Food and beverage

  • Faced with constant pressure to optimize production, reduce costs and comply with stringent health, safety and environmental regulations, food and beverage processors–Food and beverage— and original equipment manufacturers are turning to SKF for new technologies and services that can meet these business challenges.

Food and beverage Series Bearings

A new sealed bearing with food-grade grease

A smart combination of proven technologies for non-corrosive environments, reducing food safety risks and at the same time increasing reliability.

SKF Food Line ball bearing units

The relubrication-free solution supporting food safety.

Solutions for the processing phase


Cleaning, sorting, grading, peeling, separating and mixing applications require large amounts of water or other fluids. The resulting high humidity and aggressive cleaning agents and contaminants can damage bearing seals and cause corrosion problems. Loss of lubricant and bearing failure often follow, resulting in increased maintenance requirements and worker safety risks.

Application of heat

Chains and bearings require frequent relubrication with expensive high-temperature food-grade grease during high-temperature processes such as baking, frying and roasting. However, frequent relubrication increases lubricant and maintenance costs, and in some cases, excessive grease can contaminate the product. For such extreme temperature challenges, SKF's graphite-based relubrication-free bearing technology can help you improve equipment performance and line efficiency, ultimately reducing your overall operating costs.

Removal of heat

Sub-zero temperatures require more maintenance The sub-zero temperatures required for freezing, chilling and cooling processes require frequent equipment maintenance. During cleaning, rapid temperature increases can cause a breathing effect on bearings, which allows moisture to enter. Grease emulsification and subsequent corrosion often follow, which can lead to premature replacement or failure. Check for bearing, sealing and lubrication solutions designed to withstand cold and very cold environments.

Post-processing and packaging

Improve food line efficiency with SKF Food production lines face many challenges: Unplanned stops of filling, packaging or palletizing assets can limit line efficiency. Sanitary cleaning of assets within food and beverage lines can damage seals and cause bearing corrosion. Excessive re-lubrication can contaminate product and packaging. With SKF's relubrication-free bearing technology, you can save on lubricant and labor costs and reduce the risk of unplanned failures due to under- or over-lubrication.


Loads are defined by their direction. Loads perpendicular to the shaft are called radial loads and loads parallel to the shaft are called axial (thrust) loads.

Successful mounting is critical to the life cycle of your bearing. Proper bearing dismounting can safeguard other machine components and maintenance workers.

  1. The bearing is at the heart of all rotating equipment, and the condition of the bearing often reflects how well a machine is running.
  2. Learn more about bearing damage and bearing failure – and how to prevent it.

Sure, free samples are available for stock products if you can pay for the shipping cost.

We have regular stock for standard bearings that can be shipped right after your payment. It will take 15-60 days for new production order,which depends on your order quantity.

  1. All our bearings are 100% inspected strictly before packing.
  2. If any defective products received, please provide photos and video to show us the problem and help us improve the quality.
  3. New products will be sent to you as replacement if the probelm is product quality.
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