Food-safe plastics for the food industry

Self-lubricating and maintenance-free products made from food-safe, high-performance polymers for the food industry

igus® products made from food-safe polymers help you to comply with the stringent food hygiene and food safety requirements in all food production process steps.
 
Advantages of igus® products for the food industry

Food-safe, physiologically harmless, FDA-certified polymers and certification to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 possible

No product contamination by avoiding lubricants

Temperature-resistance

Corrosion-resistant

Lowest humidity absorption

Resistant to chemicals, acids, resistant to alkaline and alcoholic cleaning agents

Maintenance-free

Best wear-resistance

Use of igus® products in the food industry

Wafer baking
machines

Food technology: Waffle-backing machines  
Advantages:

No corrosion due to high humidity

High-temperature applications without axial safety (T>338°F) due to tempered iglide® plain bearings

High wear resistance

Sausage-, Fish- & Meat Manufacturing

Food technology: Sausage, fish & meat processing  
Advantages:

Corrosion resistant even in hot cleaning process

iglide® T500 plain bearings as standard solution for "hot" and "cold" applications

FDA-approved high-temperature solution iglide® A500

Sweets
processing

Food technology: Sweets processing  
Advantages:

Maintenance-free, self lubricating

Good chemical resistance against brine / typical detergents (Hydrogen peroxide, bases, peracetic acid)

Corrosion-resistant

No damage of soft stainless steel shafts (V2A, V4A) – cost advantage

Current News for food industry

36 month guarantee for chainflex®

With our unique igus® guarantee for ALL chainflex® cables we are providing predictable security for 36 full months

36 month guarantee for chainflex®    

Now 16 iglide®
full range materials ...

At your fingertips – the most cost effective bearing that is guaranteed to work

Now 16 iglide®  full range materials ...    

Tribo coating … custom

Is it the beginning of new possibilities? The requirements for the tribo-coating of metallic components are as varied as the sliding partner.

Tribo coating … custom    

Custom iglide® injection molded parts

Besides a large standard range of standard plain bearings, there are bearing solutions customized for each individual case with added value. igus® provides you both - from one source!

Custom iglide® injection molded parts    

… with clamp lever …

The new alternative to the terminal block with Allen screw allows the clamping of the PRT's with a handle.

… with clamp lever …    

… new intermediate sizes of bar stock

New iglide® bar stock diameters of 15, 25, 35, 45 and 55 mm for more efficient production of self-lubricating and maintenance free components ...

… new intermediate sizes of bar stock    

... +482 °F from stock

iglide® T500 has an excellent combination of high temperature resistance, high compressive strength, and excellent resistance to chemicals.

... +482 °F from stock    

... wide variety ...

The fast-and-slow-motion specialist iglide® J is available as tube in three diameters.

... wide variety ...    

... Fast production …

speedicut: machined special parts from iglide® materials

... Fast production …    

iglide® product finder for semi-finished goods

iglide® product finder, quickly find the right iglide® material

iglide® product finder for semi-finished goods    

... tribo-tape in new widths from stock ...

Even more variety in stock! Program extended with the widths 20, 50 and 500 mm (0.5 mm thickness).

... tribo-tape in new widths from stock ...    

xiros® slewing ring bearing

Maintenance-free, dry operation with low coefficients of friction

xiros® slewing ring bearing    

...simply screw

Fast and easy to install in many standard tubes.

...simply screw    

lightweight and efficient … aluminium

The combination of efficient dryspin thread and hard anodized aluminium convinces by its low weight andan optimised plain bearing pairing with self-lubricating dryspin lead screw nuts from the full range.

lightweight and efficient … aluminium    

... Control it remotely

A self-lubricating linear axis, configured ready-to-install with drylin® stepper and DC motors. As a single axis or in the gantry structure ... until now.

... Control it remotely    
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