the least.
While industrial bearings must be carefully chosen in terms of cleanliness and sanitation, they must also be evaluated in terms of strength, hardness, durability, and costs. A set of special materials can meet all these criteria.
Choose industrial pads and inserts
The balls and rings themselves must be made from high-performance materials; Ordinary iron will not meet the FDA standards and the USDA needed. The general choice in the industry is to use stainless steel balls and rings. They combine high tensile strength with good corrosion resistance and will not pollute the food. However, they are one of the most expensive choices, so other ingredients have been designed as balls too.
Plastic mixture and can be used alone or with stainless steel, especially in plain or non-roll style industrial bearings. Coated iron is a cheaper choice too. The chrome layer will increase ball hardness and corrosion resistance and increase their durability. Zinc coatings are also common to increase corrosion resistance and prevent contamination.
Industrial equipment, such as home machinery, also faces strict standards because they will come into contact with food products during the production process. In general, houses must be a smooth surface to facilitate cleaning and help prevent the buildup of germs and bacteria that can occur in rough or porous materials. The polished house is very common, and there are also anti-microbial coatings that can help protect industrial supplies and housing.
When considering construction material, the house is also usually stainless. Combination of strength, durability, and corrosion resistance is needed. Industrial equipment in the food industry will experience down and cleanse acid and caustic, along with oil and other organic materials from the ingredients themselves.
Again, cheaper choices are available. Plastic blends and polymers are also chemically colonized and will reject the cleaning solutions and food products. Plastic can be made with high tensile strength and smooth surface. Plated iron also applies to homes. The nickel or Teflon layer will run far to prevent corrosion and contamination.
Industrial bearings and lubrication
Using conventional oil and lubricants is clearly prohibited in the food processing industry. Lubricant contamination will damage food, create a terrible taste, and toxic if consumed. Always use FDA and USDA fat approved for the food industry. These lubricants are called ‘H1’ and are free of smell and taste and non-toxic if there is contamination that occurs with food being processed. H1 is also formulated to stand for washing and general food grade chemical solutions used to clean industrial supply.
Always keep a well-lubricated industrial bearing; This rule does not change for the food industry. Cleaning and recharge the lubrication reservoir will also help prevent cross contamination. If certain machines are difficult, solid polymer lubricants can be used. This solid strip slowly releases oil while industrial bearings operate to maintain a lubricated system. In this way, lubricants can be recharged during blackouts and turnarounds when there is more time to maintain a particular machine.