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MRO Applications for Polymer Bushings-Bearings in the Food Processing Industry

Posted On June 22, 2018

Food processing is one of the most heavily regulated industries. The selection of bearings and bushings for the food industry can be tough, especially when it comes to MRO.

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Posted in: Food Industry Polymer Components, Bushings and Bearings

PTFE and UHMW Choice for Non-stick Bearings and Bushings in Food & Dairy Industry

Posted On December 31, 2015

Food & Dairy Bearings and Bushings:

Bearings and bushings can be found in almost every step in food or dairy processing industriesPolymers are a popular choice for bearings and bushings in the food and dairy industry, both at the design stage and when retrofitting.  Because they are greaseless, the can provide a more sanitary environment for food processing.  They don’t require the maintenance that metal bearings and bushings require, thus reducing downtime for maintenance.  Their durability results in longer mean times to failure.  They are usually much more resistant to corrosion and much less chemically reactive than metal bearings and bushings.  They also weight much less than equivalent metal bearings and bushings.

Here are some other posts on Food & Dairy Industry Polymer Components from Advanced EMC Technologies:

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Posted in: Polymer Bearings, Food Industry Polymer Components, Food & Dairy Industry, plastic bushings, bushings

7 Things about PTFE Bellows You Need to Know

Posted On April 29, 2015

The primary purpose of a typical expansion bellows is to isolate a fluid from neighboring components.  Bellows are used in a variety of applications, including pulse dampeners, HVAC systems, pharmaceutical processing, pollution control, and piping systems.  PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene, or Teflon) is an ideal material for bellows applications, and in this post we are going to explore seven things every engineer needs to know about PTFE bellows.


Here are some other blog posts here at Advnced EMC Technologies on PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene):

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Posted in: Blog Highlights, Polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE, Food Industry Polymer Components, PTFE Bellows

Using PTFE and UHMW to Solve Big Problems in Food And Dairy Industry

Posted On April 27, 2015

Polymer Seals for Food & Dairy – PTFE and UHMW

Big challenges faced in the Food and Dairy Industry

There are several major issues faced in the food and dairy industry, including:

  • Temperature conditions that range from extremely high to cryogenic
  • Contamination
  • Exposure to harsh chemicals
  • Excessive moisture
  • Corrosion
  • Continuous sanitation regimens
  • Regulations
  • Expensive shutdowns

In these industries, simple thinks like lubrication of seals and bearings become major issues because of potential contamination.  Potential contaminants in the food and dairy industry are varied, ranging from lubricants, antimicrobial barrier fluids, insects, splinters of plastic or metal, to coolants. Even contamination at the microbial level can lead to very expensive recalls. 

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Posted in: Polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE, Polymer Seals, Sealing Solutions, Food Industry Polymer Components, Food & Dairy Industry, UHMW Solutions

Food and Dairy Applications: 10 Reasons Why You Should Opt for Polymer Bushings

Posted On April 14, 2015

In the food and dairy business, failure to meet both national (and international) standards can quickly destroy an otherwise successful company.  It is vital that the equipment be not only reliable but compliant with governmental regulations.  More and more engineers are turning to polymer options in the design and implementation of food and dairy processing equipment.  This post will focus on why polymers are an outstanding option for a specific aspect of machinery used in these industries:  bushings.

Why are polymer bushings a good choice?

Here is another blog post feom Advanced EMC Technologies on Polymer Bushings:

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Posted in: Solutions, Polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE, Polymer Bushings, Food Industry Polymer Components, Food & Dairy Industry, UHMW Solutions

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