Lubricants and Systems for Food, Beverage & Pharmaceutical Industries
H1 and H2 high-performance oils and greases specially formulated to meet severe operating conditions and expansive machinery
When it comes to food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications, Lubrication Engineers food grade oil and food grade grease can play a significant role in preventing costly damage brought on by severe operating conditions. Our high-performance food grade greases and oils are registered NSF H1 for incidental food contact, certified Kosher Pareve, and certified Halal by IFANCA – making them suitable for use in food manufacturing plants.
Regardless of load, temperature, environment and speed, LE has a suitable food machinery lubricant solution for your facility. Some of LE’s food machinery lubricants are additive-free USP-grade white mineral oils, while others contain our exclusive additive Quinplex that imparts various qualities to our food machinery lubricants, including impact resistance, wear reduction, and increased oil film strength.
Typical applications where our customers have used LE’s food grade lubricants include blenders, bottle washers, cams, conveyors, gearboxes, slides, conveyer chains, cookers, bottling machines, packaging equipment, valves, hydraulics, canning machines, bushings and more. We have hundreds of testimonials showcasing how we have helped customers with their lubrication reliability, including critical applications and equipment.
NSF H1 Lubricants
Cleared for Incidental Food Contact
Lubricants that are NSF H1 certified have been cleared for use in
USDA-inspected food processing plants and can be used where
incidental food contact may occur. Uses for an H1 lubricant include
protective antirust film, release agent on gaskets or seals of tank
closures, and lubricant for machine parts and equipment. The amount
of lubricant used should be the smallest needed to accomplish the
desired effect. All LE H1 lubricants are certified Halal by IFANCA, and –
except for H1 Machine Oil (6751) – are also certified Kosher Pareve by
the Orthodox Union.
USDA H2 Lubricants
Recommended for Nonfood Contact Areas
H2 lubricants meet USDA H2 criteria for nonfood contact areas of food processing plants. These are lubricant applications
with no possibility of food contact and are usually below the production line. Most LE lubricants meet USDA H2 criteria. See
pages 3 and 4 of this brochure for those USDA H2 lubricants used most frequently by LE’s food and beverage customers.
Common lubricant suffering points for modern machinery operations include:
Bearing failures - Greases that are subject to heat can melt and run out of bearings. Greases that do not form a good seal can let in contaminants. LE has greases that are extremely tacky and nearly impervious to water washout, and can handle heavy loads with ease. We also offers automatic lubrication systems for making sure grease is applied in the right place at the right time in the right quantity.
Wire rope - Do your wire ropes, cables and draglines become rusted, corroded or frayed? You can protect your wire rope and cable from high stress loading, shock loading, jerking and heavy loads with LE's full line of penetrating and coating wire rope lubricants. Whether you want lubricant to penetrate to the core or to coat and seal, LE has a full range of protective lubricant solutions, including wire rope lubricant applicators to reduce labor costs and ensure safe, reliable operation.
Reliability Centered Maintenance, (see steps below), is the approach endorsed by Maintenance Professionals across industries. We practice RCM to support the protection of assets at the lowest life-cycle cost. Our World Class Lubrication Reliability Program incorporates best practices and produces optimum results.
For machinery to run efficiently, they depend on the type of lubricant selected as well as the method of application. Modern machinery requires exact methods of application, unlike when lubrication could be applied by hand, today it needs to be precisely controlled. For most machinery, different methods of lubrication and types of lubricants must be employed for different parts with either a grease or oil lubricant.
Whatever your lubrication needs, LTI can help
Extreme pressure, high temperature, continuous high speed, and contamination from dirt and moisture are all conditions that can create strenuous demands on the lubrication systems protecting valuable production assets at rubber mills and plastic manufacturing plants. Whether you are producing the resin or producing a finished rubber or plastic product, Lubrication Engineers can help you create and implement a customized lubrication reliability program that protects your equipment and keeps it contaminant-free. LTI's RCM program can deliver quantifiable performance advantages to rubber and plastic manufacturing operations of all types and sizes.
Proper lubrication + contamination control = profits
It makes sense. The number one cause of failures is contamination of hydraulic oils and lubrcating oils with dirt and water. If we can limit the size of particulates that enter oil reservoirs to smaller than the film of oil we are counting on to run interference between two opposing moving metal parts, then we can accomplish the following:
Lengthen lifespan of parts, equipment and lubricant
Increase time between failures / increase production
Reduce friction, heat and wear
Reduce energy consumption
Reduce oil temperatures
Increase oil change intervals /decrease waste oil / decrease new oil purchases
Lubricant Handling / Storage Contamination Control
Keep it Clean-Cool-Dry
- Color Coding
Monitor / Improve