Industry Profile: Why use Cast Nylon for Material Handling Applications

Logistics Factory Trade Industrial Hall Transport

Material handling equipment is put to the test every day. Businesses can’t afford to have their machines out of service because of 1 broken part. That’s why cast nylon, self-lubricating plastic parts are so important for this industry.

In an industry with high levels of friction, well lubricated parts are critical, but it’s not practical to manually spray lubricant on these parts as that requires downtime, and often disassembling of equipment to reach some parts. With self-lubricating cast nylon you avoid this, and the part holds up better to wear and abrasion (making the part last longer than alternative materials).

Nylatech self lubricating plastics are also corrosion and chemical resistant. They also have a low-coefficient of friction and are lightweight. If part color is important for safety or other logistical reasons, this plastics is available in high visibility and colors.

Here are a few examples of material handling equipment parts that lend themselves to this plastics:

  • Scrolls
  • Wear plates
  • Chain guides
  • Bushings
  • Sprockets
  • Bumper blocks
  • Wear strips
  • Conveyor parts
  • Pulleys & sheaves
  • Conveyor chains

If you’re looking for a plastic part for your materials handling equipment, talk to the knowledgeable experts at Nylatech who can help you pick the perfect, self-lubricating plastic material to create your parts.