QC Industries has replaced its standard bearings with lube-for-life versions featuring a permanent, micro-poly lubricant designed to meet the needs of its conveyors. According to the company’s press release, the design eliminates the need to periodically lubricate the bearings and prevents grease from escaping and contacting product on the surface of the conveyor.
The micro-poly lubricant consists of polymers and oils that continue to lubricate the bearing surfaces. The lube-for-life bearings, approved by both the USDA and FDA for H-1 food processing applications, contain corrosion inhibitors, antioxidants and an EP additive. Applications include packaging, automation, medical products, assembly, material handling, manufacturing and clean rooms.