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Food Certification: 4 Reasons to be Thankful for Plastic Bearings in Poultry Processing

November 22, 2016

Plastic Bearings in Poultry Processing

Food certification and safety are top-of-mind this week, as Americans prepare to consume roughly 46 million turkeys in the next few days. Yet have you ever wondered how poultry is processed to ensure that it’s safe to eat? In honor of this Thanksgiving holiday, today we share 4 reasons we’re thankful for plastic bearings in poultry processing.

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Food Safety and Sanitation: 4 Ways Processors Can Improve Compliance

July 19, 2016

Food Safety and Sanitation: 4 Ways Processors Can Improve Compliance

Food safety and sanitation issues continue to dominate industry news this season, and many headlines are aimed directly at consumers. Did you know that the USDA is pledging to share more data from their inspections of processing and slaughter facilities? Read about it here in Food Safety Magazine. Given this increased level of consumer scrutiny, we’ve got four tips to help food and meat processors improve compliance with food safety and sanitation regulations.

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MAC & METAL: A recipe for DISASTER!

April 7, 2016

MAC & METAL: A recipe for DISASTER!

Guest Blogger - Quadrant Plastics

In a case study ripped from the headlines metal contamination found in Kraft Macaroni & Cheese recently created a huge media storm, drop in stock price, and loss of customer confidence. According to the FDA and other major news sources, Kraft Foods voluntarily recalled 6 million boxes of Mac & Cheese (with a financial hit estimated between 6-10.8 million dollars). Lets use this real life example to explore the bigger picture and illustrate how global and domestic food manufactures are able to eliminate the source of the metal contaminant from the manufacturing process using FDA and EU compliant engineering grade plastics.

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Food Packaging: Plastic Bearings Increase Production of Ice Cream

October 30, 2014

 Plastic Bearings Increase Production of Ice CreamSpeed is the name of the game with any food processing application, since any manufacturing stoppage means lost productivity and lost profits. In the case of ice cream production, the stakes are even higher given perishable diary ingredients and the real risk of contamination. That’s one reason why the country’s leading ice cream producers look to Ultracomp bearings to keep their conveyor systems rolling.

Read on to learn how Ultracomp bearings are keeping the conveyors rolling:

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Bearings for Food Processing: Rulon 641 is in Hot Oil

October 9, 2014

Bearings for Food Processing: Rulon 641 is in Hot Oil When a major producer of industrial frying equipment called with a special request for a hot-oil circulation pump bearing, we knew Rulon 641 would be the proven winner for this tough application. As a longtime partner with food processing and food packaging equipment makers, the TriStar team was able to quickly provide the stock material needed to keep the oil moving and the potato chips crisp!

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Self-Lubricating Ultracomp Increases Production, Eliminates Maintenance

September 4, 2014

During sugar cane harvest, our partner processes and crushes over 7000 tons of raw sugar cane each day. We teamed up with a major producer of sugar cane to reduce equipment maintenance and save them thousands of dollars in lost production time. 

During sugar cane harvest, our partner processes and crushes over 7000 tons of raw sugar cane each day. The factory operates in 24/7 mode to make the most of the short season, and any shut down or delay in processing can be devastating to the bottom line. Yet our client complained that the sticky sugar substance was causing the metal bearings to fail, and production rates to plummet.

By replacing high-maintenance metal bearings with zero-maintenance Ultracomp 500 bearings on the line’s hydro-mechanical roll presses; our partner realized a significant savings.

Here’s how:

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Food Processing, Custom Plastic Fabrication & Frying – Oh my!

July 17, 2014

1)	Food Processing, Custom Plastic Fabrication & Frying – Oh my!Have you obtained your free copies of our Food Processing and Food Packaging technical white papers?   Here you’ll learn how food manufacturers are increasing production levels and improving safety ― simply by replacing traditional metal and bronze bearings with durable, value-driven composites and polymers.

Another unique food bearing challenge recently came through our custom fabrication shop when we developed Ultraflon components for a brand new French fry machine. 

Here’s how:

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Custom Bearings for Peanut Processing

July 10, 2014

Custom Bearings for Peanut ProcessingThe food industry has unique demands for bearing applications; from strict safety regulations to compatibility with sanitation chemicals - we’ve even produced several technical papers for food manufacturers on the subject.  But when it comes to processing fresh foods, there’s the added pressure of an accelerated harvest schedule.  There’s simply no time for a bearing failure or breakdown, and not all bearings can maintain the intense, 24/7 equipment demands.  Custom-fabricated Ertalyte TX bearings are the exception, and have given a major peanut processor the perfect replacement for brass and stainless steel bearings.  

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Electronics LCD Bearings: Rulon J Hits the Big Screen

June 19, 2014

Electronics LCD Bearings: Rulon J Hits the Big ScreenQ: How do Rulon J bearings perform in high-temperature ovens?  Our company produces LCD panels and needs a superior bearing for an extremely hot and dry manufacturing environment with inert gas.

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