Category Archives: sawmill

Why cast nylon is best for sawmill equipment

Cast nylon plastic is great for many different applications and industries and today we’re going to look at how it’s used in the sawmill equipment industry. The sawmill and lumber industry is booming with a growth of about 2.4% per year and employing over 86,000 throughout the US. So much of our country and the…
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Chain Guides are Better in Plastic

Decades ago, it would have been surprising to see a plastic chain guide in any industry, let alone in a heavy duty conveyor environment; but now it seems that those dealing with chain-driven equipment have embraced the benefits. Plastic chain guides are known for their ability to reduce friction, dampen noise, soften vibration and even…
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Better in the Sun

One of the reasons many cast nylon products are so flexible in their useage is that they are UV resistant, making them ideal for indoor and outdoor applications. The durability and natural lubrication has made cast nylon ideal for replacing rubber and metal parts that wear out quickly like bearings, sprockets, wheels and chain guides,…
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Less Friction = Less Risk in Mills

  Friction is a liability in a sawmill. Not only can it cause excess wear and tear on equipment leading to increased down time, but it can also lead to sparks and breakage, which in a mill, can be deadly. While most mills have converted to lower friction chain beds like those made of urethane,…
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