Food Processing Machinery

Food & Beverage Processing Machinery

The food processing machinery that produces food products must be safe and sanitary. 
One feature of these machines is that many of them are custom-made to bring out the particular qualities of a food manufacturer's products. 
The production process is divided mainly into two steps: preprocessing (ingredient processing, food production and processing), and post-processing (distribution, weighing, filling and packing).


In preprocessing, the ingredients must be washed, cut, and sorted, requiring a variety of different machines to match the production method. Post-processing requires high precision and speed in processing machines. 
In recent years, there have been problems with the contamination of food, which seriously damages the trust of the public. This results in higher demand for safety and reliability of machines that are also easier to maintain. 
At NSK, we respond to market needs with our core technologies such as materials engineering, lubrication technologies, and precision technologies, significantly contributing to improved performance in food processing machinery.


Food processing machinery produces items that ingested by consumers, so it must be safe and easy to maintain in the workplace. The SPACEA Series meets these needs and contributes to food safety.

Applications requiring hygiene, cleanliness and, consequently, frequent washdowns.

Food - Beverage, Water, wet, Conditions

We have a range of bearings specifically conceived with materials, sealing and lubrication to fulfil the requirements of machinery components in such environments. 

Our engineers understand that clean application conditions are a necessity on machinery where frequent decontamination is required, or where edible process materials come into contact with bearings. They also understand how frequent washdowns can damage bearings, leading to costly downtime and increasing maintenance needs.

Stainless Steel Ball Bearings

Specially designed bearings suitable for high humidity environments.  >>

Aqua Bearings

A special fluororesin for outer/inner rings, balls & cages equipped to meet a broad range of light load applications in water, alkali & strong acid environments.  >>


Corrosion-resistant bearing units specifically for use in industries where frequent washdowns are necessary. >>


Combining the corrosion resistance of Silver-Lube® and the exceptional lubricating properties of Molded Oil. >>

Stainless Steel Housings with Molded-Oil inserts

100% made of stainless steel and equipped with a Molded-Oil technology  lubricated insert. >>

Self-Lube® Units

A versatile range of housings and inserts, suitable for a wide range of industrial applications.  >>

Molded-Oil Bearings

Molded-Oil Bearings are lubricated with NSK’s original oil-impregnated material, Molded-Oil, and are suitable for corrosive and dust-contaminated environments. >>

Bearings Prepackaged with LGU & LG2 Grease

NSK’s LGU and LG2 greases achieve lower emission rate and longer service life in comparison to conventional greases. >>

Hybrid SPACEA Bearings

Provide an operating life more than five times as long as that of stainles steel in water-immersed environments. >>

Clean Conditions in the Food & Beverage Sector

Hot / heat conditions
Applications where bearings are subjected to sustained temperatures up to 260°C.

Bearings in many food and beverage applications or processing machinery have to sustain constant high temperatures, such as more than 90°C for dehydration, up to 160°C for frying and up to 260°C in baking and roasting.

Food - Beverage, Hot, Cold, Conditions

Cold conditions 
Applications where bearings are subjected to sustained zero / subzero temperatures.

In addition to their basic function of enabling moving machine elements to perform satisfactorily, bearings in the food and beverage industries often have to perform under a wide range of temperatures.

Self-Lube® - HLT Inserts

NSK’s Self-Lube® HLT Inserts provide opportunities to reduce maintenance, downtime and replacement costs in operation at extreme temperatures. >>

Special Deep Groove Ball Bearing

These ball bearings are designed with various different features and characteristics depending on individual customer requirements. >>

Hybrid SPACEA Bearings

Provide an operating life more than five times as long as that of stainles steel in water-immersed environments. >>

Hot Conditions in the Food & Beverage Industry

Cold Conditions in the Food & Beverage Industry

Food - Beverage, Dust, Conditions

Application where hard or soft particles are present in high concentrations; or where bearings come into contact with contaminated water, such as on vegetable conveyors, milling, fruit or vegetable washing, or baking machinery.

The food and beverage process requires that machinery work in dirty, gritty or contaminated water conditions. Ever increasing health and safety legislation means processing companies demanding safer products and cleaner machinery, as well as reduced downtime and maintenance.

Molded-Oil Bearings

Molded-Oil Bearings are lubricated with NSK’s original oil-impregnated material, Molded-Oil, and are suitable for corrosive and dust-contaminated environments. >>

Triple-Lip Sealed Inserts

Sealed inserts are perfect for applications where bearings are exposed to heavy dust and water contamination.  >>

Ball Bearing Units - J-Line

The J-Line bearing unit range comprise six of the most popular housing types plus three pressed-steel housings and five 5 inserts, covering bore diameters from 12 to 90mm. >>

Deep Groove Ball Bearings - High Capacity HR Series

Can dramatically improve the life of your machine, through a significant increase its dynamic load rating compared to standard Deep Groove Ball Bearings. >>

NSKHPS Spherical Roller Bearings

State-of-the-art material technology bearings, suitable for high speeds & loads. They can enable equipment downsizing and are suitable for a wide variety of applications. Available with steel of brass cage. >>

Pulley Bearings

Correspond in design to a sealed Double-row Angular Contact Bearing. Based on their function as Pulley Bearings the outer ring is reinforced. >>

Sealed Spherical Roller Bearings

Offer long-life performance & reliability under harsh & contaminated conditions.  They promote a clean working environment. >>

NSK Success Stories

Customer cost savings is the best reference of our success. Example Success Stories by industry are listed below >>


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Technical Tools - Bearings

Keep your bearings in good shape with NSK's technical tools, including the NSK Calculation Tools and CAD Drawings. >>