Dodge SC 2-5/16" ball bearing pillow block
Continuous water splash. Speed 80 RPM. Temperature 90-105 degrees F. Bearing life 3 months maximum.
MicroPoly filled bearings have lasted over 1 year.
5206 double row ball bearings
Application is on a V Mag stuffer in an angle gearbox. The speed is 200 RPM. The bearings are contaminated with a caustic meat emulsion and washed down every evening. Normal greased bearings are replaced after 4 months.
MicroPoly filled bearings have been in for over 1 year.
1" housed ball bearing
Water and wash down chemicals cause premature bearing failure at 6 months. Speed is 100 RPM. Temperature 80 degrees F.
MicroPoly filled bearings have been in service for 1 year and are still running.
SealMaster ER 205
Wash down caused corrosion of bearings. Bearing life 4-6 months.
MicroPoly filled bearings are lasting 8-12 months.
RAF Fafnir pillow block 1-1/4 shaft
100 degree steam lowers viscosity of grease in bearings, causing the grease to leak out of the bearing. Bearing life 3 months.
MicroPoly solved the leakage problem. Bearing life extended to 1 year.
Heavy wash down. Bearings were very difficult to replace. Bearing life 3 weeks.
MicroPoly filled bearings provided 7 months of life, with a considerable cost savings.
Single row ball bearing
Flour and dough particles get into the bearings, causing premature bearing failure. Customer used an oil/lube tube to try to lubricate the bearing. Speed 800 RPM. Temperature 100°F.
MicroPoly is providing lubrication and at the same time is keeping the flour and dough out of the bearing. Customer has eliminated the lube pipes for the bearing.
Single row ball bearing
Wash down of the bearings with water and detergents causes premature bearing failure. Bearing life 3-4 weeks
Customer discontinued monitoring after 9 weeks; results exceeded expectations. Estimated savings is $170,000.
6000-2RS stainless steel ball bearing
Water and beverage syrup run over the bearings. Bearing life 2 months.
Food grade MicroPoly was installed in the bearings. Bearing life extended to at least 8 months.
Stainless steel ball bearing, 20 mm bore
Absolutely no lubrication could be used in valve, and no bacteria contamination permitted. Speed is 35 cycles per minute, 90 degree turn. Temperature 160-180°F. Bearing life 2 weeks.
The life of the MicroPoly filled bearing has increased to 8-10 weeks with no bacteria contamination found.
5202, 7206, 6002, CR101UU, DDFIF814ZZ
Heavy wash down. Bearings expensive to change out during fishing and canning season and are typically replaced during production.
Bearings lasted a full season, saving cost of bearing replacement, labor, and down time.
6206-2RS single row ball bearings and 5206-2RS double row ball bearings
Bearings are exposed to fish and fish scale residue, cold temperatures, and water wash down. Bearing life 3-4 weeks.
Bearings filled with MicroPoly now last 3-4 months, cutting both bearing replacement cost and downtime.
Link Belt wash down flanges; various sizes
Water sprayed into bearings along with dirt and contaminants, as well as tomato acid, resulting in loss of bearings for half the harvest season.
Food grade MicroPoly installed and bearings are lasting through the harvest season.
Torrington needle bearing #HJ-202816
Bearing life 2 weeks. Speed 150 feet per minute. Failure was caused by high heat (up to 200°F) and constant use.
Bearing life has been extended to more than 18 months.
ER-32 and ER-28 inserts
Bearings were failing due to lack of lubrication. The speed is 350 RPM. They would replace the bearings 2-3 times per harvest season.
Bearings fitted with MicroPoly are now in their second harvest season.
1-7/16 flange bearings
Slow speed, some heat and normal wash down of equipment. Normal life for greased bearings is one year.
16 bearings have been in for over 2 years and were still running.
1-1/4" housed ball bearings
Moisture and wash down solution caused corrosion of bearings and housing. Bearing life varied.
Replacing bearings with Linkbelt Klean-Gard bearings filled with MicroPoly has eliminated failures.
Housed ball bearings, 3/4" to 1-1/4"
Bearings failed prematurely due to contamination by small cardboard particles. Grease was leaking out of the bearings, causing the manufacturer to scrap some product.
600% bearing life improvement and elimination of scrap caused by grease contamination.
1" housed bearings
During the sizing operation, salt and other seasonings are added. These solid particulates contaminated the bearings, causing bearing failure in 6-8 weeks. Downtime costs customer $25,000 per hour.
MicroPoly filled bearings have been running for 2 years without any problems. Estimated annual savings is $660,000. MicroPoly is now used on all of the sizing lines and inclines.
Kaydon slim line bearing KD050CPO
Bearings are subject to a very heavy wash down. Bearing life 1 month.
Bearings have continued to run through harvesting and production season. Bearing life has been extended to more than 5 months.
RCTJ 1-1/4" pillow block, VCFT207 2-bolt flange
Warm, moist environment.
MicroPoly has eliminated the need to grease and therefore has reduced the consumption of grease and its cost.
McGill pillow blocks
MicroPoly filled bearings have been in for over 1-1/2 years, eliminating the cost and labor for greasing the bearings.
Two 2-15/16 SKF pillow block bearings
Steam, high temperature (300°F), and moisture contamination. Normal greased bearings last six months.
Two bearings with High Temperature MicroPoly have been in for 9 months and were still running.
Dirt contamination and wash down. Had to replace bearings at least twice a season.
No replacement during current season. MicroPoly has tripled bearing life.
Rex 5207Z tapered spherical
Wash down; bearing was mounted on tail pulley of incline receiving line. It was then submerged in dirty water, running 24 hours a day 7 days a week for 120 days. Conveyor speed is 65 fpm with an average weight of 175 lbs. per foot. Bearings were replaced every 90 to 120 days (each harvest season).
MicroPoly filled bearings are in their second season. After inspection it is believed that three seasons will be possible.
B1065-1 needle roller bearing
Heavy water wash down and citrus juice exposure. Bearing life 2 weeks.
MicroPoly filled bearings have been in service for more than 6 months.
Heavy wash down, water and cleaning chemicals. Continual replacement of various bearings was occurring. The fish oil caused bearing failures.
MicroPoly has tripled life of bearings.
Tapered roller bearing, 1" bore
Wash down after each shift.
Three-fold increase in wheel bearing life with MicroPoly MPF-0696 food grade formula.