THE TOP FIVE REASONS YOU SHOULDCONSIDER PLASTIC GEARS AND SPROCKETS
Plastic gears are typically lighter than metal. Reduced weight gears consume less power and thusreduces the size requirements for drive motors. Reduced weight also leads to increased line speedsthat ultimately improve efficiency.
Plastic does not break down when exposed to the caustic chemicals used during wash downs nor doesplastics have a tendency to decay. Metal can become pitted creating fatigue as well as stress cracks.Plastic gears last much longer and to have more a extensive operational life than those that are madeof metal
.ENHANCED SHOCK ABSORPTION
Plastics have greater flexibility than steel which gives it significantly higher levels of shock absorption.This is a particularly strong benefit where automation lines constantly stop and go which involve asudden bursts of energy resulting in shock load
The flexibility of plastics such as Nylon allows gears to be made much larger than their metalcounterparts. When a gear is wider and thicker it becomes stronger and is able to bear more load.The transitioning force is spread across a larger cross section!
Many types of plastics have self-lubricating benefits. Self-lubrication is ideal in eliminatingthe need for maintenance engineers to constantly apply messy lubrications. Plastics gears areperfect for Food processing and conveyor equipment since it would eliminate the need to shuta production line down, and eliminate a pasty grease that traps unwanted contamination.
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