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Types of Sprockets and Plastics Used in the Food Industry

Mar 11, 2022 12:27:19 PM / byapp华体会网址posted inmaterials,fda compliant,conveyor systems,food transportation,plastic sprockets

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Plastic sprockets are a fundamental part of any food conveyor system or food processing machinery. Plastics have long been identified as some of the safest and most efficient materials for use in the food handling industry. Plastic properties such as wear resistance, wide operating temperature ranges, and superior tensile strength offer many benefits. Plastic sprockets are lightweight, durable, and easy to clean, which provides food handling equipment manufacturers with a reliable and versatile component for use in a variety of food preparation and transportation systems.

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Tight Tolerance Ranges for Machined Plastic Parts Aren’t Always Needed

Dec 21, 2021 2:10:24 PM / byapp华体会网址posted inconveyor components,machined,conveyor systems

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Slideways manufactures precision plastic parts for conveyors and packaging machinery. This market encompasses avariety of unique applicationsthat require different part tolerancing considerations. Factors affecting part tolerance include application, part size, and material. This blog will explain the typical applications and materials Slideways works with when designing conveyor and packaging machinery components.

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从2021年包世博会拉斯维加斯四个外卖

Oct 19, 2021 4:03:23 PM / byapp华体会网址posted inindustry,News

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Pack Expo 2021 was an excellent experience for me and the rest of the Slideways team. After over a year of being locked down, it was energizing to interact in person. Though Slideways exhibited in the 2020 Virtual Pack Expo, it was missing the spontaneity that comes with a face-to-face conversation. This year at Pack Expo, casual chats lead to discussions of opportunities that would have likely been missed during a virtual meeting.

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Exhibiting Vital Conveyor Components at PackExpo 2021

Aug 19, 2021 3:36:21 PM / byapp华体会网址posted inNews

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Exhibiting Conveyor Components at PackExpo 2021

Slideways will be exhibiting at PackExpo 2021 in Las Vegas on September 27-29. The Slideways booth will feature a full range of UHMW extruded profiles and guide rails in addition to other materials that meet FDA, USDA, and pharmaceutical requirements. Examples of Slideways’ custom CNC machining capability of plastic materials will also be on display.

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Which UHMW Properties Are Best for You?

Jul 23, 2021 10:12:10 AM / byapp华体会网址posted inuhmw,conveyor systems,high-temp,temperature stable,heat resistant,impact strength

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UHMW (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene) plastic is the choice material for conveyors and packaging machinery. Its unique properties, ease of fabrication, and low-cost make it the optimal selection for this industry. Its ability to handle abrasion, impact, corrosive cleaning solutions, and wet environments enables UHMW to stand up to extensive wear and tear. Additionally, its dampening properties reduce conveyor noise and vibration. Made in large sheets for big or long parts, UHMW machines easily and can be extruded into complex profiles with thick or thin cross-sections.All these attributes make UHMW a great option for machine builders and maintenance personnel that are concerned with price, extending the life of initial installations, and repairs.

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UHMW vs Teflon™ in Packaging Machinery and Conveyor Applications

Apr 2, 2021 1:39:57 PM / byapp华体会网址posted inuhmw,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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How to Get Custom Plastic Components Manufactured

Nov 3, 2017 1:00:00 PM / byapp华体会网址posted incomponents,custom,industry,conveyor components,plastic

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custom plastic components manufacturerDo you want to build custom plastic components?

Do you need them to maintain and optimize your packaging systems, conveyors, and other material handling systems for moving packages and products?

If yes, and your specific industry or application requires you to keep systems up and running with plastic components that are custom-made to fit and perform excellently for years, then you needSlideways.

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Custom Plastic Conveyor Rollers for Any Application

Aug 18, 2017 1:50:00 PM / byapp华体会网址posted incustom,conveyor components,plastic,custom roller

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custom plastic conveyor rollersHow “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.

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Slider Bed: How Do They Work Compared to Roller Bed?

Jun 22, 2017 10:09:00 AM / byapp华体会网址posted inplastic,custom roller,slider beds,guides,timing belt

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rollers for roller bedSlider beds are like roller beds; they help you transport and accumulate products.

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Plastic Machinery Components: Should You Switch from Metal?

Jun 14, 2017 2:09:00 PM / byapp华体会网址posted incomponents

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The benefits of standard plastic machinery components over their metal counterparts are numerous.

Today’s plastics are marvels of advanced engineering, just as strong and chemical- and heat-resistant as many metal alloys. That’s why standard plastic machinery components are a great option for many commercial and industrial processes, machines, and systems.

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