ETX Seal for FDA/USDA Linear
Bearing Applications

Our customer called and said he was told, " if you need a solution, call LM76!" He did, and we solved
his problem. The customer is an internationally known manufacturer of cheese slicing equipment. Since these bearings are not in direct contact with cheese being sliced, they do not have to be of stainless construction - they do see cheese debris and non-caustic washdown. The customer needed a hard, low friction seal which would also act as a scraper. However, unlike Buna or Nitrile seals which increase friction and trap debris, this application required a seal which would contribute to low friction while having the hardness and dimensional characteristics of a scraper. LM76 machined seals from ETX.

ETX has wear-resistance and dimensional stability surpassing other common wear grade plastics, and excellent resistance to many harsh chemicals, including aggressive food products, cleaning solutions and petroleum products. It outlasts unfilled nylons (PA) by a minimum factor of 8 and lasts a minimum of 50 times longer than unfilled acetals (POM).
Even industry-standard wear materials like PTFE filled acetal and oil filled nylon are no match for the performance of ETX. Because of the material's unique composition, its wear resistance increases as bearing velocities increase. Adding to the product's strengths are its ability to maintain tight dimensions and close tolerances in wet environments unsuitable for nylon materials.
Further, since ETX has FDA and USDA compliance, it can be used or machined components for food packaging and processing equipment.

For more information call Mike Quinn 1-800-513-3163
mquinn@lm76.com