About Slideways

Since 1994, we have been making standard and custom designed plastic parts and components – bearings, conveyor chain and belt guides, simple and complex custom designed plastic parts, plastic extrusions, SlideTrax and more – for packaging equipment, conveyor systems, process equipment, bottling and canning and power transmission applications.

Our dedication to on-time performance and the production of the highest quality components has allowed our customers to increase productivity and reduce downtime resulting in more efficient operations and reduced costs.

Whether you need an unusual shape or high performance material or both, we can help you by producing a part which suits your application and your machine the best. We work from your specs, with a vast understanding of different conveyor belts, state-of-the-art technical machines and experience.

Slideways – Custom Fabrication of Plastic Components

Our machine shop is tooled for a variety of parts from many different plastic materials. We can produce high-quality components for machinery quickly and at a competitive price. We can also create custom machine parts for existing equipment from customer prints or reverse engineer parts from customer provided samples.

CNC Router for Star Wheels, SlideTrax®, Conveyor Chain Guides

Our CNC Router is BIG! – with a machine area of 5-feet-by-12-feet and a 10-station tool changer. This enables us to manufacture a very large part, or many small components from a single sheet of material. On the CNC Router, we machine custom star wheels (to more than 48″ diameter), straight and curved SlideTrax for table top chain and custom sprockets.

Profiles and Chain Guides

Every year we produce miles of chain guides, belt guides and rail covers. Customers can order small quantities of special guides, without the high tooling cost and minimums required for an extrusion.

CNC Turning for Bearings

CNC lathes turn out OEM plastic parts up to 8 inches in diameter. We make an incredible variety of bearings, pulleys and rollers from our CNC lathes. We often machine the inside diameters so that a ball bearing can be snapped into the ID or pulleys and wheels.

Vertical Machining Centers

Our Haas VF-2, with its 4-axis capability and a 26-inch-by-32-inch work area, and the even larger Haas VF-4, with a 26-inch-by-50-inch work area.

Common Materials used by Slideways

Some Special Applications Materials:

UHMW-PE

  • Ertalyte® PET)
  • Rulon®
  • PEEK
  • Torlon®
  • Micarta®
  • Ultem
  • PVC
  • Polysulfone
  • Oil-filled
  • Reprocessed
  • Anti-Static
  • DrySlide
  • High Temperature
  • Abrasive resistant Ceram P®
  • UV-UHMW
Acetal

  • Delrin®

Nylon

  • Nylon
  • MD-Nylon
  • Oil-filled

PTFE

  • Teflon®

Lube-filled Wood

  • Arguda Wood