Mechanical & plant engineering: plastics for efficient processes
Even after heavy loads and countless operating hours, plant and machinery must continue to operate reliably. That means designers need a whole variety of materials depending on the application. These must, for instance, have good friction properties, high temperature resistance or thermal insulation. We offer plastics that are developed specifically for these requirements. We would be happy to advise you on the selection of suitable materials for your particular application.
Good slide friction reduces the energy consumption of your machinery
GFRP tube sheet as wear plates for a heat exchanger
Tube sheets machined from Durostone® used as wear plates for a heat exchanger of a salt extraction plant permanently resists contact with the highly abrasive suspension of water, salt and other solids. The glass-fiber reinforced material remains functional with its particularly high resistance to chemicals even in long-term contact with the suspension. The wear plates with a diameter of up to 3,100 mm and a thickness of 150 mm have been machined on modern CNC systems according to customer specifications in tight tolerances.
Our LubX® product range offers high-performance sliding materials specifically developed for conveyor technology. Thanks to its outstanding sliding properties, conveyor systems equipped with LubX® need less energy, slip-stick effects are avoided and process stability is improved. Depending on the application we recommend LubX® CV, LubX® C, LubX® S or LubX® Ast black
Trovidur® EPC (PVC-U) powder-coating systems
We have developed Trovidur® EPC sheets especially for the construction of so-called quick colour change powder-coating booths. The special formulation contributes to the low adhesion of overspray. This makes quick colour changes possible and increases booth efficiency. Furthermore, the material optimises booth efficiency, as the powder can be fed back into the continuous cycle.
Heat insulating materials
With their high thermal insulation, our Glastherm® heat insulating systems help to reduce the energy demand and hence the energy costs of your machines. Typical applications include hydraulic wood and plastic presses, tool and mould construction, tyre presses and rubber processing.
Trovidur® ES-FB for expansion bellows with support frame
Expansion bellows often consist of special textiles, folded and reinforced on the inside with a support frame. Trovidur® ES-FB sheets are specially developed for the construction of the support frames. The sheets have outstanding flexural fatigue strength, without breaking. Trovidur® ES-FB has an extremely high modulus of elasticity and the excellent bondability and weldability make construction easier. In addition, the plates can be milled very easily, which makes a variety of geometries possible.
Hydroma® Quality Cutting Boards
Wherever the cutting of soft materials is involved, Röchling Hydroma is present – be it as an initial equipment provider for cutting machine construction or for replacement demands. Hydroma® Quality Cutting Boards are available for all cutting machine makes, cutting processes and tools, e.g. swing-arm cutting machines, bridge-type cutting machines, travelling-head cutting machines, roller and bridge-type cutting presses.
With its high mechanical strength and rigidity our deep-drawable, glass fiber reinforced material Sustavacu® 6 GF (PA 6) is used for example as tubs, hoods, cladding and covers in mechanical and plant engineering.
Gears, worm gears and sprockets made from our materials have been used successfully in many machines and systems for many years. The use of technical plastics significantly reduces cost. Less downtime due to maintenance and longer service lives of all components is just as beneficial as the low lubricant requirements and low vibration and noise.
Castors made of our materials Sustamid® 6G (PA 6G) and Lamigamid® (PA 6G) machined within tight tolerances are subject to less wear than steel because of their excellent abrasion resistance and high mechanical strength and toughness, are low-maintenance and thus make for a very long servicelife. We would be happy to advise and support you in selecting materials, designing and performing stress computations.
The performance and reliability of materials used in mechanical and plant engineering are influenced by a whole variety of factors. These factors must be taken into account in order to select the right materials. Examples:
Contact with operating resources, parting agents, lubricants and detergents
Construction requirements, dimensions and tolerances
We are happy to advise you on the selection of suitable materials for your particular application. Just use our contact form at the bottom of the page and write to us.
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The Industrial division of the Röchling Group offers you a comprehensive range of thermoplastics and composites.