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Format adjustments in packaging machines

Bastian Mehr | 30. April 2020

There is probably nothing worse than a non-functional format adjustment that brings the entire production line to a standstill. You want to focus on the important things, not maintain and grease metallic lead screw nuts.

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Can polymers be used at the high temperatures associated with bakery technology?

Bastian Mehr | 24. April 2020

Things can get hot when we move into bakery technology. This is a special challenge for bearings. It takes special bearings and bearing materials to handle the high ambient temperatures. Bearings are often used in applications where temperatures exceed 200°C. There are a wide range of applications in ovens and their immediate vicinity in the […]

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Can products in entry lanes be protected from damage?

Bastian Mehr | 24. April 2020

The concern is often optimisation of component or system service life. In the packaging and beverage industries, machines operate at especially high frequencies, and component service life plays an important role. But it can be just as important to extend the product service life or life cycle. Or protect the product from damage. There are […]

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Lubrication-free synchronisation with plain bearing technology

Bastian Mehr | 16. April 2020

There are many different possibilities to synchronise several adjustments in one system. But which is the right one for me and my application? Often not easy to answer. But what if it should be simple and uncomplicated? What are the options? The market offers different solutions for different applications. The most commonly used system is […]

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Why plastic sliding rollers? Part 2

Bastian Mehr | 9. April 2020

What can be done with a plastic sliding roller? Here we must clearly compare the cost-benefit factor. Basically, a solid plastic roller is a cost-effective component: of course, depending on the material and the production process behind it. But the plastic roller has its limits. Here one must assess whether the application is suitable. With […]

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