Articles About food


How Modified Standard Gearboxes Solve Real-World Problems

Gearboxes are essential for practically every industry. What happens when there are specific challenges presented - whether it be environmental, safety or application challenges? How can a gearbox work in extreme conditions? Learn how we can implement a standard gearbox with modifications that are ideal for your applications.

Hitesh Patel has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. With 14 years of various experience throughout different industries, Hitesh started working at DieQua straight out of college as a Product support specialist. 12 years later, Hitesh returned to DieQua, this time, as a Product Manager for Power Transmission components. Hitesh currently works with inside and outside sales for defining and planning product enhancements and developments for both current and NEW products. In addition to this, he also helps with mapping strategic goals with distributors, OEMs and system integrators for business growth.

Meikel Quaas, President and co-owner of DieQua Corporation, is a degreed Mechanical Engineer from the University of Illinois. Mike is the second generation owner of DieQua and has been serving as President since 1998. He is also active on a daily basis on the engineering and sales floor and is constantly working with customers, creating engineered solutions to a constant stream of power transmission applications. Webinars Courtesy of Diequa Corporation

Super Stainless Offers Unparalleled Strength for Food and Beverage Manufacturing

When your chains are breaking down or corroding due to extreme temperature and high moisture level in your Food & Beverage (F&B) operations, it's time to switch them with a new one! Here's a new chain solution! Tsubaki Super Stainless™ roller chain combines the corrosion resistance of stainless steel with the strength of carbon steel and offers longer wear life than standard stainless steel resulting in reduced maintenance costs! White Papers Courtesy of U.S. Tsubaki

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1 Food & Beverage Industry Product Round-Up (August 2018)

Some of the latest power transmission and mechanical motion products specifically designed for food and beverage applications.

2 Reducing Food Processing Plant Energy Costs (February 2016)

U.S. manufacturers, such as food processors, face an unprecedented competitive environment and must look for ways to be profitable without negatively affecting the quality of finished products.

3 Gearbox Development for the Food and Beverage Processing Industry (September 2019)

How one gearbox manufacturer took an existing design and transformed it to meet the needs of this demanding environment.

4 The Clean Cut (August 2018)

JBT Corporation benefits from Kollmorgen Hygienic motor design in food and beverage application.

5 Come and Get It (September 2019)

Learn, touch and taste at Process Expo.

6 NORD Gear Offers Drive Solutions for Intelligent Brewing (September 2019)

Worm, bevel, and parallel shaft gear units were installed at two breweries to provide the necessary process control.

7 Bearing Lubricant Solution (December 2016)

A Chicago-area bakery was replacing the tray support bearings in its ovens on a reactionary basis. Their weekly inspection cycle was resulting in two mechanics spending an average of 20 labor hours per week to replace failed bearings. The premature bearing failures were caused by a combination of the high heat and humidity in the ovens, resulting in lubrication failure and contamination. When BDI was asked to recommend a solution, the bakery was averaging one month of bearing life in this application.

8 Slicing Downtime (March 2016)

An independent cheese packager in central Wisconsin packages millions of pounds of cheese every year. Whether shredded, sliced, crumbled or waxed, each package is designed specifically for a customer’s unique needs. As a “toll processor,” production line speed is critical to productivity as well as profitability.

9 Whats on Your Menu (October 2017)

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's hard not to think of the smorgasbord most of us experience on America's most food-centric holiday. If your family celebrates like mine, then there's always plenty of food—and more importantly—plenty of choices.

10 Planning Ahead (April 2019)

Navigating Clutch/Brake Operation in Harsh Environmental Conditions: Chemicals, saltwater, food particles, heat, dust, and electrical corrosion are just a few of the many issues that can cause clutches and brakes to fail prematurely.

11 Eats, Drinks and Treats (September 2017)

Process Expo and Pack Expo Highlight the Latest Technology for Food & Beverage Applications.

News Items About food

1 Igus Provides Polymers for Food Protection (September 30, 2013)
Designers and operators of food production lines must adhere to strict food hygiene regulations from the FDA to ensure consumers can buy ...

2 Baldor Introduces Food Safe Motors (October 6, 2017)
Baldor recently announced the next generation food safe, stainless steel motor platform for extreme environments within the food and beve...

3 NTN Offers Food Grade Mounted Units (September 16, 2014)
NTN Food Grade Mounted Units protect bearings from the harsh environments in the food and beverage industry. This stainless series has a ...

