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General Applications in the food industry

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 Conveyors:
 Packaging machines:
 Labelling machines:
 Gears:
 Compressors:
 Lifts / Elevators
 Hydraulic systems
 Vacuum pumps
 Pneumatic/ Air line oilers
 Sliding ways
 Spindles
 Open gears
 Cam plates
 Grease lubricated bearings
 Archimedean screws

Conveyors:

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

Packaging machines:

Spur gears
Revolving tables (gear box)
Drive chains
Slideways
Grease lubricated bearings
Centralised lubricating systems

Labelling machines:

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

Gears:

Spur gears / helical gears
Worm gears

Compressors:

Screw compressors
Piston compressors

Lifts / Elevators

Hydraulic systems

Vacuum pumps

Pneumatic/ Air line oilers

Sliding ways

Spindles

Open gears

Cam plates

Grease lubricated bearings

Archimedean screws

Gear boxes
Grease lubricated bearings

KEY Note:
Regarding the installations used in food industry, there is not that much difference to other industrial production lines. However, the environment is very different! Daily washing down with hot water/steam (often at high pressure), contamination of the lubricant with aggressive substances as fruit juice, milk, sea-water .....

Since the component equipment used in food plants is mainly the same as in other industries, the original recommendations are often the same as “normal” environments.

When considering changing to food grade (H1)-lubricants, it is important to check the current grade in use as well as the OEM recommendation in case they are different for a good reason !
Lets give an example: Perhaps the OEM recommended conventional gear oil didn’t work properly because of problems with high levels of water contamination and so an engine oil was used as a ‘problem solver’ some years ago if this story is not known, and the choice of H1 lubricant is made only with reference to the original OEM recommendation, problems may arise!

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