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December 17, 2020

Forget Elves, Rotary Seals are Santa’s True Helper

Category: Food and Beverage

Christmas is speeding towards us at an incredible rate. The challenges of 2020 have been many and the food and beverage industry has been affected in many ways. But the festive season continues. With it comes the many implementation necessities for the sector to strive to meet and improve.

Rotary seals are one of the most cost-effective and reliable methods to ensure compliance and performance in the production of perishable food and beverage goods. This is as relevant for seasonal items as those produced throughout the rest of the year.

Why Rotary Seals?

One of the greatest challenges for the industry is that of adhering to multiple health and safety requirements. From high temperatures to zero contamination, one of the smallest components of a supply chain is one that’s under the greatest pressures – that of the humble seal.

Rotary seals provide the ideal way to ensure the integrity of such production. Their advantages are many, and include:

  • A wide selection of pre-produced or fully customisable options
  • Advanced design
  • Precision sealing performance
  • Increase uptime
  • Customisable for unique applications
  • FDA-compliant
  • High temperature resistant
  • Low cost
  • Eliminate pump and shaft-sleeve wear
  • Self-aligning options
  • Easily replaceable

Contaminated Christmas Cake? No Thank You

The risk of contamination is of the highest priority. The last thing any food producer wants is a recall during the festive season or, indeed, at any time of the year. Not only is such a situation costly, it’s also highly damaging to a company’s reputation. A worst case scenario would be a customer suffering an adverse reaction to a contaminant, the effect on their health and any ensuing legal repercussions.

Chesterton Customseal is a leading provider of rotary seals and sealing solutions. They offer a wide variety of rotary / component seals, from internal single seals to dual seals and those that are designed for high-temperature services.

Additionally, the company provides the option of fully customisable seals, meaning that any unique needs can be addressed. Rotary applications are one of the most demanding situations, as the seals have to withstand a wide variety of challenges. These include:

  • Extremes of temperature
  • Comply with strict hygiene regulations
  • Withstand aggressive media (including cleaning agents and chemicals)
  • Prevent aroma transfer (applies when different products, such as flavoured water, pass through the same bottling line)

When it comes to a manufacturer’s bottom line, such rotary sealing solutions directly impact profits. Get design and implementation right, and you effectively reduce or eliminate material loss. Rotary sealing shaft solutions must be hard-wearing, leak-free and offer easy replacement and maintenance. In turn, their use reduces maintenance costs, such as shaft damage and bearing failure. It also ensures the safety of the working environment for employees, thanks to minimising area contamination.

Trust Chesterton for Food & Beverage Sealing Needs, Whatever the Time of Year  

Christmas might come but once a year, but your food and beverage companies sealing needs are constant.

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