Wearlon plastics for automation applications

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Wearlon thermoplastics replacements are being engineered by Cut To Size Plastics for machine building, process automation, drive and conveyor equipment, construction equipment, mineral processing and offshore technology.

The Wearlon range of LiNNOTAMHiPERFORMANCE polyamides – including 612 and 1200 grades are partially crystalline, thermoplastic high performance polyamides which, using carefully formulated additives and modifiers, have been specially designed for the demanding requirements of specialty components in machinery design.

These include production-critical applications, such as production automation and high volume product processing and conveying where downtime costs are considerable and producers wish to avoid the hazards of replacing heavier and more labour-intensive machinery components.

The high performance polyamides are part of Cut To Size’s nationally available Wearlon ranges from the international manufacturer and fabricator of engineering plastics, Licharz, which produces the LiNNOTAM family of light, rugged polyamides for easy machining and long service lives.

Pat Flood, NSW Manager of Cut To Size Plastics said, “The LiNNOTAMHiPERFORMANCE members of the Wearlon family represent the peak of performance for the universally proven family of polyamides, which includes globally recognised types such as nylon and Kevlar.”

“Wearlon LiNNOTAMHiPERFORMANCE components particularly shine in applications requiring good dimensional stability and fatigue strength, and excellent damping properties. The material can be machined well and is used, for example, for highly loaded wheels, crane float pads and near net shape cast components.”

LiNNOTAMHiPERFORMANCE 612 is a polyamide with greater impact resistance, less water absorption and improved creep resistance compared to pure LiNNOTAM cast polyamides.

LiNNOTAMHiPERFORMANCE 1200 is a cast polyamide based on the Laurinlactam organic compound, offering very good impact resistance, toughness, excellent dimensional stability, lowest water absorption, creep resistance, hydrolysis resistance and chemical resistance.

The cast polyamides of the Wearlon LiNNOTAM range are virtually free of internal stress. Proprietary lubricants and additives give the polyamides special characteristics which can improve the sliding properties or torque transmission.