5 Reasons Why Sugar Manufacturers Need Rotary Shaft Seals
Rotary shaft seals, with their proven ability to prevent leaks, play an important role in maintaining safe and productive conditions within sugar processing plants. Within these factories, potentially dangerous problems like accumulation of sugar dust in the air are preventable if the right steps are taken to stop product leaks wherever they occur. As one Florida sugar manufacturer discovered, installing CinchSeal’s 7520 series air purged rotary shaft seal was the answer to keeping their bulk handling equipment leak-free.
Problems that Needed to be Solved
Prior to upgrading to CinchSeal, the manufacturer had used packing seals in its screw conveyors. These left it dealing with bearing failure, shaft wear, product loss, and extra cleanup due to leaks. Even worse, the excessive dust in the air made for a major safety hazard. Fine particles like this are not only hazardous to breath, but also present a dangerous fire and explosion hazard. Keeping airborne particulates safely to a minimum requires attention to detail, right down to the seals chosen for bulk handling equipment.
Regular packing seals have been found unsuitable for handling granulated sugar due to their propensity to leak. When sugar leaks past the seal, its abrasiveness causes excessive wear to the surrounding machinery, and makes proper sanitation of the area more difficult. Both of these aspects contribute to product loss as well as extra maintenance costs. Using CinchSeal to avoid these problems gives it by far the lowest total cost of ownership over the lifetime of the product.
The Solution: Upgrading to CinchSeal
Our rotary shaft seals are self-adjusting and designed for maintenance-free operation in environments that could easily become dusty and abrasive without the use of proper seals. The abrasive property of sugar crystals leads many sugar manufacturers to choose CinchSeal’s 7520 series rotary shaft seal, built to handle fine, extra-abrasive powders without issue.
5 Key Benefits of This Industrial Seal Upgrade
- Stops excess wear on equipment, promoting the functionality and lifespan of bearings and shafts
- No leaks allows for easier maintenance and housekeeping
- Decreases airborne dust, making air safer to breathe and reducing fire and explosion hazards
- Eliminates product loss in bulk handling equipment and screw conveyors
- Prevents unscheduled downtime for repairs
Choosing CinchSeal rotary shaft seals has allowed the Florida-based sugar manufacturer to enjoy thousands of dollars in savings each year thanks to reduced downtime, extended equipment longevity, and a safer working environment.
Experienced rotary shaft seal manufacturer Cinchseal makes numerous shaft sealing solutions for a wide range of sealing requirements. The 7500 series is meant for handling powders, and has two models: the 7550 for most applications, and the 7520 for slurries and highly abrasive materials. Both use up to 30 percent less power than packing seals and will not undercut bearings.
The 7500 line of seals is proven to be leak-free, and as a result, protect bearings and food processing areas from contamination. Each mechanical seal comes fully assembled and uses a tough modular format.
We also make many other types of USDA certified rotary seals as well, including high pressure rotary shaft seals and split rotary shaft seals. If you don’t see what you need on our site, just give us a call to discuss your requirements – we can also make custom rotary shaft seals. We’ll be able to fabricate the perfect solution for your application.
- Rotary shaft seals prevent leaks to help maintain safe conditions, and prevent product loss and equipment failure for sugar manufacturers and other industries.
- Choosing CinchSeal can help manufacturers save thousands of dollars each year by preventing these issues.
- CinchSeal makes a wide variety of rotary sealing solutions that prevent leaks in a variety of business sectors, including pharmaceuticals, food processing, and bakery.
- Custom seals are available upon request.
To learn more about CinchSeal’s shaft seals types or to place an order for your factory, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be glad to help make your processing lines safer, cleaner, and more productive.