Resolving Food and Beverage Challenges

When it comes to sealing food and beverage systems against leaks, contamination and malfunctions, meeting a product specification does not guarantee that seals will function as needed, two Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies experts told a webinar audience in September. Freudenberg-NOK runs the business operations for Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in the Americas. Freudenberg’s David Clark, Operations Manager, … Continue reading Resolving Food and Beverage Challenges

FDA Standards Key to Proper Gasket Selection

Food and beverage producers rely on a wide array of equipment to ensure their products are safe and free of contamination. Sealing devices such as gaskets are key components in this equipment, yet do not receive the attention they warrant given the critical importance of their function. PTFE-based and elastomeric seals have for decades been … Continue reading FDA Standards Key to Proper Gasket Selection

Sealing Materials for Food Applications

Article re-posted with permission from Parker Hannifin Sealing & Shielding Team. Original content can be found on Parker’s Blog. A Guide to Selecting the Proper Sealing Material for Food Applications The substances used in the food and in the chemical process industries are identical in many cases, whether they are of natural origin or synthetically … Continue reading Sealing Materials for Food Applications

The Perfect Wave; The Gerromatic Rotary Seal

Gear motors, pumps and stirring units keep process material in constant motion in the process industry’s production facilities. A large number of shaft seals are used at drive shafts to keep liquids securely within the equipment. But leaks may be more likely to occur if the pressure acting on the seals becomes too great. Freudenberg … Continue reading The Perfect Wave; The Gerromatic Rotary Seal

Proven Seal Design, New Materials

The Freudenberg Simmerring has been a successful product for about 85 years. It seals rotating shafts reliably, and is used in millions of applications and machines in many industries. The Simmerring is flexible, highly loadable, and very dependable. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has now further developed Simmerrings for use in the process industry – and they … Continue reading Proven Seal Design, New Materials

The New Generation of EPDM Materials

Their outstanding performance in critical media makes Freudenberg’s new EPDM materials the first choice for a broad range of O-ring, molded part and diaphragm applications in the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries, compliant with all essential national and international standards. Knowing what counts: as the market specialist for demanding sealing applications in process industries, … Continue reading The New Generation of EPDM Materials

The Rise of Metal Detectable O-Rings

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Every year, nearly 1 in 6 people in the U.S. get sick (~48 million people), 100,000+ are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne illnesses or diseases, according to data from the CDC. Though this is largely a preventable problem, it still poses a significant public health burden. The FDA Food … Continue reading The Rise of Metal Detectable O-Rings

[Video] Installation of Large Size Radial Shaft Seals

Installing Radial Shaft Seals Radial shaft seals, also known as lip seals, are used to seal rotary elements, like a shaft or rotating bore. Hydraulic pump seals, axle seals, valve stem seals, or strut seals are the most common examples the average person would recognize. Radial shaft seals are used in a variety of applications … Continue reading [Video] Installation of Large Size Radial Shaft Seals

Secure, Hygienic Connections

Clamp seals guarantee fast and extremely secure tube connections in machines that are operated continuously. They are especially easy to install and re-separate. At drinktec 2017, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies presented its newly developed clamp seals, which not only reliably seal tube connections in production facilities – they also eliminate the costly conversion of connections to … Continue reading Secure, Hygienic Connections

New Sealing Material HiFluor® FB

Article re-posted with permission from Parker Hannifin Sealing & Shielding Team. Original content can be found on Parker’s Blog. New Sealing Material HiFluor® FB for Hygienically Sensitive Applications Be it in the production of food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics or medical devices coming into contact with the human body, excellent purity and media resistance combined with … Continue reading New Sealing Material HiFluor® FB