Filling, labelling, palletising, cleaning: wherever beverages are produced, the demands on machines and systems are high. Hygiene regulations must be observed, precise format adjustments and fast movements must run smoothly, and system components must withstand aggressive cleaning agents. We offer machine components made of high-performance polymers, which are used precisely here. They are abrasion-resistant, lubrication-free, easy to clean, resistant to chemicals and corrosion and have low moisture absorption.
Linear axes with motor and control system for efficient and synchronised format adjustments
Aggressive environmental conditions (cleaning, extreme temperatures, dust and dirt), high hygiene standards, long service life with continuous operation, fast and flexible format adjustments ... The requirements in the packaging, food and beverage industries are manifold. Here you can find out more about the successful use of our motion plastics by our customers.
See for yourself the quality of our motion plastics
Order the sample box with the most important products for beverage technology. The box contains plain and linear bearings, a knife-edge roller, an e-chain with cables, bar stock and a brochure with information on typical applications.
Increased wear resistance and corrosion resistance for packaging machines
Specifically in an industry reliant on quick, precise processing under hygienic and cost-effective conditions, the combination of Kolsterising and high-performance polymers is expected to become the standard ...
A wide range of igus® products are used in the Sleevematic TS. From lubrication-free drylin® polymer nuts in the belt station and sleeve brush, and drylin® profile guides in the inlet and outlet sensor, up to drylin® SLW lead screw lift tables in the preliminary shrinkage process and for height-adjustment of the guide rollers.
For more than 20 years, igus® components have been used at Küppersbusch GmbH as they have a long service life and need no additional lubrication. This not only makes them hygienic but also saves maintenance costs and time. One of the Küppersbusch filling machine has already completed 40 million cycles, whereby the first shaft and the first igus® plain bearings are still being used.
Since the most important safety standards for the protection of consumers are applicable in beverage and food technology, designers need products that do not require external lubrication. This is the only way to rule out contamination in food or beverages. Furthermore, there is the need, amongst other things, for resistance to chemicals and corrosion, freedom from maintenance and low moisture absorption. These requirements are met by the drylin® linear modules and easy chain® energy chains used.
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