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Food Processing, Custom Plastic Fabrication & Frying – Oh my!

By Dave Biering on July 17, 2014

1)	Food Processing, Custom Plastic Fabrication & Frying – Oh my!Have you obtained your free copies of our Food Processing and Food Packaging technical white papers?   Here you’ll learn how food manufacturers are increasing production levels and improving safety ― simply by replacing traditional metal and bronze bearings with durable, value-driven composites and polymers.

Another unique food bearing challenge recently came through our custom fabrication shop when we developed Ultraflon components for a brand new French fry machine. 

Here’s how:

Our partner developed an all-new machine that converts granulated potatoes into crispy fries in just under a minute.  The process involves rehydration, pressing, cutting and frying of the potato product to achieve the perfect product consistency.  With special UL and NSF requirements in place, Ultraflon excelled as a structural and component bearing in this demanding, quick-fry application.  Ultraflon offers superior wear and extrusion resistance, plus low friction to accommodate the machine’s unique design envelope.

Want to explore custom components for your food application?  Check out our custom fabrication video or request a quote today

Topics: Food Custom Bearings
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Trilon Modified UHMW – Ideal for Custom Components

By Dave Biering on April 10, 2014

Trilon AR and FRA question was recently posted to our portal asking about Trilon as a custom component.  Trilon is a modified-UHMW that gives superior wear in highly-abrasive environments. The material is available in variety of formulas, and can be fabricated in the field, or easily customized in-house using carbide or diamond tools.  Trilon excels in industries where durability and longevity matter; including mining, pulp and paper, and timber handling.  Explore our Railroad White Paper to review how custom Trilon FR components delivered superior fire resistance to a mass transit system.

Both Trilon AR and FR give nearly double the wear life of virgin acetal, and up to four times the wear  of nylon.  And since Trilon has a dynamic friction of just .07, the material requires less energy to drive systems ― which can help lower your operating costs. 

Look to Trilon for:

  • Lightweight alternative to stainless steel (8x lighter)
  • Self-lubricating properties that “polish” mating materials to reduce friction
  • Abrasion, moisture and all-weather tolerance
  • Lower operating costs

Ask our design Experts for a quote on Trilon custom components today!

Topics: UHMW Trilon Custom Bearings