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Bearings for the

Food and Beverage Industries

NSK - Serving the

Food and Beverage Industries
In addition to performing their basic function of enabling moving machine elements to perform satisfactorily, the rolling element
bearings used in the food and beverage industries must also comply with the hygiene requirements synonymous with the industry.
To qualify for use in the food and beverage industries a bearing must perform satisfactorily when under attack from ambient media,
water and chemicals (acids and alkalis) either directly or splash. In addition they can also be exposed to extremes of temperature.
At the same time the bearing cannot be allowed to contaminate the process product with any material that could be injurious to the
consumers health if ingested.
To meet these rigorous demands NSK has developed a range of bearings specifically for the food and beverage industries.


Why choose NSK?

The Benefits
Quality Assurance
NSK uses the latest production techniques to achieve unrivalled product consistency. At each step in the

We understand the problems

Because of our vast applications experience, we appreciate the
key issues faced by designers and manufacturers.

We can supply the answers

With our extensive product range, plus considerable R&D
skills and engineering design capabilities, we find effective,
economical solutions both for new machinery and improvements
on existing equipment.

We bring an extra dimension

Our commitment to quality, the industry, and the customer, has
led to an unrivalled package of service and product benefits.

manufacturing process, industry leading quality assurance techniques are applied to ensure that every
bearing produced is of the highest quality.

Extensive Investment
$168 million US are invested annually in R&D, with considerable research undertaken into materials and
lubrication technology. Our American Technology Centres support the whole of America and co-operate
with sister facilities in Japan, China and Europe to integrate local market needs into Global product

Product Development
NSK listens to the needs of the industry and has developed a range of products in line with those
requirements. New designs are assessed by analytical software and then subjected to
rigorous simulation testing on purpose built rigs before they reach the market place.

Customer Service
NSKs advanced intergrated systems allow location and selection of
global and local stock in order to ensure efficient delivery of product
to optimise stockhold, improve availability and minimise costs.

Technical support
Our experienced sales managers together with our industry specialist
engineers actually support NSKs value added approach to the
application of our bearings. This is aided by a suite of advanced computer
programs and technical literature, plus an interactive website:
We can also offer on site service visits to diagnose problems and help implement
cost effective solutions.

Design Solutions
Through our extensive resources, accumulated knowledge and experience, we can solve specific
application problems as well as continue to develop highly advanced products to meet the current and
future needs of industry. In the majority of cases we already have a solution within our comprehensive
product range.




The RHP Self-Lube range comprises bearings with wide inner rings and mounted bearing units in a variety
of housing designs and materials. The units provide simple and effective bearing arrangements which are
capable of accommodating moderate initial misalignment from mounting errors. They are easily mounted onto
shafting and are particularly useful where fabricated machine frames are employed.

Sealed Inserts

Triple-Lip Seals can be used as replacements for standard design ball bearing inserts
in applications where bearings are exposed to heavy dust and water contamination e.g.
vegetable washing plants, fish processing plants.





Standard, Flinger, and Triple Lip seals


Lower cost of ownership

Nitrile rubber, three lipped seal

bonded to a pressed steel diaphragm

Lower cost of ownership

Steel cage

Easy to install and remove

Pressed steel protector option

Accommodate moderate initial

misalignment during fitting

HLT inserts available

Wide selection of units & inserts
Super finished raceway

Protectors cover shaft ends for safety

and guard against contamination
Smooth and quiet operation

Silver-Lube Bearings

Available for both setscrew and

eccentric locking collar insert options
Large size range offered 12-90mm
bore including imperial options
Inserts interchangeable with
standard items

HLT Inserts

Longer bearing life through superior

seal performance
Extended relubrication intervals
Greater reliability
Simple implementation

HLT Inserts are replacements for Self-Lube bearing inserts providing opportunities to reduce
maintenance, downtime and replacement cost in high/low temperature environments.

The RHP Silver-Lube series is a range of corrosion resistant bearing units specifically for use in industries where
frequent thorough washdowns are necessary, optimum hygiene standards are required and good chemical resistance
is important over a wide temperature range. The units are available in pillow block, two-bolt flange, four-bolt flange and
take-up unit configurations.





Steel cage

Lower cost of ownership

Martensitic stainless steel bearing-rings

Will not contaminate process

Special internal geometry

Martensitic stainless steel balls

- Food grade grease

Wide temperature range grease

Superior service life at high and low


Austenitic stainless steel bearing cage

- No corrosion

Silicone rubber seals

Nitrile rubber seals and Austenitic

stainless steel flingers

- No peeling paint

Interchangeable with standard

Self-Lube inserts

Austenitic stainless steel grease nipple

and grub screws

- Superior resistance to regular washdowns

Thermoplastic polyester resin

housing (Valox 420)

- Simple to retrofit

Long life/low cost of ownership

- Resist failure due to chemical attack

Extended relubrication intervals at high

temperatures (lower maintenance costs)
Simple implementation

Wide operating temperature range

-40C to 180C

Bearings are factory filled with a wide

temperature USDA H1 food grade grease



Stainless Steel
Ball Bearing Units

Our range of stainless steel housed bearing units are lubricated by our own
oil-impregnated material Molded-Oil. They are suited to applications where
cleanliness and a high resistance to corrosion are priorities e.g. fryers, meat
processing conveyors and fish processing plants.

