Getting the best out of your equipment with advanced materials technology.

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How can you maximise performance with minimal equipment changes? Nylacast’s low weight low friction materials technology helps to deliver increased performance, safety and efficiency, helping to reduce maintenance and increase production.

In today’s industry, equipment manufacturers and users closely monitor their product's efficiency and overall 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?

With over five decades of engineering know-how, Nylacast offers engineered products and materials technology. Engineers and chemists are able to custom formulate materials in-house for more demanding applications and specific customer requirements.

Before specifying a material, a team of engineers will take a closer look at the application needs and environment before recommending a material best suited to the need.

One example of this is a sheave wheel.Regularly found on kinematic equipment, its sole purpose is to handle rope without wear. Traditionally made from cast iron the sheave wheel is heavy, prone to rust and corrosion and in need of regular replacement and maintenance. This also causes the rope used to decrease the longevity of rope wear.

A sheave wheel manufactured from Nylacast materials technology, allows it to perform the same task with eliminated corrosion, maintenance need, painting or protection.It is self-coloured and 1/7th the weight of the iron sheave wheel. Multiplying the weight with the number of sheave wheels installed and you will notice a significant reduction in overall machine weight.This can help improve energy efficiency and performance.

By understanding this example we can see how correct material selection, engineering know-how, and product development can result in increased end-user benefits by operating the same task with quality efficiency and performance.

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