Food-contact Bearings

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Slewing ring ball bearings with hygienic design are scarce on the market. Therefore, manufacturers of machines for hygienically sensitive area often had to design additional coverings.

Igus solved the problem with the iglidur PRT slewing ring ball bearing, whose hygienic design allows quick, residue-free cleaning without removing it from the machine and without food contact. Made from stainless steel and FDA-compliant plastic, its surfaces have a slope of at least three degrees to drain water completely and FDA seals wherever metal meets metal to eliminate dead spaces.

The hygienically designed slewing ring ball bearing can be manufactured to the needs of any food industry sector. The stainless steel rings move on sliding elements made of iglidur, a high-performance plastic in which solid lubricants are integrated. The bearings allow low friction dry operation while protecting the environment.