Treotham presents lubricant-free, chemical-resistant and anti-microbial polymers from igus designed for safe and residue-free food manufacture.
Made from special materials, the igus polymer energy chains avoid any kind of contamination such as from foreign particles or lubricants during production or transport.
Detectable polymers, which can be picked up by metal detectors are suitable for such applications. Lubricant-free polymer plain bearings and rolling bearings avoid contamination through oils and greases.
One particularly important area for perfectly hygienic food production involves materials that effectively prevent the growth of bacteria, viruses and mould.
Making energy chains detectable
Detectability of materials is vital for guaranteeing that foreign particles can be picked up quickly and reliably in food. For this reason, igus has developed a new polymer energy chain made of a detectable polymer. Even the tiniest fragments of the blue material can be detected by all standard metal detection systems, and can thus be removed automatically. Customers from the food and pharmaceuticals industries can use the durable, corrosion-free and versatile polymer energy chains in their machines and lines without concern.
Rotary table bearings with FDA-conforming polymer
The iglidur PRT family of lubricant-free polymer rotary table bearings is also designed for the food industry with the bearing of PRT 01 made of corrosion-free stainless steel. The sliding elements between inner and outer rings are made of the iglidur material A180.
As an FDA-conforming special polymer, A180 is suitable for contact with food and humidity. With their low-profile and rigid design, the lubricant-free and maintenance-free polymer rotary table bearings can replace lubricated ball bearing rotary tables or rotary connections. The food-conforming polymer rotary table bearings are available ready to fit, initially in size 200 (inner diameter 200mm).
Anti-microbial sheathing material
The igus ‘Chainflex’ range of cables designed for use in moving applications is now extended by a special anti-microbial series (CFSPECIAL) for food-related applications. The only visible difference between the highly bending-resistant jacket material and other cables is its blue colour.