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Solae, a soy ingredient manufacturer that produces 1,000 soy-based food ingredients, relied heavily on a seven-metric-ton ribbon blender. But problems arose when the ribbon blender could no longer maintain a tight seal and significant product loss became a factor at the manufacturer’s Ieper, Belgium, plant. Not only was the sealing issue creating a financial loss, but it also exposed the plant to danger because of the explosive nature of the fine soy powder leaking from the seals. This case study explains how and why the company changed to custom-designed split shaft seals from Meco, which created a tighter seal, eliminating product loss and eliminating the explosion hazard.

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The original packing-gland seal at this soy product manufacturer’s plant lost product of up to ½ metre per day
The original packing-gland seal at this soy product manufacturer’s plant lost product of up to ½ metre per day

Meco Shaft Seals

Woodex Bearing Company has been the sole manufacturer and marketing agent for MECO custom-engineered shaft seals since 1984.Woodex is located on scenic Georgetown Island, on the coast of Maine, under the same ownership since 1980.

Woodex Bearing Company has been the sole manufacturer and marketing agent for MECO custom-engineered shaft seals since 1984.Woodex is located on scenic Georgetown Island, on the coast of Maine, under the same ownership since 1980.

MECO seals are used worldwide on slow-turning dry powder and bulk processing equipment, including mixers, blenders, conveyors, dryers, bucket elevators, grinders and agitators.MECO is the original high-runout seal for such equipment and remains the leader in the field.Industries served include chemical, food, pharmaceutical, mineral, plastics, primary metals and pulp & paper.

An extensive distributor network provides hands-on support with shaft measurement, installation and rebuilding of MECO seals.MECO engineers provide telephone consultation and trouble-shooting for sealing problems of all sorts; service engineers are available for on-site visits.

MECO seals are available factory-installed on better machinery, as retrofits through its distributor network or directly from Woodex Bearing Company.An application data webform is available on the MECO website to submit the data required for a free, specific quotation.

The Woodex brand of fully-split, shimless oil-impregnated maple plane bearings for screw conveyors, roll conveyors, etc.was first established in 1905 and is still manufactured today

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