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Food Production Case Studies

The food production industry is a massive one, and obviously highly important to every single person in the country, whether they think about it or not… and most don’t. Interflon plays a crucial role in keeping the flow of food coming to stores, markets, and shops throughout the country.

The same lubricants that are used to produce food are also used in the beverage, medicine, supplement, pet food, and animal feed industries. The need for Interflon food-safe lubricants is massive. When you consider how much is being spent on lubricant every year throughout these industries, and then consider how much Interflon can save your company on repair, replacement, labor, and energy costs, it becomes apparent that the potential impact on the market can run into very large sums.

Our Food Lube product range is suited for every possible circumstance that can arise in any of these industries. To learn more about how we can help you deal with your specific challenge, contact us using the phone number or email at the top of the page.

Cryovac Shrink Tunnel and Chains

The Challenge This machine used a single roller chain with a pitch of 12.7mm (.05 inches) and hollow pins. It was 4 meters (over 13 feet) long. The guide chains needed to be lubricated weekly, with a full spray can of lubricant being used every week. The...

Bread Oven Bearings

The Challenge This client was having a real problem with lubricant soiling their product... totally unacceptable. The issue was that the bearings in the oven had to be lubricated once per week due to grease runout. It was time-consuming and expensive, and...

Bakery Conveyor Belt Drive Chains

The Challenge The drive chains on the conveyor belt of this commercial bakery were displaying signs of oxidation (rust). The cause was the water on the bread trays, which washed away the lubricant that the client was currently using. A secondary cause was...

Conveyor Chains in Dough Proofer

The Challenge This dough proofer uses a single roller chain to move its conveyor belt. Flour is constantly working its way into the pins, which causes higher friction and increased power consumption. Friction also leads to premature chain elongation, which...

Spiral Kneading Machine

The Challenge This client wanted to eliminate the use of copper paste, which is not rated food safe, for hygienic and aesthetic reasons. The copper paste was also adversely affecting the gaskets and causing problems when dismantling the motor. Environment...

Kneading Machine Bearings

The Challenge This kneading machine required lubrication every two weeks. The bearings were frequently becoming contaminated with particles, especially flour dust. After lubrication, it was difficult to replace the bowl. A lot of time was lost this way,...

Oven Rack Wheel Bearings

The Challenge It's not uncommon for bakeries to skip lubricating the wheels on their oven racks. After all, it seems like a small detail that won't cause big problems. And many of them have sealed bearings, so it might seem they don't need it. But due to...