Engineered Surface Tubing – Our team developed a process to increase lubricity and decrease drag force through the extrusion of micro-structured channels, or “reeds”, along the tube. These reeds lower the coefficient of friction by reducing surface area contact of the outside diameter of the tube with its environment. Our engineered surface process enhances the lubricity on either the inside diameter (ID), outside diameter (OD), or both without additives or fillers.
As an example, PEEK engineered surface tubing possesses added lubricity which translates into more easily maneuverable devices in medical applications. For the fiber optics, custom profiled engineered surface tubing allows delicate fibers to be pushed down long sections of tubing increasing production. The engineered surface tubing shields the optical fibers from environmental stresses such as heat or chemicals and minimizes kinking as the fibers are being pushed into the tubing.
Guide Rail Covers – Our “C” shape guide rail covers reduce rail wear and extend the life of conveyor systems. These guide rail covers are ideal for packing and processing soft drinks, food, chemicals, and many other mass-produced items. In addition to glass containers, metals such as aluminum and steel use this product in production.
The lubricity of Zeus guide rail covers reduces staggering when used in conveyor belts to keep packages moving. Our guide rail covers resist abrasion, chemicals, wear, and vibration; they are also easy to install as they snap on instantly without the need for tools.
Snaptube® / Cable Wrap – This product is a cost-effective cable wrap for restoring and reusing conductors with damaged insulation. This special profile can be snapped over bundles of wiring when the insulation has become cracked, frayed, or damaged.
This custom profile is made from PTFE and possesses excellent dielectric properties and lubricity. Snaptube’s® working temperature threshold is 500 °F (260 °C). This tubing also offers outstanding chemical resistance for work in chemically-ridden environments.
Splines – These custom extrusions allow cables, wires, and fiber optics to be centered and insulated. Additional areas can be incorporated into the extrusion that reduce impacts from vibration or shock to the wiring. Splines can be extruded in a variety of performance materials such as PTFE, FEP, and PEEK, all of which provide excellent dielectric strength. Spline shapes can be manufactured as stand-alone extrusions or be extruded over wiring.