New range of bulk han­dling liner in­no­va­tions

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - MATERIALS HANDLING - DE­TAILS, PAT FLOOD E- MAIL; PAT@CUTTTOSIZE.COM. AU

Cut To Size is in­tro­duc­ing to Aus­trala­sia a new range of lin­ing plas­tics for bulk ma­te­ri­als han­dling ap­pli­ca­tions such as food and bev­er­age, truck lin­ers, agri­cul­tural tech­nol­ogy, bucket wheel ex­ca­va­tors, rail cars, wheel load­ers, belt scrap­ers, si­los, trough chain con­vey­ors and an ex­ten­sive range of min­ing ap­pli­ca­tions. The move is in as­so­ci­a­tion with the com­pany’s long as­so­ci­a­tion with global en­gi­neered plas­tics leader We­fa­press.

The new range of We­fa­press Flex Cover Ul­tra-High Molec­u­lar Weight Polyethy­lene (UHMWPE) en­gi­neered plas­tics em­bod­ies a num­ber of ad­van­tages in or­der to pre­vent fric­tion, wear and ma­te­rial flow prob­lems com­mon to bulk han­dling in­dus­tries, says the com­pany.

“The prod­uct train­ing done with Cut To Size is our first pre­sen­ta­tion glob­ally on our new range, and with an ex­cep­tional re­la­tion­ship ex­tend­ing over more than 20 years, we be­lieve this was an ideal place to start,” said Ger­rit Beck, Manag­ing Di­rec­tor, We­fa­press.

“There is strong in­ter­est in the Aus­tralian mar­ket for in­no­va­tive lin­ing so­lu­tions, which has been We­fa­press’ strength for 50 years. We recog­nise that Lau­rie [Cut To Size Manag­ing Di­rec­tor Lau­rie Green] and his team op­er­ate with a re­sults-fo­cused ap­proach that fos­ters cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion, and we are proud to have Cut To Size as our Aus­tralian dis­trib­u­tor,” he said.

Cut To Size stocks sev­eral We­fa­press ranges lo­cally, in­clud­ing UHMWPE used in ap­pli­ca­tions as di­verse as food and bev­er­age, wharf bumpers and other ap­pli­ca­tions re­quir­ing abra­sion and wear re­sis­tance.

WE­FA­PRESS FLEX COVER RANGE

The new Flex Cover range, which Cut To Size will stock in Aus­tralia and will cus­tom or­der for unique re­quire­ments, in­cludes:

• Flex 11: the purest form of UHMWPE, with high wear re­sis­tance and good slid­ing prop­er­ties. It is also avail­able with FSP/EU cer­ti­fi­ca­tions for the food in­dus­try.

• Flex Line: an ad­vanced ver­sion of Flex 11 with an in­creased co­ef­fi­cient of fric­tion, which can also come with anti-static and flame-re­tar­dant prop­er­ties. This prod­uct has been par­tic­u­larly suc­cess­ful in min­ing and rail ap­pli­ca­tions.

• Flex Pro­tect: with a rubber back­ing, al­low­ing it to be glued on to ma­te­ri­als, not bolted me­chan­i­cally. The rubber back­ing also im­proves vi­bra­tion ab­sorp­tion and re­duces noise.

• Flex 77: with ‘cross-link’ prop­er­ties that bring the molec­u­lar struc­ture closer to­gether, for in­creased im­pact re­sis­tance and out­stand­ing slid­ing prop­er­ties. This prod­uct also has ad­van­tages in high tem­per­a­ture ap­pli­ca­tions such as as­phalt and hot bulk ma­te­ri­als han­dling. (Up to 135 deg. C in the short term or 105 deg. C in the long term. Reg­u­lar Polyethy­lene can typ­i­cally han­dle 90 and 80 deg. C re­spec­tively.)

• Flex 88: with spe­cial ad­di­tives to sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove glid­ing and slid­ing prop­er­ties for bulk ma­te­ri­als han­dling. It also has out­stand­ing wear prop­er­ties, mak­ing it one of the most com­monly used ma­te­ri­als in the range in harsh Aus­tralian con­di­tions.

• Cera Flex: with bend­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics that make it ide­ally suited to screw con­vey­ors or lin­ing con­tain­ers. This prod­uct is an eco­nom­i­cal op­tion for less de­mand­ing and less abra­sive bulk han­dling ap­pli­ca­tions such as soil, sand, peat and coal or wood shav­ings.

• Flex Wear: an ‘in­no­va­tive’ two-colour so­lu­tion to di­rectly show the wear. Once the plas­tic wears down past the first colour, and the sec­ond colour starts to show, this is an in­di­ca­tor that it’s time to re­place the liner. This prod­uct is par­tic­u­larly use­ful for ap­pli­ca­tions where it is dif­fi­cult to see the wear, such as screw and trough chain con­vey­ors.

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