Press Release Summary:
Able to withstand harsh operating conditions in food and beverage processing applications, MRCÂ® bearings are manufactured from high nitrogen corrosion resistant steel (HNCR) for optimal corrosion resistance, hardness, and fatigue life. Products can be supplied in either open or closed designs and various bore sizes. In addition to HNCR rings, bearings integrate ceramic balls, stainless steel cages, and stainless steel-backed rubber seals.
Original Press Release:
MRC® HNCR Deep Groove Ball Bearings Offer Unprecedented Corrosion Resistance for Food and Beverage Operations
MRC® brand HNCR deep groove ball bearings offer unprecedented corrosion resistance to withstand harsh operating conditions encountered in the wide variety of food and beverage processing applications. These uniquely engineered bearings are manufactured from high nitrogen corrosion resistant steel (HNCR) to provide superior corrosion resistance, hardness, and fatigue life compared with standard 52100 or 440C stainless steel counterparts. In addition to HNCR rings, the bearings integrate ceramic balls, stainless steel cages, and stainless steel-backed rubber seals to achieve full protection against corrosion on all external and internal bearing surfaces.
These bearings ultimately offer extended bearing service life and improved reliability to help reduce downtime and maintenance costs and promote enhanced uptime, productivity, and profitability.
The combined presence of nitrogen and high chromium in the HNCR steel rings makes a significant difference in the material and in the capability of these bearings to resist corrosion. HNCR also exhibits greater “cleanliness” than 52100 and 440C steel with virtually no trace of sulfides, aluminates, silicates, or globular oxides. The lack of these non-metallic contaminants further contributes to longer bearing life.
MRC HNCR deep groove ball bearings can be supplied in either open or closed designs and in a wide range of bore sizes to equip rotating machinery in the food and beverage processing industries with ideal performance solutions.
In addition to the standard MRC HNCR deep groove ball bearing line, Made-to-Order (MTO) warranted products can be developed to satisfy particular or especially demanding application requirements.
Contact Jonathan Miller, SKF USA Inc., 890 Forty Foot Road, Lansdale, PA 19446. Phone: 716-661-2727. Email: Jonathan.Miller@skf.com Web: www.skf.com/us/products/mrc/index.html
SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2012 were SEK 64,575 million and the number of employees was 46,775. www.skf.com