Bearing withstands washdown environments
25 January 2013
Amounted ball bearing for washdown operating environments such as food processing is being shown by Baldor. Called Ultra Kleen, the new Dodgebrand bearing features a 100% stainless steel bearing insert plus a new sea
Called Ultra Kleen, the new Dodgebrand bearing features a 100% stainless steel bearing insert plus a new sealing system and ball retainer that retain lubrication and prevent washout in wet operating environments.
The QuadGuard sealing system has a triple lip seal and a rubberised flinger. The seal offers three points of contact to keep lubricant in and contaminants out. The rubberised flinger is a moulded nitrile rubber component that is bonded to the flinger surface and provides an additional barrier to contaminants.
A further innovation, a two-piece ball retaining cage called Maxlife, also aids reliability by creating a grease compartment around each of the rolling elements. The compartments provide constant contact between ball and grease so an oil film always exists to prevent wear, and minimise friction and heat.
The new bearings complement the existing Dodge EZ Kleen range.