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Sugar

The sweet smell of non-stop success

Sugar – whether beet- or cane-sourced – has always required uninterrupted processing after harvesting. But today, international multiple sourcing creates the pressure to produce and refine sugar all year round.

That’s why Cooper split roller bearings have such a major role to play in the sugar industry. They are chosen again and again by top industry operators who rely on their:

  • long life and reliability even under wet, dirty, hot and abrasive conditions
  • significantly reduced maintenance costs thanks to the unique split-to-the-shaft design

Industry knowledge

Cooper invests heavily in R&D, and therefore understands the sugar industry, its equipment and practices, inside out. From preparation through extraction, purification, crystallization and refining - you will find Cooper roller bearings working non-stop.

Conveyors

Conveyor reliability is essential to every part of the process, from raw material entry to refining and packing. Cooper bearings can play an important part throughout, coming into their own in trapped situations where their ‘split’ design allows for easy access and maintenance.

Washers in particular have to maintain through-put of beet at speed in wet, often gritty conditions. You can trust Cooper bearings to maintain smooth-running throughout.

Fans and blowers

Regulating temperature, removing dust and ensuring ventilation, fans and blowers work hard in the sugar production process. Cooper split bearings keep the air moving however difficult the conditions.

Carriers and feeders

The thrashing part of the sugar production process, using knives and hammers, is a major challenge for those in charge of machine maintenance. Cooper split roller bearings have proved up to the challenge time and again.

Other applications

Cooper split to the shaft bearings support many other sugar production applications including cane knives and shredders, drum processor trunnions, crystallizers and granulators; stone trap separators, shredders, and strike receivers; reciprocating screens, beet slicers, lime kilns, rotary mixers and conditioners.

Sugar industry-appropriate bearings…

Cooper offers the 100 Series high-speed compact bearings, the medium duty 01 Series and the heavy duty 02 Series.
We are rapidly developing a range of double-row split tapered bearings.
We also make bespoke bearings to customer specifications.

…housings and seals

We offer a range of the most popular housing options plus a full range of SN-, SAF- and SD-compatible pedestals, including a heavy duty bearing in an SD-compatible heavy duty pedestal plus seals to suit every application.

With authorized supply chain partners across thirty countries, Cooper is perfectly placed to support the global operations of the sugar industry.

If you would like to discuss how Cooper can support your particular sugar-related business, please contact us at any time.

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