Food Grade Bearings for Food Processing

Ritbearing is an industry leader in supplying standard and engineered bearings that conform to the specific requirements the food and packaging industry demand. We work with a variety of style and materials to ensure that your parts can withstand the extreme conditions and specific government requirements necessary for food production, including:              

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

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A bottling line that utilizes food-grade bearings made for the food processing industry.

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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 - Japan

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


  • Thin section radial ball bearings (available in stainless steel)

RCBD - China

  • A full range of bearings including engineered specials

Iraundi - Spain

  • Crossed roller bearings
  • Slewing ring bearings

Kashima - Japan

  • Plastic bearings made in a variety of plastic materials
  • Radial, thrust, angular contact types
  • Self-aligning, miniature, plain, and custom types available