Pillow and flange blocks are FDA/USDA and 3A-Dairy compliant

13th December 2016
Source: LM76
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Pillow and flange blocks are FDA/USDA and 3A-Dairy compliant

The electrodeless nickel plated pillow and flange blocks from LM76, FoodStream, are FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant linear motion components. They complement LM76's line of FDA compliant bearings, scraper seals, and shafting. FoodStream off-the-shelf pillow and flange blocks are suitable for use in processing and packaging food, producing pharmaceuticals, the BioPharma industry, and in medical devices.

FoodStream pillow blocks are available in single and double length sizes, and as closed or open models in sizes from 0.5-1.5” Electrodeless nickel protects the aluminium base from corrosive liquids, harsh caustic wash down chemicals, and biological fluids. FoodStreampillow and flange blocks are also available with FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant scraper seals (closed bearings and pillow blocks only) and in custom sizes and designs.

System designers can select from a broad range of FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant linear bearings when developing products or equipment that is going to be subjected to: contamination of a processing plant, caustic chemical wash downs, corrosive fruit juices, biological fluids, and submersion in water or sterilising chemicals.

FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant bearing options include: self-lubricating PTFE composite bearings in 300 Series stainless steel shells or lower cost ceramic coated shells, a thermoplastic polyester bearing, ceramic, and stainless steel 440C ball bearing linear bearings. Depending on the bearing type they are available in closed and open configurations, and are drop-in replacements for all inch sized linear ball bearings. Compliant scraper seals are available for closed pillow and flange blocks.

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