ETX Seal for FDA/USDA Applications

Our customer called and said he was told, " if
you need a solution, call LM76!" He did, and we solved
his problem. The customer is an internationally known
manufacturer of cheese slicing equipment. Since these
bearings are not in direct contact with cheese being
sliced, they do not have to be of stainless construction -
they do see cheese debris and non-caustic washdown. The
customer needed a hard, low friction seal which would also act
as a scraper. However, unlike Buna or Nitrile seals which
increase friction and trap debris, this application required a
seal which would contribute to low friction while having the
hardness and dimensional characteristics of a scraper.
LM76 machined seals from ETX:

ETX has wear-resistance and dimensional stability surpassing other
common wear grade plastics, and excellent resistance to many harsh
chemicals, including aggressive food products, cleaning solutions and
petroleum products. It outlasts unfilled nylons (PA) by a minimum factor
of 8 and lasts a minimum of 50 times longer than unfilled acetals (POM)
 Even industry-standard wear materials like PTFE filled acetal and oil filled
nylon are no match for the performance of
ETX. Because of the
material's unique composition, its wear resistance increases as bearing
velocities increase. Adding to the product's strengths are its ability to
maintain tight dimensions and close tolerances in wet environments
unsuitable for nylon materials.
Further, since ETX has FDA and
USDA compliance, it can be used or machined components for
food packaging and processing equipment

For more information call Mike Quinn 1-800-513-3163

LM76 = Problem Solved