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Food & Drink Solutions: Lubricants for the Fish and Seafood Industry

In this article, we explore the top food-grade lubrication solutions for the fish and seafood industry.

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lubricants for the fish and seafood industry

The Importance of Lubrication in the Fish and Seafood Industry

Food-grade lubricants for the fish and seafood industry are essential for achieving safe, uncontaminated seafood products. The fish and seafood industry uses a variety of mechanical machinery to process, cook and package its products.

Fish and seafood processing machinery include:

  • Saws and automated cutting equipment
  • Mincers
  • Peelers
  • Ovens and fryers
  • Can fillers and sealers

Food-safe lubricants play a crucial role in enabling efficient, regulated operations, lower maintenance and reduced operating costs of this machinery. This machinery needs to be fit for operating in extremely hot or cold conditions, high pressures and in the presence of moisture for continuous periods of time.

Through the use of high-performance food-grade lubrication, fish and seafood manufacturers can ensure high product and workplace safety, the prevention of food contamination, improved production output and efficiencies, and reduced maintenance requirements and therefore costs.

Top Food-Grade Lubricants for the Fish and Seafood Industry

Our food & drinks lubrication brand JAX provides NSF H1/H3 and ISO 21469-certified food-grade lubricants ideal for the fish and seafood industry.

Through the use of these food-grade lubricants, manufacturers can benefit from the following:

  • Reduced friction and wear
  • Reduced re-lubrication intervals
  • Lengthened equipment lifetime
  • Improved equipment safety
  • Protection against corrosion, water, moisture and chemicals
  • Elimination of food waste contamination
  • Elimination of food allergens and contaminants
  • Safer storage, freezing and vacuum packing
  • Improved general hygiene in the workspace
  • Improved sustainability profile

JAX Seafood Applications

Can sealers

JAX Halo Guard FG-2​ is a grease, with Micronox, with high mechanical capacity, excellent resistance to water and great thermal stability. It can be used for all manually lubricated bearings in incidental food contact areas, such as in bottle and can sealers. It provides great anti-corrosion properties and resistance to washing. 

JAX Magna-Plate 78 is a mineral oil with Micronox suitable for most chain applications and can sealing machines.

Head cutter, fish saw and laser scanner/cutter

JAX Magna-Plate 22​ is a grease for incidental contact with food that works at high speeds and extremely low temperatures -70°C, lubricating bearings and protecting high-speed fish mincer components. It is suitable for Bearings that operate at high speeds and low temperatures.

​JAX Magna-Plate 320FG are high-performance food-grade synthetic EP gear oils for more severe applications, offering exceptional corrosion protection to gearboxes.

​JAX Proofer Chain Oil​ is a food-grade chain oil with superior anti-corrosion quality and excellent load-carrying capacities for applications such as chains, valves and cams in head cutters, fish saws and laser scanners/cutters.

Mussel ovens and fryers​

JAX Halo-Guard FG-PM​ is a food-grade calcium sulfonate and Micronox multipurpose grease for high loads and temperatures at slow speeds. It can be used for bearings, conveyor belts, gear sets and presses in mussel ovens and fryers.

JAX Flow-Guard ISO 150, 220, 320, 460 and 680​ are synthetic, 100% PAO food-grade gear oils that offer superior performance in severe applications, such as ovens and fryers at high temperatures.

​Shrimp peelers and cookers

​​JAX Halo-Guard FG-PM​ is a food-grade calcium sulfonate and Micronox multipurpose grease for high loads and temperatures at slow speeds. It can be used for bearings, conveyor belts, gear sets and presses in shrimp peelers and cookers.

JAX Flow-Guard is a 100% synthetic PAO-rated oil that provides superior elevated temperature performance in shrimp cookers and peelers. It can be used on gears, chains, slide valves, bearings, pumps and other critical applications.

​JAX Proofer Chain Oil​ is a food-grade chain oil with superior anti-corrosion quality and excellent load-carrying capacities for applications such as chains, valves and cams in shrimp peelers.

​High-speed fish mincers

JAX Magna-Plate 22​ is a grease for incidental contact with food that works at high speeds and extremely low temperatures -70°C, lubricating bearings and protecting high-speed fish mincer components.

JAX Flow-Guard is a 100% synthetic PAO oil that can be used in high-speed fish mincers at low temperatures. It can be used on gears, chains, slide valves, bearings, pumps and other critical applications.​

View our full range of JAX food-grade lubricants to find the most appropriate lubricant for your food & drink manufacturing applications.

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