Navigation Links
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Announces Screw Connections Based on Hygienic Design Consistently Achievable
Date:9/16/2013

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With its Hygienic Usit® ring, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Process Seals has developed the first step toward completely new hygienic standards for screw connections in the food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. For the first time, complete screw connections meeting Hygienic Design standards are achievable with the combination of Hygienic Usit rings and highly polished NovoNox screws and cap nuts.

The innovative combination of special EHEDG-conforming washers – the Usit rings – and special NovoNox screws makes it possible to safely eliminate the danger of contamination at all screw connections for hygienic equipment and devices.

The Hygienic Usit that Freudenberg has developed in accordance with Hygienic Design is external-sealing and cleanly closes off the area between the screw and the surface from any type of external influence, reliably protecting the product whenever necessary. The configuration of a Usit ring with its externally vulcanized, trapezoidal, elastic rubber sealing bead minimizes dead space where deposits can form. The sealing bead is made of 70 EPDM 291, which conforms to FDA and EU VO 1935/2004 and is nonhazardous based on USP Class VI (121 degrees C; 250 degrees F).

NovoNox designed the screw and fastening nut especially for this Freudenberg development. The hygienic solution for the screw connections was developed jointly. As part of the solution, the trapezoidal contour of the sealing bead creates a form closure with the flange seat of the screw, establishing optimal sealing. The special screws also have no sharp-edged ridges, die marks, uneven head contacts or impressions on their heads. This ensures that the sealing bead will not be damaged as the screw is tightened.  In addition, the special screws are polished completely to a high gloss with a mean surface roughness of Ra < 0,2 micrometer to a maximum of Ra 0,04.

The combination of the Hygienic Usit, the even surface of the screw flange seat, the polished surfaces and rounded screw and nut corners achieves a high degree of hygiene for the entire screw connection. Impurities can neither adhere to it nor penetrate it. This also reduces the danger of contamination in the screw connections to the absolute minimum.

The Hygienic Usit is specially designed for hexagonal screws with flange in accordance with DIN EN 1665 and defined as standard for the nominal sizes of M5, M6, M8, M10, M12 and M16. NovoNox also provides the appropriate screws in the sizes M5 to M16. Other dimensions are possible upon request.

About Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies is the Americas joint venture between Freudenberg and Co. in Germany and NOK Corp. in Japan. Freudenberg-NOK is a leading producer – through its Automotive, Merkel, Process Seals and Simrit sales channels – of advanced sealing technologies for a variety of markets including: aerospace;  agriculture;  appliance; automotive; construction; diesel engine; energy; food and beverage; heavy industry; and pharmaceutical.

Founded in 1989 under the legal name Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership, Freudenberg-NOK is headquartered in Plymouth, Mich. and operates more than 20 facilities across the Americas. For additional information, please visit www.fnst.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Second Webinar in MedTech Trends Webcast Series on November 28, 2012; Navigating & Understanding the Sealing and Handling of Medical Microporous Materials
2. Global Markets for Emerging Insulin Drug and Delivery Technologies - Focus on Syringes and Vials
3. LEXION Medical Continues to Receive Recognition for Innovative Technologies
4. Heart Imaging Technologies Announces the Release of its Web-Based Cardiac Echo Reporting Module
5. BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. to Present at the Stifel Nicolaus 2013 Healthcare Conference
6. Heart Imaging Technologies Wins $2.5M NIH Grant for Clinical Trials
7. Life Technologies Expands Food Testing Portfolio to Global Brewing and Beverage Industry
8. Life Technologies Stockholders Approve Acquisition By Thermo Fisher
9. HedgePath Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Completes Reorganization Plan with Commonwealth Biotechnologies
10. Patient Safety Technologies Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results
11. BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2017)... Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, ... tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... R.I. , Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... the fields of bioinformatics and immune engineering, ... a protective avian influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... distantly related to seasonal influenza and presents ... rely on prior exposure to be effective. ...
(Date:9/12/2017)...  Consumer reviews on the independent review site Consumer Affairs ... company for hearing aids, ranking it higher than Miracle Ear ... ... For Hearing Aids ... online store that provides high performance, state-of-the-art, German-engineered hearing aids directly ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... “Letters From Home”: a moving compilation of ... value to God. “Letters From Home” is the creation of published author, John Allred, ... Cabinet of Jerry Savelle Ministries International, who has traveled and ministered on four continents. ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... With ProSlideshow Portrait from Pixel Film Studios creating ... can select from up to two layers of subject matter along with fully customizable ... within Final Cut Pro X. , With ProSlideshow Portrait each user are ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... 21, 2017 , ... The American Addiction Treatment Association (AATA) ... in the addiction treatment industry entitled: Special Investigations Unit (SIU) – What ... state and federal governments are increasingly scrutinizing the addiction treatment industry for fraudulent ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... Ca (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 , ... Bill ... services to its customers, and give back to the community. For over 37 years, ... the most successful companies serving plumbing in San Diego. They were chosen ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... Preora Diagnostics Inc. ... screening tests, has received two prestigious recognitions that acknowledge the promise of its ... Preora has been named a Top 100 Finalist for the 16th annual ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):