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Roller lubrication

Important! Eccentric and concentric roller axle shafts have grease nipples fitted at the exposed end of the shaft, this is to permit the roller cavity to be filled with grease, and provides a reservoir of grease to lubricate the roller bearings.

One or two shots of grease per shift is usually adequate to maintain the reservoir, if however, the roller has been removed or replaced then it will be necessary to apply sufficient grease to fully recharge the roller cavity. The roller cavity is full when grease emerges from the gear end of the roller; a groove is present in the back of the rear roller bush item 26 to permit this, the grease groove also provides lubrication for the roller gears. During operation as the temperature of the machine increases the lubrication grease will soak into the porous bronze bearing as part of the lubrication process, therefore it is important to always have a clean supply of grease in the roller cavity.

If rollers are not greased sufficiently rapid wear will occur to the roller bushes and roller shafts and usually this occurs first at the gear end of the rollers thus creating a tapered gap between the rollers resulting in a poorly cleaned casing and rapid gear wear. The illustration below shows typical roller shaft lubrication points as provided on all SSD casing cleaning machines.

The illustration shows a typical roller drive gear and grease cavity

Stainless Steel Designs

Roller shaft & support plates removed for clarity.

Cleaning Casing machines

In the interests of hygiene and good housekeeping at the end of each shift the machine or line and its equipment must be thoroughly cleaned.

Generally speaking, the rollers are self-cleaning and will be relatively clean if the machine is allowed to run for 5 minutes, after the last runner has passed through, with the spray pipe left in the ‘on’ position. After the machine or machines have been switched off, isolate all machines from the electrical supply before attempting to clean the equipment.

The machines should be washed with a mild detergent and a soft brush; care should be taken to ensure that no finished product is present in the tanks or in the vicinity of the machine or line before the detergent is applied.

The residual soap or detergent should be flushed away with warm water at a maximum temperature of 55ºC. The inside of the roller guards is cleaned in the same manner. It will be necessary to occasionally remove all of the fixed guards and remove any residual contamination that has accumulated in areas that cannot be washed with a hose. The frequency at which the machines are stripped down for cleaning will be determined to suit individual operations.

DO NOT use high pressure hoses or steam to clean this equipment; this will cause severe roller damage.

Stainless Steel Designs

Our Rating

In 2006 we bought our first 1000 SSD machine for cleaning sheep's casing, and after very good user experience with this machine, we bought another one in 2017. The sheep season in Norway is reasonably concentrated, where mostly everything comes to slaughter within 10 weeks, which has meant that the machine has previously been out of use approx. 40 weeks a year. The SSD machines, however, have proved to fit well also to the cleaning of hog casings, by only changing the settings, we can now use ...

Frode FossmarkRead More

In December 2017 we purchased 1200 mm automatic hog casing cleaning line, from Stainless steel designs Ltd, This is the second automatic hog casing cleaning line we have from Stainless steel designs Ltd. We are vey happy with both machines and now because of SSD machines we provide the very best quality Hog casings, to the sausage industry Domestic and otherwise. Because of the casings machines from SSD our casing sales have gone up 300% and are still rising for both internal and external clie...

Mark AndrewsRead More

We are very pleased with the high quality of cleaning machinery for producing the finest natural Hog, Sheep and Beef Casings. Proven cleaning machinery enables us to produce the finest casings which are used in sausages processing industry as well as for use in households making local delicacies. This enables us to keep hygiene standards and offer high quality products.

Petra Zlatarek, Croma-Varaždin d.o.o.Read More


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