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SKF Food line.
The secret ingredient.

A secret ingredient can make all the difference. It adds that little extra that elevates the taste, thereby boosting sales and promoting long-term success. What if you could add a secret ingredient to the machines that produce that tasty bread, chocolate, juice, pizza or soft drink? 

SKF Food line is a portfolio of bearings and bearing units specifically developed for the needs and requirements of the food and beverage industry. Every bearing is designed to make the grease stay in, and the contaminants stay out. Critical all the way from preparation and processing to post-processing and packaging, as contamination can occur everywhere.

Improve food safety
at every step of production

The latest addition to SKF Food line is spherical roller bearings for demanding food and beverage applications. They are equipped with food grade seals and food grade grease to improve food safety and reduce maintenance (service life is on average three timeslonger than for SKF open bearings).

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Food-safe production
in every process

Produce more with
minimal maintenance

Reduce the
environmental impact

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High-performance food grade NSF H1 grease – optimized for the food and beverage industry. Grease is Halal and Kosher certified and complies with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Community (EC) recommendations.

Challenges with open bearings

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Strict cleaning regime

  • Water and detergent ingress
  • Grease separates into oil and
    thickening agent
  • Reduced bearing lifetime

→ Unplanned and frequent production stops

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Frequent relubrication

  • Labor intensive maintenance
  • Insufficient lubrication
  • Reduced bearing lifetime

→ Unplanned and frequent production stops

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Grease leakage

  • Bacteria adhere to the grease with the potential risk of cross-contamination at washdown
  • Production stop and product recall

→ Damaged brand image and additional costs

Don’t risk it

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Consumer attitudes*


Would abandon a brand if a
recall was issued due
to consumer sickness


Would leave the brand for a few
months before coming back

* According to Trustwell, 2021


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This is SKF Food line portfolio

A complete portfolio of bearings and bearing units to enhance the food safety of essentially any food and beverage application. When you choose SKF, you also get access to the vast knowledge and experience that we have gained over many years. 

Stainless steel deep groove ball bearing

MRC Ultra corrosion resistant sealed deep groove ball bearing

Deep groove ball bearing

Spherical roller bearing for heavy loads

Completely sealed ball bearing units

Portfolio characteristics

  • Food grade contact seals compliant with food safety regulations
  • Prefilled with NSF category H1 registered food grade grease
  • Bearings manufactured to the standards of SKF Explorer performance class
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Application examples

  • Pellet presses
  • Ice cream production
  • Chocolate refiners
  • Flour mill
  • Dough mixers
  • Pasta machines

Some insights you might find interesting

Avoid unwanted surprises in your food production

Food safety compliance is not just about the critical points in production. Contamination can occur everywhere, including pre- and post-processing.

From food grade to food safe

Food grade is commonly considered equivalent to having food grade seals, food grade grease and corrosion-resistant bearing units.