Timco Parts in Food and Beverage Processing & Packaging
Food processing and packaging equipment utilizes more plastic parts than any other type of equipment. The requirements are often severe including high temperature, high speed, and long duty cycles. When food is being prepared or packaged, surfaces must be easy to clean or sterilize. Chemical resistance is key, as cleaning agents are used to clean and disinfect food contact parts. Many applications require materials that are FDA compliant and suitable for use in direct food contact. In addition, lubrication is often impossible on food processing and packaging equipment.
Long part life and minimal wear on expensive mating parts are also factors to consider when selecting your component material. Timco is pleased to offer a broad range of material options from UHMW-PE to PEEK for the food processing and packaging industries. Your Timco sales engineer will help you pick the most cost-effective material for your application and assist in designing your machined part.