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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- 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
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
- 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
SSB - USA
- 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