Food processing equipment stages - Preparation

Excessive moisture and contamination

Food processing equipment used for preparation

Food processing equipment must be prepared for harsh environments. 


Washing, sorting, grading, peeling, separating and blending applications require large amounts of water or other liquids. The resulting high humidity levels, along with caustic cleaning agents and contaminants, can breach bearing seals. Lubricant loss and bearing failure often follows, causing increased maintenance and worker safety risks.

Tight production timelines

Many raw materials arrive during limited seasonal timeframes, so they must be processed as quickly as possible. Operating parameters of these assets are pushed to the limit and without proper equipment preparation, accelerating wear and risk of unplanned downtime.

SKF can help with the preparation stages

Making food and beverage preparation more cost-efficient and reliable? 

It starts by preparing equipment for the high-volume mix of raw materials, moisture and caustic cleaning agents involved. SKF can help make it happen with a range of lubrication and sealing technologies and more.

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