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Gearboxes and chain drives in hardening tunnels

Your problem:

Hygiene regimes at ice cream manufacturers mean that hardening tunnels can be exposed to large temperature fluctuations in a short space of time - from minus -45 degrees during freezing to plus 25 degrees during cleaning. These fluctuations can lead to:
  • Time based maintenance to avoid potential catastrophic failure
  • Removal of gearboxes which can result in health and safety issues
  • Increased downtime
This is down to bearing and gearbox 'breathing' caused by air expansion behind seals allowing water ingress causing lubrication issues and corrosion.

SKF solution:

SKF machined seals for low temperature applications
Solid Oil bearings
SKF seals for low temperatures made from SKF’s own FDA compliant sealing materials – SKF Ecosil, SKF Ecoflon, T-ECOPUR and SKF Ecorubber rages:
  • Increased sealing efficiency
  • Superior wear and abrasion resistance
  • Energy efficiency
  • Reduced friction 
Solid Oil bearings
  • Solid lubrication helps prevent grease degradation caused by any remaining water ingress
  • Provides consistent lubricant to vertically mounted output shaft bearings
  • In some applications these products combined can significantly increase mean time between repair

Click here to read a case study for this solution

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