Boca Bearings is proud to introduce their new and expanded line of full ceramic bearings, ceramic hybrid bearings and specialty lubricants specifically designed for the food processing and food packaging industries. Some of the most pressing issues facing the food manufacturing industry today are controlling costs and food safety. Stainless steel bearings, full ceramic bearings and ceramic hybrid bearings are capable of alleviating some of these concerns. Food safety often dictates high pressure and high temperature wash down conditions to maintain sterilization. Unfortunately traditional steel bearings have an extremely limited life in the presence of moisture and heat. The Boca Bearing Company understands that production line downtime can be devastating to a company's bottom line.
Using materials that are chemically inert or non-corrosive like Silicon Carbide, Silicon Nitride, Stainless 316 or Thermoplastic will extend the life of the bearings and keep downtime to a minimum. Additionally ceramic balls are also far more efficient than steel balls because the rolling surface is more spherically perfect and therefore friction is reduced. Companies that have converted to ceramic bearings have seen a decrease of energy consumption and have been able to cut cost. The Boca Bearing Company can also design custom bearings for you utilizing many different specialty materials.