Slideways is the expert at providing extruded profiles. Profiles are available in UHMW, High temp UHMW, Oil filled UHMW MD-Nylon and PTFE (Teflon®). Rail covers and snap-ons are stocked in 10 and 20 foot lengths. Some are also stocked in 100 and 500 foot coils.
The extruded profile is also available in MD-Nylon J-Leg, UHMW J-Leg, UHMW Full Round, or UHMW Half-Round.
Extruded profiles can be used as belt guides, guide rails and protective edging. They are high impact resistant and will not mar most cans or bottles.
Custom Angles and Channels
Slideways can machine custom angles and channels from any material for special applications. Custom angles and channels are used for guiding plastic modular belts or chains. Slideways can add mounting holes or apply pressure-sensitive adhesive for easy installation.
UHMW guide angles and channels can be used to line the bottoms of steel channel to prevent metal-to-metal contact in wear strip applications.
Slideways machines custom sized angles and channels for specific applications.
Cut Plastic Wear Strip and Cut-To-Size Plastic
Slideways keeps an extensive inventory of plastic materials. The thickness can be planed to a plus or minus .01 inches; saw-cut widths to a plus or minus .03 inches; machined to a plus or minus .01 inches.
High Temperature Applications
Profiles are available in HT-UHMW for applications up to 275°F and PTFE (Teflon®) for applications up to 500°F. Glass Manufacturing, Food Processing, Chemical Processing and Bakeries are typical industries that require higher temperature profiles.
Advantages of PTFE Profiles:
- Operating temperature – 350°F to + 500°F
- Higher resistance to chemicals, allows operation in harsh environments
- Very low coefficient of friction
- Excellent insulating properties for electrical applications
- Approved for direct food contact
Other materials for high temperature applications include PEEK, Torlon®, Rulon® and Vespel®.