Enhance the life of your food processing machines with new coating material from igus

Shery George | 11 October 2021

Whether in dosing systems, on conveyor belts of filling systems or in labelling technology: you will find sheet metal and parts that are exposed to friction and wear in all these places. To increase the service life of the metallic components, igus  has  developed new coating material IC-05 which is compliant with FDA as well as EU10/2011 standards.

IC-05 helps to increase the service life of moving components  like sheet metal and mettalic parts in food processing machines by reducing the friction & wear problems even where there is little space for plain bearings due to particularly narrow installation spaces. It also improves product safety &  reduces the costs of parts  replacement . Its blue  color  makes it highly visible in a food  processing environment.

Automated systems are essential in the food industry. But imagine if a bottle falls over in the filling line or a packet of  chips gets wedged between moving parts and tears open? This can lead to unplanned plant shutdown, costing time and money.This can be  avoided with the help of IC-05 Tribo  coating polymer which reduces friction and imparts  guide plates, metallic sliding parts or even parts with complex geometries high wear resistance.The powder material can be applied onto the desired components. Layer thicknesses of 60 to 120 μm are possible. 

Laboratory test reveals four times longer service life

igus tested the durability of the coated parts in its own 3,800 square metre laboratory in Cologne. Here, a part coated with IC-05 was compared with an identical part coated with the standard material IC-01 in various test set-ups. The FDA-compliant component impressed with a four times longer service life. In addition to IC-05, igus offers five other coating materials, for example, for applications in the high-temperature range or with high chemical resistance.

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