Food and beverage

We know bearings

and we know the food and beverage industry

Many of our 8,000 makers and doers have a life time of hard won experience from working with some of the biggest manufacturers in the food and beverage industry.

We understand your specific needs

Hundreds of food and beverage manufacturers across Europe have selected Rubix as their preferred industrial supplies and services provider.

Because of this experience we understand the special needs that relate specifically to your business and your production processes.

The food and beverage issues

We know how important the key issues such as hygiene, health and safety and energy conservation are to you and your business.

But more importantly, we also understand what impact these issues have on your industrial supplies and services requirements and how we can apply that experience to provide you with the best in expertise and support.

We know how to manage and minimise the impact on your production

For example – we recognise the daily impact of:

  • constant washdown
  • high sustained speeds
  • high temperatures

On the bearings you use in your production line.

We understand that hygiene regulations require the application of special lubricants and we know how to apply the innovations in relation to relubrication-free or greased-for-life bearing technologies.

We can help you to manage the impact of the lubricant demands to optimise bearing life and maintain the hygiene integrity of the line.

We understand that a drive for optimal energy efficiency means finding the most energy efficient solutions.

And we understand that the need to keep your lines running 24/7, 365 days a year means always knowing you’ll have the right part, at the right time, in the right place for your specific needs.

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We understand the key issues that have an impact on the bearings you use

  • Hygiene
  • Health & Safety
  • Waste costs
  • Energy conservation
  • Constant washdown
  • High sustained speeds and temperatures
  • Continuous Production

Dealing with the issues – some solutions:

Solid Lubricant with Food Grade Oil

  • Minimise water ingress during cleaning and minimise contamination
  • Makes re-lubrication unnecessary
  • Hygienic – No leaking and no contamination of the food
  • Maximum temperature 85°C continuous operating, 95°C intermittent

Pillow Blocks

  • Maintenance-free and lubricated for life
  • Corrosion resistance increases life and reduces replacements
  • Hygienic design to minimise bacteria build-up and facilitate cleaning

High Temperature Bearings

  • Graphite lubricating technology
  • No grease dripping – no relubrication
  • Maintenance-free – up to 350°C

Foodsafe Lubricants

  • NSF H1 registered as safe for incidental food contact
  • Using only FDA listed ingredients
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We understand lubricants in your industry

For the Food and Beverage industry, the consequences of ineffective lubrication can be catastrophic; bearing failure, excessive downtime, as well as food and operator safety risks and ultimately an unexpected cost on the maintenance budget.

Reducing the cost of your bearing greasing

Rubix can assist in re-thinking your bearing maintenance and move to relubrication-free or greased-for-life bearing technologies.

Given the pressures to constantly reduce cost and downtime, prevent food contamination, and increase environmental responsibility, a traditional lubrication management approach may no longer be effective. A minor change and new thinking on greasing bearings or not can make the difference.

How new thinking about bearing greasing can impact goals:

 

Food safety compliance

Remove HACCP points in your food safety program

Cost reduction

Reduce downtime and maintenance costs with condition monitoring

Asset availability

Improve Original Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Environmental Sustainability

Reduce grease waste and clean-up disposal

An example of how we help

Here is just one typical example of how we apply our specialist expertise in bearings to help companies in the food and beverage sector across Europe every day.

A German manufacturer was facing maintenance and downtime cost problems due to conveyor bearing failures in its Mecatherm oven. The Rubix team suggested that the bakery change from a plastic-cage to metal cage bearings. Following tests, the bearings now last significantly longer and baking process downtime has been substantially reduced.

Contact us to see how we can help you.