Food Grade Bearings for Food Processing

Bearings in the food processing & packaging industry experience extreme conditions and specific government requirements, including:

                     
  • High-pressure washdowns during processing
  • High humidity
  • FDA restrictions & regulations

Ritbearing is an industry leader in supplying standard and engineered special stainless steel ball bearings that meet the specific requirements the food and packaging industry demand.

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Bearings made for the food processing industry needs to withstand extreme conditions and specific government regulations

Ball Bearings

  • High resistance to corrosion
  • Stability in high temperatures, higher available operating temperature by approximately 50 degrees F than normal bearing steel
  • High resistance to chemicals
  • AISI 440C stainless steel is used for inner rings, outer rings and balls
  • AISI 304 stainless steel is used for retainers and metal shields
  • Heat resistant grease is pre-packed in SMT’s shielded and sealed stainless steel bearings

Housings

  • Can be offered in a variety of materials including; 304 SS, 316 SS, thermoplastic or nickel plated
  • Effective against corrosive applications
  • Resistant to moisture
  • Typically offered with smooth surfaces, and a solid base

PLASTIC BEARINGS

  • Resistant to rust
  • Can handle applications without the use of grease or oil
  • Resist chemical changes
  • Do not conduct electricity

Available upon request:

  • Standard material of NBR (nitride butadiene rubber) and other material such as fluorinated rubber, acrylic rubber, etc
  • AISI 316 stainless steel
  • FDA approved food grade greases, including solid food grade greases

Bearing Types by Processing Stage

Preparation

  • Wash down applications utilize thermoplastic units with stainless steel insert bearings and bolt holes. Pillow blocks and two or four bolt flange units are the most common in this series.
  • Sorting & separating processes

Processing

  • Hanger type bearings for poultry processing
  • Trolley bearings for poultry processing
  • Picker hubs, harvesting and evisceration machinery

Packaging/Bottling

  • Stainless steel 6000-6200-6300-61800 and 61900 series are commonly used in poultry and packaging equipment.
  • Weighing, pricing and labeling machinery
  • Capping equipment
  • Blow molding equipment
  • Packaging machinery

Ritbearing Offers

  • Bearing inserts, food safe grease
  • Cam & roller follower bearing
  • Deep groove ball bearings
  • Spherical Roller bearings
  • Thin section bearings
  • Slewing Ring bearings

 

Ritbearing's offerings for the food processing industry include products from:

SMT

SMT - Japan

  • Stainless steel radial ball bearings
  • Double row bearings
  • V groove bearings
  • Engineered specials
SSB

SSB - USA

  • Thin section radial ball bearings. Available in stainless steel.
RCBD

RCBD - China

  • A full range of bearings - including engineered specials.
Iraundi

Iraundi - Spain

  • Crossed Roller Bearings
  • Slewing Ring Bearings
Kashima

Kashima - Japan

  • Plastic bearings made in a variety of plastic materials
  • Radial, Thrust, Angular Contact types
  • Self-Aligning, Miniature, Plain and Custom types available