The Bearing Specialists Association, known as BSA, recognizes ABB’s Dodge® Food Safe bearings for excellence. The Food Safe bearings are the new recipients of the 2020 BSA Bearing Manufacturer Excellence of Innovation in Product Design Award.
The award recognizes companies for innovation and excellence in product design or technology related to bearings or auxiliary items such as a mounting tool, or monitoring devices. The award honors companies and increases opportunities for brand awareness.
BSA President Jim Scardina made the announcement:
"Dodge Food Safe bearings feature a patented lubrication protection system, superior coating, and smooth design to improve cleanability and maximize life in applications that require high pressure, caustic washdown. Dodge Food Safe bearings solve two of the most prominent industry problems for bearings, especially those subjected to routine, high-pressure washdowns – grease washout and corrosion. All Food Safe bearings are IP69 rated for water, and with product registration, offer an unprecedented one-year warranty against failure due to water ingress."
Scardina also highlighted the Dodge Food Safe bearings' unique characteristics:
- Smooth stainless-steel housing without a grease zerk designed to minimize harboring points
- Sealed and lubed for life bearings to minimize maintenance costs
- Unique insert design with stainless steel base material with a revolutionary KleenTec top coating for enhanced corrosion resistance against common cleaning agents
- Hydro armor seal protects internal rotating elements from water ingress
Winners are expected to be recognized at the BSA 2021 Annual Convention in Asheville, NC. The convention is scheduled to take place May 1-4 at the Omni Grove Park Inn.