Hybrid Ball Bearings


Hybrid Ball Bearings have an operating life in water five times longer than
stainless steel bearings. They can be completely immersed and still give
satisfactory performance.


Martensitic stainless steel rings



Silicon nitrile balls

Stainless steel housings & inserts

Will not contaminate process

Fluororesin cage

Housings interchangeable with current

NSK units and other ISO standard units

- No leakage from Molded-Oil

Waterproof grease option

Nitrile rubber seals and stainless flingers

- Optional food grade grease

Operating temperatures to 80C

- No corrosion

Open, sealed and stainless

shield executions available

Grease nipple option

USDA H1 compliant grease optional
Molded-Oil lubrication
Available in pillow block, two-bolt flange,
four-bolt flange and take-up unit

Stainless Steel
Stainless steel components
ISO standard dimensions/
Open, sealed and shielded
executions available
Operating temperatures to 80C
Ex-stock availability

- No peeling paint

- Operating life in water 5 times longer than

stainless steel bearings
- Simple to retrofit
- Resists failure due to chemical attack
- Self lubricating cage generally eliminates
need for additional lubrication

Long life/low cost of ownership

- Superior resistance to regular washdowns
- Resists failure due to chemical attack
- Simple to retrofit

Molded-Oil Bearings

Environmentally friendly Molded-Oil bearings offer high performance in

water and dust contaminated applications to extend the bearing life and
offer negligible lubricant leakage.

Our Stainless Steel Bearings have a higher corrosion resistance than those
manufactured from standard bearing steel and are suited to high humidity applications



Special Molded-Oil lubricant

Long life/low cost of ownership

Plated shields or nitrile rubber


- Relubrication eliminated
- Bearing life extended under dusty or watersplash conditions

Spherical roller bearings and

tapered roller bearings also
available with Molded-Oil

- Cost effective option for many applications

Long life/low cost of ownership
- Significantly longer service life
than standard bearings
- Totally interchangeable
with standard bearings
- More cost effective than hybrid or full
ceramic bearings in most cases

Stainless Steel
& Molded-Oil Bearings

The combination of stainless steel bearing components and

Molded-Oil lubricant provides a cost effective solution to
problems caused by high humidity, water splash and particle



Martensitic stainless steel rings

Will not contaminate process

Martensitic stainless steel balls

- Non corroding components

Austenitic stainless steel cage

- No leakage from Molded-Oil

Special Molded-Oil lubricant

Long life/low cost of ownership

Open, sealed and stainless

shield executions available


Long life/low cost of ownership

- Good life in totally immersed conditions

- Relubrication eliminated


Fluoride, Low-Temp
Chrome Coated Bearings

These bearings have a higher corrosion resistance than

hard chrome or electroless nickel-plated bearings and can
be totally immersed in water.



Martensitic stainless steel rings,

fluoride low-temp chrome coated

Optimum performance in extreme conditions

Stainless steel or ceramic balls

Operating temperatures to 80C
Fluororesin or pressed stainless
steel cage

- Superior corrosion resistance even in acidic

- Superior life in wet and hot conditions through self
lubricating cage

Waterproof grease option

Nickel Alloy Coated Bearings are resistant to chemical wash processes

and offer a cheaper alternative to all-ceramic bearings.



Martensitic stainless steel rings

with nickel alloy coating

Optimum performance in extreme


Nickel alloy coated martensitic

stainless steel balls or ceramic balls

Suitable for alkali or weak acid


Fluororesin cage

Higher corrosion resistance than

martensitic stainless steel or hard
chrome plated bearings

Lubrication provided by cage

or waterproof grease
Stainless steel shields
Operating temperatures to 200C

Single Row Cylindrical Roller Bearings with Brass Cage,

Steel Cage or Polyamide Cage

High load capacity

Low noise
Low heat generation
Increased service life
APPLICATIONS: Pumps, compressors, electric motors...

Single Row Angular Contact Ball Bearings.

