Sliding plastics for conveyors and conveyor systems
LubX® product family
Conveyor systems in various industries are exposed to a wide range of loads and ambient conditions, which have a very strong influence on the friction and wear behaviour of the materials used.
The market launch of LubX® in 2012 by Röchling revolutionised the observation of sliding materials because, for the first time, the interaction of the individual sliding partners in the actual application was used to develop the materials.
Today, our LubX® product family comprises seven matched sliding plastics having exceptional sliding properties for different sliding systems and/or ambient conditions.
To develop our sliding materials, we conducted a large number of tribological tests under various conditions and had our materials tested in test labs of leading scientific institutions in plastics and conveyor technology after testing them in our in-house test labs.
● = Major improvement (compared to a standard PE-UHMW)
○ = Improvement (compared to a standard PE-UHMW)
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Our sliding materials have been used in conveyor systems all over the world for decades. What we know: Every system has different requirements for the sliding materials used. The information in the table is an initial guide, but on no account can itreplace expert advice on selecting the right sliding material for your conveyor system.
The performance and service life of sliding materials for conveyor systems is determined by various influencing factors. These have to be taken into account for the selection. For instance:
Dimensions and tolerances
We would be happy to assist you in selecting the best sliding material for your application. Just use our contact form at the bottom of the page and drop us a note.
Why is it so important to consult us regarding the proper choice of sliding material?
There is no typical material characteristic value for the friction and wear of a material. The selection is about the "system properties", i.e. the analysis of further influencing variables and parameters from the individual application. The tribological system (Tribosystem for short) was introduced for this purpose. In addition to the two friction partners, it also comprises further influencing variables such as the intermediate material, the ambient medium and the ambient conditions present, such as the movement sequence, the length of time, the pressure and the temperature in addition to the conveying velocity and the layout of the conveyor system. A suitable sliding material for an application can only be selected if all parameters have been systematically considered. (See: Czichos, Habig (2015), p. 14, Tribology Manual, 4th Edition, Springer-Verlag, Wiesbaden)
Tribological measuring system
Sliding material developed particularly for systems that are to be operated at higher speeds and compressive loads and thus higher productivity.
Permanently anti-static sliding material, coloured and having excellent sliding properties. Particularly suitable for conveyor systems that are to be operated at higher speeds and where an anti-static effect is required.
Anti-static sliding material that combines excellent tribological properties with controlled electrostatic discharge. Especially for systems in materials handling that are to be operated at high speeds.