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Food Safe Lubricants Gear Oils

About Food Safe Synthetic Gear Oils
ISO VG 100, 150, 220, 320, 460 and 680 | NSF H1 Registered | HACCP

 

 

What You Should Know About Gear Lubrication In The Food and Pharmaceutical Industry

 

The main purpose of gear lubrication in every case is the reduction of tooth wear, increasing the efficiency of power transmission by reducing friction and the reduction of working temperatures derived from the existence of such friction. The tooth geometry and profile generates a rolling and a slip motion, which causes gears to operate frequently in boundary friction regimes. To make things more complicated, FDA 21 CFR 178.3570 guidelines limit the type of gear lubricants that are admissible in areas where HACCP (Hazard Analysis of Critical Contact Points) determines there could be risk of accidental contact with food.
The NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) is the organism in charge of registering and approving lubricants, among other chemicals, and classifying them into the appropriate category. The most relevant categories for us would be:

 

  1. H1- Which are products that are admissible in and around food processing areas where there could be accidental contact of the lubricant with the goods being manufactured.
  2. H2- Which are products that are admissible in a food manufacturing facility where there is no risk of accidental contact with the goods being produced .

 

Gears are usually lubricated with oil or grease. Oil lubrication is preferred because it will provide better dissipation of heat and will not pick up dirt or other contaminants from the atmosphere that could act as abrasives on the teeth's surfaces. Grease lubrication is usually limited to cases where sealing is only possible at high building expenses. For open, slowly running gears it is common to see solvent diluted compounds when there is no sanitary restrictions. These type of formulations are impossible under NSF H1 class and we usually have to settle for oil based or grease based products that are solvent free.

Under H2 class there's the possibility of having solvent based formulations and even bonded coatings (these are varnishes with high content of solid lubricants, most commonly PTFE or graphite) that are specially suited to alleviate friction in boundary or mixed regimes.

 

Fully Synthetic Extreme Pressure NSF H1 Gear Oils Selection

Lubricating oils are suitable for closed gear boxes and the viscosity of such oil is usually determined by the manufacturer of these power transmission equipment. If viscosity is too low it can lead to an ineffective lubricating film forming which will show up as very noticeable wear. If oil viscosity is too high that will lead to power loss and increased working temperature which will also accelerate the decay of the transmission oil.

 

About CAMCO® FMO-7 Series For The Food Processing Industry

Gears

CAMCO® FMO-7 Series is a fully formulated synthetic gear and bearing lubricant based on synthetic hydrocarbons. The CAMCO® FMO-7 Series gear and bearing lubricants have excellent thermal and oxidative stability, combined with superior gear load carrying ability.
The synthetic hydrocarbon base fluid has proved in extensive field evaluation to give extended service life and overall economic benefits. Synthetic hydrocarbons combine high viscosity indexes, high film strength and excellent mechanical shear resistance even in heavily loaded applications. Additives provide superior oxidative stability corrosion protection and load carrying ability. Field test reduction in heat build-up due to friction. The reduced friction may also reduce horsepower requirements up to ten percent depending on other operating and environmental conditions. Other advantages include improved cold temperature fluidity. Good high temperature oxidation and thermal stability (operating limits are typically 100°F higher than mineral oils). Low volatility and compatibility with mineral oils.

Authorized by NSF for use in Federally inspected meat and poultry plants (H-1). Complies with FDA 21 CFR 178.3570 – Lubricants with Incidental Food Contact.

 

Best Food Safe Lubrication At The Lowest Cost

 

Extreme Pressure Capable Food Grade Gear Oil Product Range

 

CAMCO® FMO-7-100

NSF H1 Synthetic ISO VG 100 | Gear Oil | EP Additives | Made in USA |

Gears

CAMCO® FMO-7-100 is a fully synthetic ISO VG 100 gear oil that is also suitable for multipurpose lubrications in the food industry. Long operating times due to high temperature and oxidation stability. Good wear protection. Resistant to water vapours, alkali and acid disinfectants and cleaning agents. Tasteless and odourless.
Formulation acc. to the FDA guideline 21 CFR 178.3570. Registrated by the NSF in category H1 for the use in the food industry if an incidental contact is technically inevitable. Through optimum additivation against oxidation and aging economically extended operating times. Resistant to hot and cold water, steam, common disinfection and cleaning agents. It presents strong adhering properties.
For optimum performance clean thoroughly the lubrication point first mechanically and then with an appropriate food safe cleaner. Before initial filling of gears remove corrosion protection agent. Fill gear so that the dipping teeth receive lubricant for sure. Apply sufficient amount with a brush, dripping oiler, by dipping or central lubrication systems. Instructions of the gear and machine manufacturer have to be observed. Relubrication intervals and amount to be defined according to service conditions. Don't mix with other lubricants.