APPLICATIONS: Pumps, compressors
Polyamide cage 7200 7300
40 contact angle
High load capacity
Polyamide 46 cage (temp Max 150 C)
Universally faced
Preload or axial clearance following application

Open, sealed and stainless shield

executions available

Nickel Alloy Coated


Pumps & Electric Motors: Keep the Control

Steel cage 7200 7300

40 contact angle
Steel cage
Universally faced

Brass cage 7200 7300

40 contact angle
High load capacity
Universally faced
Brass cage
Precision class P6
- Specific axial clearance
- In accordance with API610 standard

B | EA | T85 | SU | N | Series

B | W | G | Series

B | SU | Axx | P6 | Series

Double Row Angular Contact Ball Bearings

Available ranges: 3200 - 3300 / 5200 - 5300 Series
Steel or polyamide cage
Shielded ZZ or 2Z
Sealed DDU or 2RS
APPLICATIONS : Centrifugal pumps, compressors

Single Row Radial Ball Bearings


Available ranges: 600, 6800, 6900, 16000, 16100, 6000, 6200, 6300, 6400 Series
Standard and special applications
Steel, brass or polyamide cage
Low noise
Full sealing options
Large choice of grease
Standard or special steel


Worldwide Sales Offices

NSK Ltd.-Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan
Americas & Europe Department
tel: 03-3779-7120
Asia Marketing & Sales Department tel: 03-3779-7121


South Africa:
NSK South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Asia and Oceania

tel: (011) 458 3600

NSK Australia Pty. Ltd.
tel: (03) 9764-8302
NSK Hong Kong Ltd.
Hong Kong
tel: 2739-9933
Kunshan NSK Co., Ltd.
tel: 0520-7305654
Guizhou HS NSK Bearings Co., Ltd.
tel: 0853-3521505
NSK (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd.
tel: 021-62099051
NSK representative office
tel: 010-6590-8161
NSK representative office
tel: 21-6209-9051
NSK representative office
tel: 020-8732-0583
NSK representative office
tel: 0853-3522522
tel: 04114-65313, 65314, 65365, 66002
NSK representative office
tel: 044-4334732
P.T. NSK Bearings Manufacturing Indonesia
tel: 021-898-0155
NSK Korea Co., Ltd.
tel: 02-3287-0300
NSK Korea Co., Ltd., Changwon Plant
tel: 0551-287-6001
NSK Bearings (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Kuala Lumpur
tel: 03-7958-4396
NSK Micro Precision (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Kuala Lumpur
tel: 03-961-6288

New Zealand:
NSK New Zealand Ltd.
tel: (09) 276-4992
NSK representative office
tel: 02-759-6246
NSK International Singapore Pte Ltd.
tel: (65) 273 0357
NSK Singapore (Pte) Ltd.
tel: (65) 278 1711
Taiwan NSK Precision Co., Ltd.
tel: 02-2591-0656
NSK Bearings (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
tel: 02-6412150~58
NSK Safety Technology (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
tel: (038) 214-317-8
Siam NASTECH Co., Ltd.
tel: (038) 522-343~350


NSK Europe Ltd.

(European Headquarters)
Maidenhead, England
tel: 0162-850-9800
NSK France S.A.
tel: 01 30 57 39 39
NSK Deutschland Gmbh
tel: 02102-481-0
NSK Steering Systems Europe Ltd.
tel: 0771-79082-277
Neuweg Fertigung Gmbh
tel: 07393-540
NSK Italia S.P.A.
tel: 02-995-191
NSK Europe Ltd. Warsaw Liaison Office
tel: 48-22-645-1525, 1526
NSK Iskra S.A.
tel: 48-41-366-6111
NSK Spain S.A.
tel: 93-575-4041

NSK Bearings Middle East Trading Co., Ltd.
tel: 90-216-442-7106
United Kingdom:
NSK Bearings Europe Ltd.
Peterlee, England
tel: 0191-586-6111
NSK European Technology Co., Ltd.
Ruddington, England
tel: 0115-940-5409
Newark, England
tel: 0163-660-5123
NSK Steering Systems Europe Ltd.
Coventry, England
tel: 024-76-588588

North and South America

NSK Americas, Inc. (American Headquarters)

Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.
tel: 734-913-7500
NSK Argentina SRL
Buenos Aires
tel: 011-4762-6556
NSK Brasil Ltda.
So Paulo
tel: 011-3269-4700
NSK Canada Inc.
tel: 905-890-0740
NSK Rodamientos Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.
Mexico City
tel: 5-390-4312
United States of America:
NSK Corporation
Ann Arbor, Michigan
tel: 734-913-7500
Sales Offices:
Ann Arbor, Michigan
tel: 734-913-7500
Santa Fe Springs, California
tel: 562-968-1000
NSK American Technical Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
tel: 734-913-7500
NSK Precision America, Inc.
Franklin, Indiana
tel: 317-738-5038
NSS America
Bennington, Vermont
tel: 802-442-5448
NSK Latin America Inc.
Miami, Florida
tel: (305) 477-0605

NSK Ltd. has a basic policy not to export any products or technology designated as controlled items by export-related laws. When exporting the products in this brochure, the
laws of the exporting country must be observed. Specifications are subject to change without notice and without any obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Every care has
been taken to ensure the accuracy of the data contained in this brochure, but no liability can be accepted for any loss or damage suffered through errors or omissions. We will
gratefully acknowledge any additions or corrections.

NSK Canada
Sales offices
(905) 890-0561
(800) 387-9362
(514) 633-1220
(800) 361-5861
(604) 294-1151
(800) 663-5445
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