To meet these rigorous demands, we've developed a comprehensive range of products specifically for the processing machinery components, such as washing systems, baking machinery, conveying systems, electric motors and pumps and more.
Bearings face immense and varied challenges in this industry: chemical exposure, continuous washdowns, fluctuating temperatures, even contamination. Since bearing failure can shut down entire processing lines, understanding the causes of the problem and acting quickly to find solutions to it is vital. This is the Condition Challenge.
At NSK we are well aware of these demands, and consider the conditions that bearings work in as an important factor in their development and design. Therefore we have grouped our bearings by the conditions they have to work under, thus making the right choice for your processing requirements that much easier: Wet and Clean, Hot and Cold, Contaminated.
Products for wet / clean conditions
High Performance Standard spherical roller bearing offer the highest load ratings as well as an optimized raceway design and surface finish.
Applications requiring hygiene, cleanliness and consequently frequent washdowns.
NSK has a range of bearings specifically developed with materials including sealing and lubrication requirments to fulfil the demands of machinery components in such challenging environments.
We understand that clean application conditions are a necessity on machinery where frequent decontamination is required, or where edible process materials come into contact with bearings. We also understand how frequent washdowns can damage bearings, leading to costly downtime and increasing maintenance needs. With our industry experience, we can help select right bearing for your application requirements- reducing the costs of downtime.
Hot / heat conditions
Applications where bearings are subjected to sustained temperatures up to 260°C.
Bearings in many food and beverage applications must sustain constant high temperatures, sometimes more than 90°C for dehydration, up to 160°C for frying and up to 260°C for baking and roasting. NSK bearing materials provide solutions to ensure that your machinery continues to perform reliably even under these conditions.
Applications where bearings are subjected to sustained zero / subzero temperatures.
Bearings in the food and beverage industries often also must perform under very low temperatures, we have designed a range of bearings that continue to perform reliably at zero and subzero temperatures.
Food and beverage processing requires machinery that works reliably in contaminated conditions. Ever increasing health and safety legislation means processing companies demand safer products and cleaner machinery. At NSK, we recognize these needs and have developed a range of bearings suitable for applications where incidental contact with the product may occur, or where contamination is present.