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Food Packaging: Plastic Bearings Increase Production of Ice Cream

Posted by Dave Biering

Oct 30, 2014 9:30:00 AM

 Plastic Bearings Increase Production of Ice CreamSpeed is the name of the game with any food processing application, since any manufacturing stoppage means lost productivity and lost profits. In the case of ice cream production, the stakes are even higher given perishable diary ingredients and the real risk of contamination. That’s one reason why the country’s leading ice cream producers look to Ultracomp bearings to keep their conveyor systems rolling.

Read on to learn how Ultracomp bearings are keeping the conveyors rolling:

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Topics: Food, Ultracomp, Plastic Bearings

Best of the Blog with Bearing Videos!

Posted by Dave Biering

Oct 28, 2014 9:30:00 AM

TriStar Plastics - Best of the Blog with Bearing Videos!It’s hard to believe that we started our Tech Talk blog nearly seven years ago! I recently took a look back at some of our more recent blog posts and decided to record some quick videos to expand on some interesting plastic bearing application details. Check them out here!

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Topics: Plastic Bearings, Bearing Manufacturer

Plasma Treatment of Medical Plastics

Posted by Dave Biering

Oct 23, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Surgical catheters can slide and maneuver more easily within the body after plasma treatment.  We’ve had many calls recently from the medical community; both medical device and pharma manufacturers seeking to modify their plastic components in their quest to deliver better patient outcomes. And it is truly amazing how simply altering the surface properties of components via vacuum plasma can enhance medical and scientific applications. Surgical catheters, for instance, can slide and maneuver more easily within the body after plasma treatment. And the timed-release of drugs via PEEK and PVC tubes can be achieved more easily after plasma.

This week on Tech Talk we wanted to help you evaluate if plasma treatment is the right choice for your medical application.

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Topics: Surface Modification, Medical, Plasma Treatment

5 Reasons Why Plastic Bearings Outperform Metal

Posted by Dave Biering

Oct 21, 2014 9:30:00 AM

3)	5 Reasons Why Plastic Bearings Outperform Metal

One of the areas of my position that I really enjoy is educating designers on the benefits of plastic bearings. There is still a widespread misconception that metal bearings have better durability and longevity, but the opposite is actually true! Plastic bearings are a tough-yet-lightweight and durable-yet-economical alternative to metal.

So what are some of the top reasons why bearings outperform metal – and should be part of your design specifications? Consider the following:

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Topics: Bearing Failure, Plastic Bearings

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