Cloudy
-6 °C
Germantown, Maryland
Cloudy

Thu Jan 17 2019
none

INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS BENEFIT FROM MOTION PLASTICS

12-03-2018
by 
in 

Lubrication- and maintenance-free high-performance igus plastics from Treotham Automation offer a number of advantages in several areas of industrial truck design. For example, iglidur plain bearings are used for high-load pivots, and chainflex cables and e-chains provide narrow bend radii and high lifting heights in the mast.

The reliability of an industrial truck is a critical factor: any downtime leads to lost production and therefore costs money. Therefore, robust and reliable components are needed to avoid such failures. This is where motion plastics from Treotham are used, because they are specifically designed for dynamic applications and have a long service life.

This includes igus' highly flexible chainflex cables, which can be used both in the seats and in the mast. These cables are resistant to UV rays and oil, they are flame retardant and have been extensively tested in the igus test laboratory.

In industrial trucks, the cables must be guided safely in the smallest possible space. Energy chains are ideal for this task, as they not only have a high torsional resistance and a safe interior space that protects the cables, but also are compact and allow the smallest bend radii.

In forklifts, e-chains are used, for example, for seat adjustment and in the mast mechanism of narrow aisle lift trucks, where they protect the cables from external influences.

Also in the cockpits of today’s industrial trucks, ergonomic seat adjustment is essential. Here, drylin linear guides provide easy and low noise adjustment of seat position, headrests, armrests and the like. The drylin linear technology is very light as the carriages slide on iglidur high-performance polymers. They need no additional lubricants, provide long service life, are very low-maintenance and resist impacts.

The bearing points of forklifts are subjected to high loads, and are an ideal application for maintenance-free iglidur plain bearings. There are a wide range of plain bearings listed in the catalogue, which are made from over 50 tribo-plastics with special properties.

Some of these bearing materials are characterised by a high load capacity up to 250MPa and so are installed in bearing points for high-load rotating applications. Others have very low coefficients of friction and so are ideal for steering column bearings or on pedals. Regardless, all iglidur plain bearings have long service lives, are lubrication-free, cost-effective, lightweight and vibration dampening.

Treotham Automation
1300 65 75 64
www.treotham.com.au

 

Related news & editorials

  1. 17.01.2019
    17.01.2019
    by      In
    The Exair Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe provides a uniform 360-degree ionised airstream that is clamped around a continuously moving part to eliminate static electricity and contaminants. It is ideal for removing dust, particulates and personnel shocks on pipe, cable, extruded shapes, hose, wire and more... Read More
  2. 17.01.2019
    17.01.2019
    by      In
    With many areas of Australia facing severe drought, the Government has launched its $12.9 million Water for the Future plan focusing on more efficient water infrastructure and refurbishment of older pipes and systems.
    Helping to realise this programme, Air Springs Supply has released a new range of... Read More
  3. 15.01.2019
    15.01.2019
    by      In
    Mouser Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Inventek Systems, a market leader in full-service wireless and IoT connectivity, covering a full suite of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS modular IoT platform solutions and associated antennas.
    Mouser is now stocking Inventek’s FCC, CE,... Read More
  4. 15.01.2019
    15.01.2019
    by      In
    Global container and packaging specialist Hoover Ferguson is bringing its range of wine and distillery intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) to Australian and New Zealand markets.
    “The unprecedented growth of the boutique wine and distillery sector across Australia and New Zealand has brought both... Read More