A manufacturer of bottling equipment was having trouble with ball bearings during the washdown process. The cleaning agent used within this washdown environment was washing the lubrication out of linear ball bearings. As one might expect, when lubrication was cleansed from the components and surfaces, the ball bearings would then seize on the shaft. The effect was to destroy both the bearing and the shaft. Along with the cost of replacing these parts, there was also considerable downtime, resulting in overall lower production.