Does your packaging system, conveyors, or material handling system require you to keep systems up and running for moving packages and products? If so, you may need plastic components that are custom-made to fit your application.
How “custom” is a custom roller? At Slideways, the short answer is “as custom as you need it.”
We have extensive experience in manufacturing all kinds of conveyor system rollers in a wide range of materials (not just plastic). Our plastic conveyor rollers suit any number of applications, including unit material handling systems, food processing equipment, and conveyor chain and belt returns.
Slider beds are like roller beds; they help you transport and accumulate products.
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..
UHMW is difficult to pick out in a pile of HDPE plastics, but it is a totally different thermoplastic.
Virtually every manufacturing and distribution operation uses conveyor systems to move parts and finished products from one location to another and from one process to the next.
Regardless of the products being conveyed or the processes with which the conveyor system interacts, all conveyor systems have the same basic components: belts, rollers, guides, bearings, and drives, to name a few.
These are the components that provide the power and motion that enable the conveyor system to function.
Every manufacturer focuses on improving productivity. That's why figuring out how to increase productivity in manufacturing company has brought about lean manufacturing strategies which continue to gain popularity.
Companies are constantly looking to minimize downtime, maximize operational efficiencies, and reduce costs to efficiently improve manufacturing. What some manufacturers fail to understand, though, is that productivity can only be as good as your equipment.
It’s not hard to understand why some product designers and engineers would hesitate to use plastic bearings in their designs.
After all, they’re probably used to rugged products and subsystem components like bearings being made from alloys such as steel and bronze. Or they simply don’t think plastics can handle tough applications or extreme environmental conditions.
Plastics have long been identified as some of the safest and most efficient materials for a variety of uses in the food industry. Plastic sprockets are a fundamental part of any food industry conveyor system and processing machinery because their physical properties including wear resistance, wide operating temperature ranges, and superior tensile strength offer a number of crucial benefits.