New Whitepaper Suggests That Plant Managers Can Keep Motion Systems Running Longer And Better—With Plastics

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The latest whitepaper published by Intech Power-core(tm) details how cam followers and rollers with polymer bearing surfaces resist wear, need no maintenance, run faster, and ultimately keep motion systems and machines running longer and leaner those with all metal components.

Poylmer cam followers for cam driven motion systems

Performance Plastics in Motion Systems

After careful calculations and extensive testing we were pleased to have not only solved the primary request of our customer but also deliver a great number of additional benefits, cost-savings and competitive advantages they had never asked for.

The newest whitepaper from Intech Power-Core(tm) details how Cam followers and rollers with polymer bearing surfaces resist wear, need no maintenance and run fast. The paper takes the case of Intech’s improvement of the Belvac 595, 795, and super K can making machines.

The white-paper shows that even-though you may not pay much attention to rollers and cam followers. You should. These components can make or break the performance of the motion systems found on packaging, medical, semiconductor and other industrial machines.

Many engineers still turn to metal rollers or cam followers by default. For the best performance, however, look for rollers or cam followers that have polymer bearing surfaces. When properly designed and specified, polymers cam followers and rollers will:

1.Lubricate themselves
2.Resist friction and wear
3.Minimize contamination
4.Damp shock and vibration
5.Maximize speeds
5.Withstand corrosive environments
6.Cost less than their metal counterparts

However, not all polymers are created equal when it comes to delivering these benefits. The best polymers for motion applications have a unique balance of properties. They need to exhibit robust mechanical properties, and those properties need to be stable in the face of temperature extremes, chemical exposures, moisture and other real-world threats.

“For the last 30 years we have been helping plant managers and engineers at tier one suppliers and OEMs improve the performance of their motion systems by incorporating our unique practical understanding of performance plastics into motion system design or motion system maintenance,” remarked Georg Bartosch, President of Intech Power-Core(TM) “Can making was a unique challenge for us because the plant was facing challenges that on paper no polymer could fix. After careful calculations and extensive testing we were pleased to have not only solved the primary request of our customer but also deliver a great number of additional benefits, cost-savings and competitive advantages they had never asked for.”

To get a better understanding of how the best polymer motion components can outperform their metal counterparts,download our white paper below.

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