Pillow and Flange Blocks are resistant to corrosion and chemicals.

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Meeting FDA/USDA/3A-dairy compliant, LM76's FoodStream Pillow and Flange Blocks are used in food packaging and processing, pharmaceuticals, Biopharma industry and in medical devices. Available in single and double length sizes ranging from .5 in. to 1.5 in., unit comes in closed or open model. Including 12 feet solid and hollow class L RC60 300 series stainless steel shaft, unit offers 300 series stainless steel polyester and 440C ball bearing options.


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FoodStream Pillow and Flange Blocks From LM76 are FDA/USDA and 3A-Dairy Compliant!

FoodStream electrodeless Nickel plated pillow and flange blocks from LM76 are FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant linear motion components. They complement LM76's line of FDA compliant bearings, scraper seals, and shafting. FoodStream off-the-shelf pillow and flange blocks are ideal for use in processing and packaging food, producing pharmaceuticals, the BioPharma industry, and in medical devices. Inch size FoodStream pillow blocks are available in single and double length sizes, and as closed or open models in sizes from .5 in. to 1.5 in. Electrodeless Nickel protects the aluminum base from corrosive liquids, harsh caustic wash down chemicals, and biological fluids. FoodStream Pillow and Flange Blocks are also available with FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant scraper seals (closed bearings and pillow blocks only) and in custom sizes and designs.

To complement the FoodStream pillow and flange blocks, system designers can select from a broad range of FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant linear bearings when developing products or equipment that is going to be subjected to: Contamination of a processing plant, caustic chemical wash downs, corrosive fruit juices, biological fluids, and submersion in water or sterilizing chemicals.

FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant bearing options include: Self-lubricating PTFE composite bearings in 300 Series Stainless Steel shells or lower cost ceramic coated shells, a thermoplastic Polyester bearing, ceramic, and Stainless Steel 440C ball bearing linear bearings. Depending on the bearing type they are available in closed and open configurations, and are drop-in replacements for all inch sized linear ball bearings. Compliant scraper seals are available for closed pillow and flange blocks.

Shafting options include: Solid and hollow Class L RC60, 300 series stainless steel in lengths to 12 feet. FDA/USDA/3A-Dairy compliant, shafting features: Excellent corrosion and chemical resistance, custom machining to print, pre-drilling and assembly.

About LM76 - Founded in 1976, LM76 has been a leading designer/manufacturer of linear bearings, slides and linear motion systems and custom components. LM76 is renowned for its industry leading Minuteman PTFE Composite linear bearings. LM76 is a leading supplier of precision linear shafting: Class L RC60, 300 Series Stainless Steel, and ceramic coated aluminum shafting. LM76 also offers several FDA compliant linear bearings and slides for the food processing, pharmaceutical, medical, and packaging industries.

For additional information contact

Mike Quinn

at: LM76, 140 Industrial Dr.E. Longmeadow, MA 01028;

Telephone: 413-525-4166,

Fax: 413-525-3735 or E-Mail: mquinn@lm76.com or visit the Web site at: http://www.lm76.com.

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