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Southern Manufacturing

FIVE, Farnborough(GU14 6XL)

21/03/2017(09:30) - 23/03/2017

The UK's LARGEST regional manufacturing technology, electronics and subcontracting exhibition. (more)

Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2017

Messe Stutgart, Germany

28/03/2017 - 30/03/2017

As the world’s leading exhibition for the fastener and fixing industry Fastener Fair Stuttgart (more)

Industry 4.0 Summit

Manchester Central Convention Complex(M2 3GX)

04/04/2017 - 05/04/2017

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK, Milton Keynes(MK1 1ST)

27/04/2017(09:00)

The new Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition gives you insight into the latest developments in (more)

PPMA 2017 Show

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

26/09/2017 - 28/09/2017

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? VisitAre you involved in the buying, financing or maintaining of machinery? If so (more)

Increased reliability in food manufacture

Increased reliability in food manufacture Igus UK has developed two new food grade polymer bearing materials - iglidur A181 and iglidur A160 - that are compliant with both the FDA specification for repeated contact with food and the EU 10/2011 Directive. As a result, food manufacturers can produce food to the highest standards while increasing the reliability of their processes.

The EU 10/2011 regulation on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food stuffs was introduced to cover materials produced by modern technology and manufacturing processes such as plastics. Food manufactures can be sure that both the iglidur A181 and iglidur A160 plastic bearings do not contain any ingredients that can cause harm if ingested nor can they deteriorate or change the composition of food. The bearings are coloured blue which allows them to be easily detected in case any particles enter the production line.

The new bearings are ideal for all food and drink processing and preparation equipment, and can also improve machine performance. The iglidur A181 bearing material has good resistance to chemicals and can be used universally in a variety of applications and the iglidur A160 bearing boasts very high chemical resistance as well as being extremely cost effective. Equally the bearings are wear resistant and lubricant- and maintenance-free, therefore increasing reliability.

These new bearing materials are available in various diameters from 6 mm up to 20 mm from stock and like all igus' products are tested for millions of cycles in real world applications and environments.
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