Unlike metals or ceramics, plastics are viscoelastic materials – that is, they respond to stress as if they’re a combination of a viscous fluid and a plastic solid. In other words, while plastics have solid-related characteristics such as stability of … Continue reading
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Plastic compounds come in a staggering array of formulations and materials for a wide range of industries, applications, and products. Selecting the right plastic material that offers excellent heat resistant properties is critical for any application in which thermal properties … Continue reading
A proprietary, new high performance ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene compound incorporates solid lubricants to offer a lower coefficient of friction for significantly improved chain and belt performance in a wide range of conveyor and other material processing systems.
Metal-detectable ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene is an ideal solution for rugged, wear-resistant moving components used in food processing, bottling and canning, packaging, pharmaceutical manufacturing – any system in which it’s critical to detect and prevent potential contamination threats that … Continue reading
Demanding manufacturing processes faced with extreme environmental or stringent liability challenges need conveyor systems that can meet high standards of performance and reliability. If you’re a discrete or process manufacturer operating in a tough production environment, upgrading your conveyor systems … Continue reading
Companies and processing plants looking for have come to rely upon Slideways for a wide range of plastic components including: Plastic Bearings Rollers Pulleys Chain Guides Wear strips Belt Guides Star Wheels Conveyor Components Whether you’re a packaging equipment manufacturer or … Continue reading
If you need conveyor chain and belt tracks, Slideways has been the leader in heavy-duty, high-reliability material handling system components for over two decades. Our conveyor chain and belt tracks are found anywhere reliable, heavy-duty, pong-wearing material handling systems are … Continue reading
Custom machined plastic conveyor parts are an ideal solution for companies throughout the country that utilize material handling systems with specialized requirements or processes. For over two decades, Slideways has been producing the highest quality custom machined plastic conveyor parts … Continue reading
Virtually every materials handling system, such as a conveyor system, is subject to advanced wear caused primarily by friction. Conveyor components – no matter how durable and well-made – eventually wear out, often causing unnecessary downtime and added expense.. However, … Continue reading
Why would you use plastic bearings and bushings? Modern plastics may offer advantages over traditional metal applications. Depending on the application, choosing to use plastic over other more traditional materials can offer longer life, reduced maintenance costs and lower energy … Continue reading