Premier Is: Long lasting bearing solution for freezing tunnel applications
"Premier Is" is one of the oldest dairies in Denmark. In season, they produce up to 270 pallets of ice cream each day. After the ice cream is produced - and just before packaging - it is transported into a freezing tunnel which is 37oC below zero.
The bearings are fitted in turning wheels located at each end of a feezing tunnel (-37oC) to guide the hundreds of meters of chain slowly transporting the products in a bottom to top spiral route. Moist is accumulated when cleaning with hot water and the moist is sucked into the bearing houses. Therefore, the lubricant tends to be contaminated with water jeopardizing the functionality of the bearing as wear is increased dramatically.
Due to the favorable material properties of a hybrid bearing - which bearing houses from NGI can be fitted with - this problematic will damage a hybrid bearing far less compared to standard steel bearings. In addition, the bearing houses from NGI have a unique, patented sealing system that is waterproof at more than 3o misalignment minimizing the risk of moist entering into the bearing house in the first place.
Preimier Is tested the hybrid bearings from Ceramic Speed - which bearing houses from NGI can be fitted with - and achieved 4 times (or even longer) bearing life while reducing downtime and operational costs.
Certified hygienic 3-A, EHEDG & USDA
The only bearing houses in the world hygienically certified by 3-A, EHEDG and USDA standards for use in sanitary production environments.
The bearing houses are lubrification free which minimizes maintenance and the need for grease, thereby, minimizing the risk of cotaminating the product.
Read more about our certified hygienic bearing houses