Reducing maintenance and wear of mining equipment

Mining is an important industry and one not without challenges. Equipment in mining is expensive, and equipment downtime can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars each day the equipment is out of service. 

One way to reduce maintenance costs is to reduce the wear and tear on parts by making them in cast nylon. Cast Nylon is naturally wear-resistant and helps extend the life of your mining equipment parts. 

Many grades of Nylatech cast nylon include solid lubricant additives and have high pressure velocity (PV) values. For some grades, excellent lubrication can be achieved by using specific grades of cast nylon without the need for start-up or running lubrication. This also means you don’t have to maintain the lubrication as part of your maintenance schedule or mining equipment downtime.

Mining equipment is known for having equipment parts where sliding, rolling, abrasion, and impact cause premature wear on parts. With cast nylon, you can eliminate these problems with mating parts and increase the life of the components. 

Typical applications for cast nylon in mining include:

  • Bushings
  • Wear plates
  • Slide bearings
  • Belt rope guide sheaves
  • Valve seats
  • Thrust bearings
  • Drag line sheaves
  • Axle nose cone bearings
  • Seals
  • Pivot bushings
  • Rubbing blocks
  • Guides
  • Cams
  • Gears
  • Steering kingpin thrust bearings
  • Track boggy wheel bushings
  • Wear strips

Call our team today if you need parts for your mining equipment made in cast nylon.