4 Revolvo Bearings Cut Downtime in Food Processing (November 27, 2013)
With supermarkets continuously driving down prices, despite rising inflation, food production is perhaps one of the most ultra-competitiv...

5 Stafford Offers Shaft Mount Components for Food Processing (August 21, 2013)
Custom thermoplastic shaft collars, couplings, and flange mounts for food processing equipment and conveyors used in wet environments and...

6 Sumitomo Drive Technologies Introduces Food-Grade, High-Pressure Washdown Hyponic Right Angle Reducer (March 24, 2008)
Sumitomo introduces its newest Hyponic® product variant designed for the food industry and high-pressure washdown (HPW) applications. Dev...

7 Specialized Gripper Expands Product Line into Food-Handling Business (September 19, 2008)
The newest edition to the Techno-Sommer Automatic product line is the GGL3060 "Food" gripper. Designed specifically for food-...

8 AutomationDirect Adds Sensors for Food/Beverage Industry (January 6, 2011)
AutomationDirect's new line of food and beverage sensor products includes AC and DC proximity and photoelectric sensors and quick-dis...

9 KML Stand-Out Mounted Bearings Offer Sanitation Protection to Food and Beverage Applications (May 22, 2020)
KML Bearing USA meets the need for greater sanitation in food and beverage manufacturing with its Stand-Out Mounted Bearings that incorpo...

10 Hygienic Gearbox Meets Food and Pharma Standards (October 7, 2014)
Neugart USA has designed its new HLAE gearbox from the ground up for use in food processing, pharmaceutical and other industries with str...

11 ProFood Tech Preview: Kollmorgen (March 11, 2019)
Kollmorgen will feature its latest processing innovations and technologies for the food and beverage industries at ProFood Tech, March 26...

12 Baldor Announces Food Safe Motors Line (January 5, 2018)
Baldor recently announced the complete line of food-safe stainless steel motors designed around sanitary equipment principles and compati...

13 Tolomatic Servo Actuator Designed for Food and Beverage Processing (April 20, 2017)
The Tolomatic IMA electric linear actuator is now available with a food-grade white epoxy coating and stainless steel components for wash...

14 SEW-Eurodrive Introduces New Food Industry Drive System (April 29, 2005)
The Food Industry Option Package from SEW-Eurodrive is a drive system with specialized components to meet the damp conditions and chemica...

15 Iwis Offers Relubricant for Food Industry Chains (May 22, 2019)
Following the proven success of its VP6 Kombi Superplus Spray for industrial chain applications, drive systems supplier Iwis has launched...

16 Zero-Maxs Keyless Shaft Locking Bushings Contain FDA-Approved Food Grade Minimums (July 26, 2007)
Zero Max's ETP Stainless Steel shaft locking bushings are designed to lock gears, pulleys, sprockets and other components to a keyles...

17 Leroy-Somer Designs Geared Motor for the Food Industry (March 8, 2007)
The new Multibloc IAW FLS IAW worm geared motor range from Leroy Somer was designed for extreme use conditions and harsh environments suc...

18 Stafford Offers Components for Food Processing Applications (February 6, 2019)
A line of shaft collars, couplings, and mounts that are compatible with conveyors used in poultry and meat processing and packaging lin...

19 Thomson Bearings Challenge Food Processing Applications (May 2, 2011)
Thomson recently introduced Food Grade FluoroNyliner Bushing Bearings featuring a non-magnetic 303 Stainless Steel corrosion resistant sl...

20 LM76 Offers FoodStream Pillow and Flange Blocks (December 19, 2016)
FoodStream electrodeless nickel-plated pillow and flange blocks from LM76 are FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant linear motion components. They ...

21 ProFood Tech Preview: Kollmorgen (March 10, 2017)
Kollmorgen invites ProFood Tech attendees to visit Booth #2840  April 4 – 6, 2017, at McCormick Place in Chicago to learn more...

22 Bison Employees Volunteer at Food Bank through BisonCares Program (July 16, 2018)
Back on June 21, 2018 ten members of the BisonCares team, led by Bison Gear & Engineering CEO John Burch, donated personal time to ...

23 Boston Gear Mounted Bearings and Universal Joints Added to Stainless Steel Food Processing Line (December 14, 2015)
Boston Gear has added new mounted bearing designs and universal joints to its line of stainless steel shaft accessories designed for supe...

24 Bearings for the Food Processing Industry (April 1, 2011)
Boca Bearings recently introduced their new and expanded line of full ceramic bearings, ceramic hybrid bearings and specialty lubricates ...