Increased conveyor speeds and plant revenue
The month of March is National Frozen Food Month ― which seems like an apt time to share a recent bearing application we solved for a major ice cream producer.
A leading ice cream manufacturer experienced frequent stop/starts on their conveyor systems. They noted the metal bearings on the conveyor belts often seized and even stopped rolling altogether, which caused a loss of production on the line and put plant revenues at risk. It quickly became evident that the belts’ metal bearing lubricants were becoming ineffective due to the cold environment.
Ultracomp self-lubricating bearings have replaced the traditional metal bearings on the conveyor belt rollers. Able to resist down to cryogenic temperatures and moisture, Ultracomp bearings excel in frozen food processing and packaging. They also provide appropriate regulatory compliance for food contact, and resist the corrosive cleaning chemicals required of food processing.
In the end, our client not only retrofiited their entire conveyor line with Ultracomp bearings, they also added them to the line’s dasher blades.
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