Industry solutions expert Lee Holt to oversee the new division.

Emerson Bearing Boston (www.emersonbearing.com) launches a new packaging division to specifically cater to the bearing needs of food processing and pharmaceutical packaging industries.

The company's dedicated packaging division is led by Lee Holt, Marketing Specialist and bearings expert who has been with the company for 46 years. 

Packaging and Food processing are usually fully automated and often take place under extreme operating conditions. This requires low maintenance, special hygiene requirements and operational reliability. Emerson Bearing Boston's knowledgeable packaging team assists clients in determining which bearing technologies would be most suitable by taking into consideration the specifications, recommendations, maintenance strategies, fatigue life and wear resistance of the bearing in relation to the application. The company’s 24/7 service and inventory are critical to the operations of many of their packaging clients.

Emerson Bearing Boston offers FAG, NTN, SK and other brands as well as special solutions that include best in class corrosion resistant pillow blocks at affordable price points. All are available with triple lip seals. For high load positions in filling plants, the company offers several slewing ring options such as four point contact bearings or crossed roller bearings.

"The number of packaging clients we serve has tripled over the past two years, warranting an entire division. Part of the reason for our growth is that we are one of the few bearing companies remaining that has not diversified to the point of no longer supplying bearings. We are bearing experts and we are a leading provider of bearings to OEM and MRO markets in the U.S.," notes Steve Katz, president.