food grade lube-old grease
Competitive greases leave large wear particles, some
in the range of 60 microns,
as shown here.
food grade-good grease
Schaeffer greases leave much smaller wear particles on the order of 2 microns in size, as shown here. Bearing life doubles and grease consumption is more than halved using Schaeffer.
food grade -gears
Better base oils result in lower friction and reduced amperage. On average, power consumption is reduced 4-8%. Temperatures are reduced an average of 10-20°F.

Historically, using food grade lubricants meant sacrificing equipment life because conventional lubricants could not handle high oven temperatures.

Schaeffer has developed a new generation of lubrication technology resulting in dramatic wear reduction and longer lubricant life.

A major U.S. Animal Feed Supplier compared Schaeffer's Synthetic Food Grade Grease to another leading specialty grease they were using. Wear particles were reduced dramatically from 60 micron-sized particles to 2 micron-sized particles. Bearing life doubled and grease consumption was gradually reduced from 120 shots in 4 hours to 50 shots in 4 hours.

When It's Hot

Schaeffer food grade lubricants can withstand a higher temperature range (up to 250° more) than conventional lubes because they use a whole new generation of premium base oils. Most of those are synthetics. This makes Schaeffer lubes ideal for hot (600º+) applications such as ovens, pellet mills and compressors.

When It's Wet

Schaeffer food grade lubricants do not mix with water. Our grease resists wash out and rancidity. The oils will not emulsify. Extra demulsifiers in the oil drop water contamination to the bottom so it can be easily drained off.

When It Comes to Federal Regulations

Schaeffer's H-1 food grade lubricants meet the requirements of FDA regulation 21CFR 178.3570, NSF standards for use in operations where incidental contact with food may occur or in operations which require H-1 lubricants such as the following:

  1. Food Processing or Packaging Plants
  2. Meat, Poultry, or Fish Processing Plants
  3. Beverage and Bottling Plants
  4. Dairies and Creameries
  5. Candy and Snack Plants
  6. Pharmaceutical Plants

Food Grade Lubricants