Maximising performance whilst reducing costs

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How can you maximise equipment performance and reduce machine downtime? Nylacast’s materials technology helps to deliver increased product, safety and efficiency. From simple low weighting of components to reducing and often eliminating maintenance need, Nylacast engineers focus on custom made products and solutions for all industries.

In the world of engineering precision and refinement often play a key role in overall product performance, with manufacturers across multiple sectors looking in detail at their product efficiency and performance.

With thousands of engineering materials available on the market, which bring the most value? The widely available at the lowest price or a bespoke material for specific use?

Nylacast offers engineered products and materials with five decades know-how of developing materials technology. In-house chemists are able to custom formulate materials for more demanding applications. However, before offering this product and service range, a team of engineers will take a closer look at elements of the application including its environment, length of service, mating materials and many others before recommending a material which will not only suffice for the need but also strengthens the performance through delivering multiple benefits.

An example of this is a simple wear pad. Commonly found on various pieces of machinery and equipment. Traditionally made from steel the wear pad works in its application, with baggage. The steel pad is heavy, prone to rust and corrosion and in need of regular replacement and maintenance.

Now take a Nylacast wear pad and the materials technology allows it to perform the same task with corrosion resistance, no need for maintenance, painting or protection. It is self-coloured and 1/7th the weight of the steel pad. Multiply this weight saving by the number of clamps installed and there is a significant reduction in overall machine weight. This can help increase fuel efficiency and performance.

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