*For more information please contact our technical department

Color Clear Oil

Viscosity: @ 40°C cSt ASTM D445 100
Viscosity: @ 100°C cSt 13.7
Viscosity: @ 100°F 111
Viscosity: @ 210°F 14.1
Viscosity Index ASTM D2270 138
Density, lb/gal, 60°F 6.9
Pour Point °F (°C) ASTM D97 -55(-52)
Flash Point, C.O.C., °F(°C) ASTM D92 574(301)
Specific Gravity, ASTM D1298 0.839


Packaging sizes

-5 Gallon pails -55 Gallon Drums



CAMCO® FMO-7-150

NSF H1 Synthetic ISO VG 150 | Gear Oil | EP Additives | Made in USA |

Gears

CAMCO® FMO-7-150 is a fully synthetic ISO VG 150 gear oil that is also suitable for multipurpose lubrications in the food industry. Long operating times due to high temperature and oxidation stability. Good wear protection. Resistant to water vapours, alkali and acid disinfectants and cleaning agents. Tasteless and odourless.
Formulation acc. to the FDA guideline 21 CFR 178.3570. Registrated by the NSF in category H1 for the use in the food industry if an incidental contact is technically inevitable. Through optimum additivation against oxidation and aging economically extended operating times. Resistant to hot and cold water, steam, common disinfection and cleaning agents. It presents strong adhering properties.
For optimum performance clean thoroughly the lubrication point first mechanically and then with an appropriate food safe cleaner. Before initial filling of gears remove corrosion protection agent. Fill gear so that the dipping teeth receive lubricant for sure. Apply sufficient amount with a brush, dripping oiler, by dipping or central lubrication systems. Instructions of the gear and machine manufacturer have to be observed. Relubrication intervals and amount to be defined according to service conditions. Don't mix with other lubricants.

*For more information please contact our technical department

Color Clear Oil

Viscosity: @ 40°C cSt ASTM D445 148
Viscosity: @ 100°C cSt 18.2
Viscosity: @ 100°F 165
Viscosity: @ 210°F 18.7
Viscosity Index ASTM D2270 138
Density, lb/gal, 60°F 7.04
Pour Point °F (°C) ASTM D97 -49(-45)
Flash Point, C.O.C., °F(°C) ASTM D92 530(277)
Specific Gravity, ASTM D1298 0.845


Packaging sizes

-5 Gallon pails -55 Gallon Drums



CAMCO® FMO-7-220

NSF H1 Synthetic ISO VG 220 | Gear Oil | EP Additives | Made in USA |

Gears

CAMCO® FMO-7-220 is a fully synthetic ISO VG 220 gear oil that is also suitable for multipurpose lubrications in the food industry. Long operating times due to high temperature and oxidation stability. Good wear protection. Resistant to water vapours, alkali and acid disinfectants and cleaning agents. Tasteless and odourless.
Formulation acc. to the FDA guideline 21 CFR 178.3570. Registrated by the NSF in category H1 for the use in the food industry if an incidental contact is technically inevitable. Through optimum additivation against oxidation and aging economically extended operating times. Resistant to hot and cold water, steam, common disinfection and cleaning agents. It presents strong adhering properties.
For optimum performance clean thoroughly the lubrication point first mechanically and then with an appropriate food safe cleaner. Before initial filling of gears remove corrosion protection agent. Fill gear so that the dipping teeth receive lubricant for sure. Apply sufficient amount with a brush, dripping oiler, by dipping or central lubrication systems. Instructions of the gear and machine manufacturer have to be observed. Relubrication intervals and amount to be defined according to service conditions. Don't mix with other lubricants.

*For more information please contact our technical department

Color Clear Oil

Viscosity: @ 40°C cSt ASTM D445 217.4
Viscosity: @ 100°C cSt 24.4
Viscosity: @ 100°F 243.6
Viscosity: @ 210°F 25.1
Viscosity Index ASTM D2270 141
Density, lb/gal, 60°F 7.05
Pour Point °F (°C) ASTM D97 -46(-43)
Flash Point, C.O.C., °F(°C) ASTM D92 535(307)
Specific Gravity, ASTM D1298 0.846


Packaging sizes

-5 Gallon pails -55 Gallon Drums



CAMCO® FMO-7-320

NSF H1 Synthetic ISO VG 320 | Gear Oil | EP Additives | Made in USA |

Gears

CAMCO® FMO-7-320 is a fully synthetic ISO VG 320 gear oil that is also suitable for multipurpose lubrications in the food industry. Long operating times due to high temperature and oxidation stability. Good wear protection. Resistant to water vapours, alkali and acid disinfectants and cleaning agents. Tasteless and odourless.
Formulation acc. to the FDA guideline 21 CFR 178.3570. Registrated by the NSF in category H1 for the use in the food industry if an incidental contact is technically inevitable. Through optimum additivation against oxidation and aging economically extended operating times. Resistant to hot and cold water, steam, common disinfection and cleaning agents. It presents strong adhering properties.
For optimum performance clean thoroughly the lubrication point first mechanically and then with an appropriate food safe cleaner. Before initial filling of gears remove corrosion protection agent. Fill gear so that the dipping teeth receive lubricant for sure. Apply sufficient amount with a brush, dripping oiler, by dipping or central lubrication systems. Instructions of the gear and machine manufacturer have to be observed. Relubrication intervals and amount to be defined according to service conditions. Don't mix with other lubricants.

