The Timken Co., a world leader in engineered bearings and power transmission products, is helping food processors everywhere enhance reliability, improve production and elevate food safety with a specifically engineered product portfolio, which now includes its new corrosion-resistant bearing technology that stands up to the toughest demands of the food and beverage industry.

As population growth and increasing urbanization drive global expansion in food and beverage markets, food processors require reliable solutions to keep their operations running smoothly. Timken Corrosion-Resistant Ball Bearing Housed Units and Corrosion-Resistant Poly-Round Housed Units have been designed and developed specifically with the industry in mind. Featuring hygienic construction and corrosion-resistant materials, both solutions deliver outstanding protection against corrosion in all types of food and beverage production environments and can withstand frequent washdowns for extended operating life under even the toughest conditions.

“Preventing contamination and operating safely are the top priorities of food processing facilities everywhere, but just as important to the bottom line are optimizing production and maximizing uptime,” said Drew Learn, manager, food and beverage markets, The Timken Company. “At Timken, we design bearings with each of these considerations in mind, and we’re continuously looking to grow our portfolio of machine components for every area of the food processing floor.”

Timken corrosion-resistant bearing solutions for the food and beverage market can help operators realize:

  • Improved food safety. Meeting stringent food safety legislation, trust Timken to deliver reliable operations with peak performance in critical machines.
  • Reduced maintenance. With longer operating life under the toughest food processing conditions, reduce your need for ongoing maintenance checks.
  • Decreased unplanned downtime. Avoid expensive shutdowns and maintenance-related downtime by heading off costly changeouts with long-lasting products designed to handle corrosion and harsh chemicals. Additionally, eliminate downtime from mandatory cleanings or the need for constant regreasing.
  • Increased overall productivity. Maintain optimum uptime despite washdowns and fast throughput with engineering expertise from Timken.

Corrosion-Resistant Ball Bearing Housed Units, coupled with food-grade lubricant, protect against a variety of wet and dry contaminants and are ideal for a multitude of food processing applications, including conveyors, mixers, metal detectors, checkweighers, tumblers, slicers, breaders, peelers and more.

Corrosion-Resistant Poly-Round Housed Units require no lubrication at all, making them ideal for applications where sanitation and contamination are critical concerns, including a variety of conveyor systems, dumper pivots, horizontal mixers, chillers and freezers, and more.

Timken continues to grow its portfolio of solutions for the food and beverage market and is committed to delivering the right products to meet processors’ evolving needs. To learn more about Timken products and solutions for every part of food processing, visit