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April 1, 2008
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The Fundamentals: Fundamental Solutions

FRP Metal-Parts Wash-Boxes

0408_fund_boxes1Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company high-strength fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite metalparts wash-boxes cost approximately 1/3 the price of traditional stainless steel models. Designed to handle heavy payloads (150 lb. capacity), they are engineered to withstand small-part washing system chemicals and provide continuous operation at temperatures to 350 F. By minimizing the “dumps” from high-speed conveyor-to-container, use of these lighter-weight units requires less labor and reduces part damage/scrap.

Molded Fiber Glass Tray Company
Linesville, PA

0408_fund_bearings1Steel Bearing Alternatives

SKF’s MRC® hybrid ceramic ball bearings combine traditional steel rings with nonconductive silicon nitride balls. This combination facilitates insulating properties to prevent electrical arcing and associated surface damage. Bearings provide ideal “drop-in” replacement solutions within existing design envelopes. According to the company, these ceramic components are lighter, harder and more durable than all-steel bearings, and can run at higher speeds and lower operating temperatures.

Kulpsville, PA