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Food & Drink Canning and Bottling

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 Graders and Washers:
 Blanchers:
 Grinders/Blenders/Peelers/Choppers:
 Bottle / Can Fillers:
 Bottle Cappers:
 Can Sealers and Seamers:
 Model 81L, 101L, 121L:
 Other Manufacturers
 Thermal Processors and Coolers:
 Labelling machines:
 Conveyors:
 Packaging / (De)Palletiser machines:

Graders and Washers:

Raw fruit and vegetables are washed, sorted and graded according to size.
Grease lubricated Bearings
Gearbox

Blanchers:

Blanching involves immersing the product in hot water or exposing it to injected steam.
Grease lubricated bearings
Gearbox
Hoist hydraulic systems

Grinders/Blenders/Peelers/Choppers:

The removal of skin, seeds and the forming or processing of the product.
Grease lubricated bearings
Gearbox
Chains

Bottle / Can Fillers:

The product is filled , often at high speeds, into cans, jars or bottles
Grease lubricated bearings
Gearbox
Oil lubricated bearings
Hydraulic systems

Bottle Cappers:

Grease lubricated bearings
Gearbox

Can Sealers and Seamers:

Equipment Manufactured By Angelus
A major supplier of can sealing equipment is Angelus Sanitary Can Machine Company (U.S.A.) and they have specific lubricant recommendations which are based on their field experience. These recognise that with the presence of steam (from the processing) and water (from equipment cleaning activities) heavy water contamination of the lubrication systems is possible. As a result of this, and a combination of equipment design and customer operating procedures, the use of conventional de-emulsifying lubricants may lead to corrosion problems.

Angelus also have reservations about the performance of Food grade lubricants which is based primarily on experience of older technology white oil based products.

Model 81L, 101L, 121L:

Seaming Roll and general greasing
Gearboxes , Manzel lubricators and
Trabon seamer lubrication system

Other Manufacturers

Seaming Roll and general greasing
Gearboxes

Thermal Processors and Coolers:

Grease lubricated bearings
Gearbox
Chain drive

Labelling machines:

Drive bands (gear box)
Spur gears
Drive chains
Grease lubricated bearings

Conveyors:

Drive chains
conveyor belts (gear box)
Grease lubricated bearings
Centralised lubricating systems

Packaging / (De)Palletiser machines:

Spur gears
Revolving tables (gear box)
Drive chains
Slide ways
Grease lubricated bearings
Centralised lubricating systems
KEY Note:
Canning and bottling operations can be very large scale and in food industry terms consume above average quantities of lubricants.
The environment can be demanding in view of the quantities of steam and water around so high performance food lubricants are essential.

For more information: FUCHS LUBRITECH GMBH
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