The Fundamentals: Fundamental Solutions
Kathy | April 1, 2008
FRP Metal-Parts Wash-Boxes
Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company high-strength fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite metalparts wash-boxes cost approximately 1/3 the price of traditional stainless steel models. Designed to handle heavy payloads (150 lb. capacity), they are engineered to withstand small-part washing system chemicals and provide continuous operation at temperatures to 350 F. By minimizing the “dumps” from high-speed conveyor-to-container, use of these lighter-weight units requires less labor and reduces part damage/scrap.
Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company
Steel Bearing Alternatives
SKF’s MRC® hybrid ceramic ball bearings combine traditional steel rings with nonconductive silicon nitride balls. This combination facilitates insulating properties to prevent electrical arcing and associated surface damage. Bearings provide ideal “drop-in” replacement solutions within existing design envelopes. According to the company, these ceramic components are lighter, harder and more durable than all-steel bearings, and can run at higher speeds and lower operating temperatures.