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:
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
petroleum products. It outlasts unfilled nylons (PA) by a minimum
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
Because of the
material's unique composition, its wear resistance increases as
velocities increase. Adding to the product's strengths are its
maintain tight dimensions and close tolerances in wet environments
unsuitable for nylon materials.
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