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Treotham Automation has introduced a new range of igus polymers specifically designed for food contact, which optically and magnetically recognises any foreign materials interfering with food production and packaging.

The iglidur FC180 and igumid FC materials are both designed to detect materials for igus plain and spherical bearings. The materials are visually detectable by its blue colour, as well as by metal detectors, allowing for broken pieces to be quickly detected and removed in case of a damage to the system.

"Its low moisture absorption and lubrication-free property are additional criteria that speak in favour of the optimum suitability of the material in applications in the food technology, beverage and packaging industries," says igus head of packaging industry management Lars Braun.

Igus has also introduced metal detectability for the igubal spherical bearings, combining the housing material – igumid FC – with the iglidur FC180 as spherical ball material, and allowing for self-adjusting igubal bearings.

Treotham Automation provides a range of igus bearing solutions to the Australian market, which help to meet machine requirement for the food industry.

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