In the processing of sausage, fish and meat products, for example, bearing components used in cutting machines or in conveyor technology are confronted with high demands resulting from the hygiene requirements in food technology as well as increasing expectations on the performance of the systems. The absolute freedom from lubrication and maintenance, long service life under continuous operation as well as chemical resistance and low moisture absorption are just a few examples of the high industry standards.
Using the example of a cutting machine with a high-speed stacking system from Treif Maschinenbau GmbH, we show below the central sections of such systems and the use of our polymer bearing technology in the work processes. Above all, the following stations should be mentioned here:
1. Cutting material holder
2. Stacking fork
3. Pregripper / Feeding tower
4. Knife edge guide
Where the material is inserted, ready to be cut, additional lubrication-free and corrosion-free iglidur J polymer bearings are installed for the material holder.
In the actual cutting process or To guide the knife edge, various iglidur lubrication-free and corrosion-free open and closed drylin linear plain bearings are used.