*For more information please contact our technical department

Color Clear Oil

Viscosity: @ 40°C cSt ASTM D445 320.0
Viscosity: @ 100°C cSt 33.0
Viscosity: @ 100°F 359.0
Viscosity: @ 210°F 34.0
Viscosity Index ASTM D2270 145
Density, lb/gal, 60°F 7.08
Pour Point °F (°C) ASTM D97 -38(-39)
Flash Point, C.O.C., °F(°C) ASTM D92 540(282)
Specific Gravity, ASTM D1298 0.846


Packaging sizes

-5 Gallon pails -55 Gallon Drums



CAMCO® FMO-7-460

NSF H1 Synthetic ISO VG 460 | Gear Oil | EP Additives | Made in USA |

Gears

CAMCO® FMO-7-460 is a fully synthetic ISO VG 460 gear oil that is also suitable for multipurpose lubrications in the food industry. Long operating times due to high temperature and oxidation stability. Good wear protection. Resistant to water vapours, alkali and acid disinfectants and cleaning agents. Tasteless and odourless.
Formulation acc. to the FDA guideline 21 CFR 178.3570. Registrated by the NSF in category H1 for the use in the food industry if an incidental contact is technically inevitable. Through optimum additivation against oxidation and aging economically extended operating times. Resistant to hot and cold water, steam, common disinfection and cleaning agents. It presents strong adhering properties.
For optimum performance clean thoroughly the lubrication point first mechanically and then with an appropriate food safe cleaner. Before initial filling of gears remove corrosion protection agent. Fill gear so that the dipping teeth receive lubricant for sure. Apply sufficient amount with a brush, dripping oiler, by dipping or central lubrication systems. Instructions of the gear and machine manufacturer have to be observed. Relubrication intervals and amount to be defined according to service conditions. Don't mix with other lubricants.

*For more information please contact our technical department

Color Clear Oil

Viscosity: @ 40°C cSt ASTM D445 392.0
Viscosity: @ 100°C cSt 38.8
Viscosity: @ 100°F 442.0
Viscosity: @ 210°F 40.0
Viscosity Index ASTM D2270 147
Density, lb/gal, 60°F 7.1
Pour Point °F (°C) ASTM D97 -35(-37)
Flash Point, C.O.C., °F(°C) ASTM D92 545(285)
Specific Gravity, ASTM D1298 0.852


Packaging sizes

-5 Gallon pails -55 Gallon Drums



CAMCO® FMO-7-680

NSF H1 Synthetic ISO VG 680 | Gear Oil | EP Additives | Made in USA |

Gears

CAMCO® FMO-7-680 is a fully synthetic ISO VG 680 gear oil that is also suitable for multipurpose lubrications in the food industry. Long operating times due to high temperature and oxidation stability. Good wear protection. Resistant to water vapours, alkali and acid disinfectants and cleaning agents. Tasteless and odourless.
Formulation acc. to the FDA guideline 21 CFR 178.3570. Registrated by the NSF in category H1 for the use in the food industry if an incidental contact is technically inevitable. Through optimum additivation against oxidation and aging economically extended operating times. Resistant to hot and cold water, steam, common disinfection and cleaning agents. It presents strong adhering properties.
For optimum performance clean thoroughly the lubrication point first mechanically and then with an appropriate food safe cleaner. Before initial filling of gears remove corrosion protection agent. Fill gear so that the dipping teeth receive lubricant for sure. Apply sufficient amount with a brush, dripping oiler, by dipping or central lubrication systems. Instructions of the gear and machine manufacturer have to be observed. Relubrication intervals and amount to be defined according to service conditions. Don't mix with other lubricants.

*For more information please contact our technical department

Color Clear Oil

Viscosity: @ 40°C cSt ASTM D445 663.3
Viscosity: @ 100°C cSt 61.1
Viscosity Index ASTM D2270 160
Density, lb/gal, 60°F 7.09
Pour Point °F (°C) ASTM D97 -30(-34)
Flash Point, C.O.C., °F(°C) ASTM D92 530(277)
Specific Gravity, ASTM D1298 0.851


Packaging sizes

-5 Gallon pails -55 Gallon Drums



Reference Documents:

Camco Food Grade Products Catalogue PDF
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