Emerson introduces new System Plast NG Evo chain for dry, high-speed conveying in beverage processing

New product is lower-friction, tougher and more elastic than original NG chain. Extensive array of corrosion resistant bearings exhibited as well.
FLORENCE, KY., October 2014 - Emerson's Power Transmission Solutions business will introduce its new System Plast NG™ Evo conveyor chain at Brau Beviale, and will also exhibit a wide variety of bearings engineered for beverage industry applications.
The new NG Evo chain is made from a proprietary, low-friction material for dry high-speed conveying. "NG Evo builds on the success of original NG chain, which is already widely used in the bottling industry," said Jeff Himes, System Plast Senior Product Manager. "The new chain provides a higher breaking load, greater elasticity, lower coefficient of friction and much greater abrasion resistance than the original. All of the physical properties of the original NG chain have been enhanced. NG Evo significantly expands options for dry conveying to meet sustainability and water conservation goals, which will grow in importance for beverage processors worldwide. Beverage handling conveyors are typically lubricated with soap and water that uses two to three times more water than goes into the finished product. There are obvious costs for this, but the hidden cost for wet conveyor is in the slip hazard, pumps, leaks and premature failure of bearings, sensors and other conveyor components. NG Evo chain also reduces the costs and energy for water reclamation and treatment, and eliminates the wear paste buildup caused by mineral-oil-based dry lubricants."
The companion Nolu®-S wear strips and guides enable reduced-lubrication or lubrication-free, high speed conveyor operation. They are made of a unique resin with a solid lubricant that dramatically reduces the coefficient of friction. Nolu-S helps reduce noise, energy consumption, squeaking, and chain pull/belt fatigue. The combination of NG Evo chain and Nolu-S wear strips can reduce a conveyor's energy requirements by up to 30 percent, with service life as much as five times greater.
Corrosion resistant bearings for beverage industry
CRES bearings (Corrosion Resistant Engineered Solutions) from Power Transmission Solutions are engineered to meet beverage industry requirements for higher speeds, tough environments and low
maintenance. Brands include SealMaster® roller and ball bearings, McGill® Camrol® cam follower bearings, Rollway stainless steel bearings and System Plast mounted bearings for washdown.
SealMaster PN Gold Mounted Ball Bearings and RPB-CR Corrosion Resistant Performance Mounted Tapered Roller Bearings meet both CIP (Clean in Place) and SIP (Steam in Place) sanitation requirements. SealMaster PN Gold bearings - with 316 stainless steel housing or high strength composite housing - have high phosphorous, electroless nickel plated inner and outer races. High performance triple-lip contact seals provide multidirectional sealing to help exclude contaminants and retain lubrication. They are factory filled with H1 food grade lubricant. PN Gold bearings are available with features like bolt-on end caps and backside shields that enable them to deliver industry-leading service life and performance.

SealMaster RPB-CR Corrosion Resistant Performance Mounted Tapered Roller Bearings include a fluoropolymer coated housing and locking collars, stainless steel grease fittings, single lip contact seal and GoldPlex®-FG (NSF H1) food grade grease for corrosion resistant applications.

Designed for mechanical automation or linear motion systems, Camrol CRES cam follower bearings are ideal for case packers, palletizers, fillers, cappers, unscramblers and similar food/beverage equipment. Camrol CRES bearings utilize a 400-series corrosion-resistant stainless steel, LUBRI-DISC®+ Seals, and H1 food grade grease.
Rollway stainless steel ball bearings are ideal for high-speed general-purpose applications where there is moisture, water, steam and alkali exposure. They are pre-lubed with a lithium soap multipurpose grease, and special greases are available on request. All metal components are stainless steel, including the backing ring used on the nitrile rubber seals.
System Plast mounted bearings for the beverage industry are built with corrosion resistant thermoplastic housings of reinforced polyamide. A variety of popular housing styles is available, including pillow block, flanged, tapped base, hanger and take-up, with 400-series stainless steel or 52100 bearing quality steel inserts, packed with H1 food grade grease. Optional end caps and backside seals provide added protection for wash-down applications.
To learn more, visit www.emerson-ept.com or Corrosion Resistant Bearings
About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion.  For more information, visit www.Emerson.com
 
About Emerson Industrial AutomationTM
Emerson Industrial Automation (www.EmersonIndustrial.com), a business of Emerson, provides automation and power generation technologies and services to a wide range of industries. With its global capabilities and deep industry expertise, Emerson Industrial Automation is a trusted partner for products and solutions that increase machine performance, efficiency, reliability, and availability. Its industry-leading brands include Appleton®, ASCO®, Branson®, Browning®, Control Techniques®, Jaure®, Kop-Flex®, Leroy-Somer®, McGill®, Morse®, Numatics®, O-Z/Gedney®, Rollway®, SealMaster®, and System Plast™.  For more information, visit powertransmissionsolutions.com
 
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Flavia Bucerzan
Sr. Marketing Communications Specialist EMEA
Emerson Industrial Automation
Power Transmission Solutions
Flavia.bucerzan@regalbeloit.com
Tel:  +40 374 423 695
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