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NSK show us life under the hygiene regime

by James Goodgame

Hygiene is the key ingredient in food and beverage manufacturing. Complying with stringent hygiene standards demands frequent thorough washdowns to remove dirt and unwanted grease, often at high pressure with chemical cleaning agents. This can often damage sealing systems – allowing water and cleaning solutions into the bearing cavity, and leading to grease washout, corrosion, and – ultimately – reduced bearing life.

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Engineered Reliability with SKF's Food Line Blue Range

by Amy Jasper

We have one expectation of the food business. Perfect hygiene. And rightly so too. Despite the dazzling surfaces on the outside of our processing equipment, the hidden bearings and housings are typically the source of significant problems.

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Saying 'hear hear' to better noise protection from 3M

by Paul Skade

From the obvious culprits such as construction and heavy manufacturing, to automated production lines in the food and pharmaceutical sectors, noisy workplaces are common in industry. And noise isn’t just a nuisance. At best it can reduce productivity. At worst it can be a long-term health hazard or a critical safety risk. 

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Expanding the food safe menu with SKF

by James Goodgame

To meet the increasing demand for hygienic design in all food processing assets, SKF has added another innovative product to its range: a standard Deep Groove Ball Bearing in a food safe configuration.

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ERIKS and Festo give the ice cream the icing

by Karl May

The makers of a well-known chocolate ice cream on a stick wanted to maintain their high-volume production levels, but at the same time reduce their compressed air consumption. However, part of the problem was not knowing just what that consumption was.

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Festo help to make air that's good enough to eat!

by Karl May

Compressed air is an essential part of the diet of any production facility – and the food manufacturing sector is no exception. In fact this sector uses compressed air in three different ways, making it more important than ever to ensure the air is produced efficiently, and used effectively.

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Simalube help give this distiller a reason to celebrate!

by James Goodgame

If you enjoy a whisky now and again, you probably also enjoy a top-up. But when you’re responsible for lubricating your mechanical assets, topping-up is just one more time-consuming, costly, and sometimes potentially dangerous task. So let’s raise a glass to one of Scotland’s leading distilleries, who – with ERIKS’ help – found a way to simplify their lubrication regime.

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ROCOL help to satisfy the appetite for vegan lubricants

by James Goodgame

There may have been a time in the distant past when lubricants were just lubricants. Even in the food and beverage industry. But food grade lubricants are now more or less standard across the sector, and even more specific lubricant categorisation – such as Kosher and Halal – is becoming more common. Now ROCOL has become the first lubricant manufacturer to have its lubricants range certified by the Vegan Society.

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Who's there when the chips are down? Fenner!

by Gareth Lenton

While they wait for their next delivery, what song are OEMs nationwide singing? ‘I hope it’s chips, it’s chips; I hope it’s chips, it’s chips.’ The worldwide silicon chip shortage is having a knock-on effect across industry, with inverter deliveries, for example, taking up to 20 weeks. For one manufacturer of refrigeration equipment, that kind of delay would have completely derailed a major project. So naturally they contacted ERIKS Electronics, to see if ERIKS know-how could deliver an alternative solution in time to avert a crisis.

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Who's there when the chips are down? Fenner!

by Gareth Lenton

While they wait for their next delivery, what song are OEMs nationwide singing? ‘I hope it’s chips, it’s chips; I hope it’s chips, it’s chips.’ The worldwide silicon chip shortage is having a knock-on effect across industry, with inverter deliveries, for example, taking up to 20 weeks. For one manufacturer of refrigeration equipment, that kind of delay would have completely derailed a major project. So naturally they contacted ERIKS Electronics, to see if ERIKS know-how could deliver an alternative solution in time to avert a crisis.

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NSK show us life under the hygiene regime

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