LM76 has introduced its RINO Series of FDA/USDA compliant Cam Follower Bearings. Available in 12 sizes these cam follower bearings integrate: Stainless steel studs, hybrid stainless steel/ceramic bearings, FDA approved Lubricant, and poly-crystalline non-metallic tires. Mounted on stainless steel studs, LM76’s CERAMICSPEED hybrid radial bearings incorporate a stainless steel race and low friction ceramic balls that can handle high loads, are capable of high-speed operation, and have an exceptionally long service life. The tire is formed from a super wear-resistant poly-crystalline compound that has no soft spots and will not deform under pressure.
Developed for applications in food and drink processing, dairy, poultry and meat processing, medical, pharmaceutical, and Bio-Pharma industries these cam follower bearings can be repeatability sanitized with caustic cleaning agents, steam, and high-pressure washes.
The smallest of the series of cam follower bearings is the X1-6, having a 0.625-in. O.D. and capable of handling a 60 lb load. The largest of the 12 is the X1-20 with an O.D. of 2.000 in. and is capable of handling a 560 lb load. Each bearing is permanently lubricated with FDA SLT DRYLUBE which coats the race and balls and not displaced by high pressure or caustic chemicals.
LM76 also manufactures a broad variety of FDA & USDA compliant bearings and shafting, in inch sizes of .25 inches to 1.5 inches, and an FDA & USDA compliant profile rail and slide system that can easily be integrated into new and existing applications. The bearing options include Self-lubricating FDA & USDA compliant Teflon composite bearings in a 304 stainless steel shell, and lower cost bearings with a ceramic coated shell and FDA & USDA compliant liner. Bearings are available in closed and open configurations and are drop-in replacements for all inch sized linear ball bearings.