Cut To Size Plastics has been recognised in the innovative technology category of the 2016 Bulk Handling Awards for its split plummer blocks. These blocs are designed for maintenance tasks where production and process staff want to minimise disruptions to production caused by bearing replacement and traditional bearing failure.
The awards, to be held at Doltone House in Sydney on November 24th, recognise the innovative, efficient and safe technologies in the bulk handling industry.
Light, easily handled and self-lubricating spilt blocks can be precision-machined from polyurethane and other engineering-grade plastics for diverse materials handling applications, often involving machinery with multiple bearings and shafts inline where it would be costly to close down the entire line for removal and installation of heavier and more complex bearings.
“Often engineering grade polyurethane bearings, with a shore hardness of 75D, provide an excellent interim solution that saves time and money, while in other situations they provide a highly cost-effective long life solution,” says Pat Flood, NSW Manager of Cut To Size Plastics.
Polyurethane split plummer blocks – which are designed for quick removal and installation – provide advantages that traditional bearings do not, including:
- Light weight for speed and OHS benefits
- Self-lubricating for production security and time savings
- Wear improvements
- Tear and weather resistance
- Heat and cold resistance
- Lower operating costs
- Long life
- Noise abatement
- Capable of working in extreme wash-down applications
- More sanitary
In addition to split plummer blocks, the company engineers a wide diversity of machinery components and Hercules brand load and slip bearings used by industries ranging from architecture and construction to production and process engineering, manufacturing and materials engineering, mining and energy, timber, paper and primary product processing, food and beverage, agricultural product processing, water and waste water.