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UHMW vs Teflon™ in Packaging Machinery and Conveyor Applications

Apr 2, 2021 1:39:57 PM / by Slideways, Inc. posted in uhmw, conveyor systems, high-temp, temperature stable, heat resistant, impact strength

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Slippery Plastic Smackdown!

Slideways frequently fields quote requests for parts made of Teflon™, the brand name for PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene). Once learning more about the application, we usually determine a UHMW (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) part is needed. Teflon has a place in packaging machinery, but it is not the go-to material until some specific operating conditions are met.

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5 Things You Need To Know About UHMW

May 25, 2017 9:13:00 AM / by Slideways, Inc. posted in plastic, uhmw, conveyor systems, uhmw-pe

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Metal-Detectable-chain-guide-top_rightUltra-High Molecular Weight (UHMW) is the highest quality polyethylene (PE) available, engineered for extreme performance and a wide range of applications. Because UHMW plastics resist so many different kinds of abuse we use it for machining plastic components and chain guides destined for high-wear operations such as commercial and industrial conveyor systems.

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Why Conveyor Transfer Modules and Plates Are So Important

Apr 4, 2017 9:02:00 AM / by Slideways, Inc. posted in plastic, uhmw, conveyor systems, transfer plates

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accumulation-rollers-300x165Virtually every manufacturing and distribution operation utilizes 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.

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High Performance, Dry Lubricant Polyethylene Ideal For Reducing Friction, Improving Performance

Mar 4, 2015 9:02:00 AM / by Slideways, Inc. posted in plastic, lower friction, uhmw, lubricant, polyethylene

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blulubA 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.

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High Performance Conveyor Components

Dec 17, 2014 10:13:00 AM / by Slideways, Inc. posted in conveyor components, plastic, fda compliant, uhmw, blulub, x-ray

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Conveyor Chain and Belt Tracks

Sep 16, 2014 9:22:00 AM / by Slideways, Inc. posted in plastic, cnc, belt tracks, conveyor chain, uhmw

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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.

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