Partly cloudy
17 °C
Germantown, Maryland
Partly cloudy

18:00-00:00 Mon Apr 23 2018
none

MARSH MELLOWS MAKE LESS MESS FOR FOOD PROCESSORS

02-12-2016
by 
in 
Firestone Marsh Mellow

Air Springs Supply reckons it has a maintenance-free alternative to metal springs for use in food processing machinery. Firestone Marsh Mellow springs are made from rubber and fabric, and so do not need lubrication or other maintenance. This makes them ideal for replacing the original springs in equipment that requires frequent wash-downs, such as in food processing.

Because of their construction, the Marsh Mellow springs have excellent vibration isolating properties. What’s more, this construction makes them virtually silent in operation (unlike traditional springs), helping processing plants in meeting WH&S noise requirements.

They also have more spring travel and can handle bigger loads than similarly sized metal coil springs. They also outperform similarly sized all-rubber springs, and so fewer units can be used for comparable tasks.

Marsh Mellow springs are cylindrical, and based on a solid rubber core with a hollow centre. This is covered by multiple plies of fabric-reinforced rubber. The plies give the springs stability and a consistent cylindrical shape.

The inherent flexibility of the Marsh Mellow helps eliminate downtime and potential damage to machinery. For example, if a metal coil spring breaks, it can easily shatter, and the resulting fragments can do further damage to the machine. In comparison, all Marsh Mellow springs have exceptionally high overload capabilities and usually do not fail catastrophically.

Air Springs Supply
02 9807 4077
www.airsprings.com.au

Related news & editorials

  1. 23.04.2018
    23.04.2018
    by      In
    Bonfiglioli has expanded its HDO series of drives with four new smaller sizes for applications such as mining, bulk materials handling, building and construction, food and beverage, and water and wastewater recycling.
    The new HDO sizes – 71, 81, 91 and 95 – have torque outputs from 6800 to 23,200Nm... Read More
  2. 20.04.2018
    20.04.2018
    by      In
    Floorsafe offers Australia’s largest range of quality tactile products at the very best prices.
    The range includes a wide choice of individual tactile indicators in stainless steel, brass and PVC with matching directional bars. And quick-fix self-adhesive tactiles are available as a DIY option.... Read More
  3. 20.04.2018
    20.04.2018
    by      In
    Treotham Automation is offering a novel long-travel roller chain from igus that has been optimised for improved service life in cranes and gantries. The P4.1 roller chain incorporates newly developed tribologically optimised plain bearings that enable lubrication-free mounting of the individual... Read More
  4. 20.04.2018
    20.04.2018
    by      In
    RS Components has expanded its RS Pro range of test and measurement equipment with a number of new instruments and probes specifically aimed at maintenance professionals.
    Both the RS700 and RS730 thermal imaging cameras combine user-friendly controls with fast, accurate and reliable measurement,... Read More