Lubrication Solutions for the Food and Beverage Industry

Consistent Lubrication is Vital to the Life of Bearings, Gears, and Chains

The beverage industry is becoming more competitive. Growing consumption demands 24-hour production that leaves little time for maintenance stops, so maintenance tasks must be done while equipment is operating. Targeted at above 80 percent, Overall equipment effectiveness (Oee) often is around 60 percent, and machinery breakdowns dramatically affect availability. however, automating essential tasks like lubrication eliminates human mistakes, simplifies lubrication management, reduces lubricant consumption, and enhances line efficiency.

  • Blow Molding Machines
  • Washing Machines
  • Filling Machines
  • Conveyors
  • Shrink and Stretch Wrappers

The dairy industry is one of the most demanding food and beverage segments. The risk of bacterial growth spoiling the milk requires complex processing, filling, and packaging techniques. Lines must be kept moving although lubricating the complex machinery can be difficult or dangerous. regular exposure to moisture and cleaning agents leads to lubricant loss in the bearing and chains. Automatic lubrication systems help to ensure a continuous and precise supply of lubricant and avoid internal corrosion.

Bakery and Confectionery

Bakery and confectionery production lines comprise mass-production machinery, which breakdown represents high product losses and a long time for re-startup. Bearings, chains, and guides are exposed to extreme temperatures and moisture. Conditions that accentuate the need for first-class lubrication.

  • Ovens, proofers, and cooling tunnels

  • Chocolate molding lines

  • Cartoning machines

  • Fold wrapping machines

Fish, Meat, Fruit, and Vegetable Processing

Meat, fish, fruit, and vegetable industry offer a wide range of different processing possibilities. For example sorting, cleaning, or separating. An increasing global consumption, higher consumer expectations as well as a more efficient production lead to new processes and modern technologies demanding best maintenance practices. The SKF portfolio ranges from the most accurate lubrication, that avoids product contamination, to the most robust greasing systems that help to reduce unplanned production interruptions.

A Complete Portfolio of Lubrication Solutions to

Improve System Reliability

SKF offers a comprehensive range of both oil and grease lubrication systems utilizing different working models.

In addition, our portfolio includes a broad variety of solutions to lubricate chains and conveyors. Complete plant lubrication supply systems provide lubricant to an entire network of systems from a single source. In these lubrication networks, container or booster pumps supply secondary pump stations.

Health concerns are rising regarding the use of lubricants in the manufacturing of various food-type products. It is very important to use the right food-grade lubricants in food production facilities to avoid potential product contamination and unnecessary costs related to it.