Our high-performance polymers for the food sector are lubrication-free and can be sterilised with hot steam and cleaned with chemical substances without any problems. They thus fulfil essential requirements for use in food processing machines and production processes (food safety). The blue colouring also makes them easy to detect. In addition, they offer all the typical igus advantages such as freedom from maintenance, simple installation and low-noise and low-vibration operation.
See for yourself the quality of our motion plastics
Order the sample box with the most important products for the food industry. The box contains plain and linear bearings, a knife-edge roller, an e-chain with cables, bar stock and a brochure with information on typical applications.
Quick production of abrasion-resistant special parts for food contact according to FDA and EU Regulation 102011. As self-lubricating filament or laser sintering powder for self-printing from quantities of 1 to 10,000 in the 3D printing service.
Increased wear resistance and corrosion resistance for packaging machines
Specifically in an industry reliant on quick, precise processing under hygienic and cost-effective conditions, the combination of Kolsterising and high-performance polymers is expected to become the standard ...
Compliant with FDA and EU regulations
For use with temperatures up to +180 °C
Lubrication and maintenance-free
Abrasive dust and grain husks are an extreme load for the components in impact hullers in the food industry. The designers therefore turned to drylin® fixed flange bearings to reduce downtime, minimise operating costs and also improve the technology.
Streckel & Schrader GmbH & Co. KG
iglidur® plain bearings and drylin® R linear guides are used in multihead weighers of the company Atoma GmbH. The components used are lubrication-free and insensitive to very thorough cleaning processes in food production.
The company Walterwerk has been relying on lubrication-free bearing technology from igus® for many years. It is suitable for use in adverse ambient conditions, where machines are regular cleaned with aggressive media.
Walterwerk Kiel GmbH & Co. KG
drylin® linear guides, trapezoidal lead screws and igubal® flange bearings from igus® are used extremely precisely in sausage cutting machines of Singer & Sohn and, in contrast to needle bearings, are characterised by robustness, ease of cleaning and resistance to chemicals.
Singer & Sohn GmbH
In the largest plastics test laboratory in the industry, iglidur plain bearings and drylin linear technology are put through their paces. Tests include media resistance (e.g. cleaning media), continuous load and low-noise operation. The results are fed into our service life calculation tools and enable accurate predictions of durability.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely tailored conditions.
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