Plastic and Non-Metallic Machining of Various Components for the Food Processing Industry

Wilmington Fibre has been providing the food processing industry with conveyor rollers, spacers, and end caps used in their conveying systems for decades. Because of Wilmington’s automated equipment, they are able to supply high-quality non-metallic machining at a low cost. They use an FDA approved UHMW material for these applications due to its low friction surfaces, low moisture absorption properties, and low cost. Should metal detection be necessary, a magnetic additive can be added to the material. If steam, high heat, and pressure are an issue, calcium filled PTFE makes an excellent bearing. Other materials used for these purposes include Nylon, MDS, Rulon, and Delrin AF. Working with customer specifications and 2D CAD drawings, Wilmington uses their 2″ diameter Brown & Sharpe single spindle screw machine and 3″ Haas CNC turning center to machine these components to tolerances of ±0.002″. Following both dimensional and visual inspections, Wilmington typically delivers these conveyor system components to their customer in New Castle, DE, only three to four weeks after receiving the order.

Wilmington’s highly-accurate precision machinery in the hands of skilled operators and combined with cost-effective materials will yield the perfect plastic and non-metallic machined components possible. Contact them today for further information.

Plastic and Non-Metallic Machining of Various Components Project Details

Product Name Conveyor System Components
Product Description Conveyor rollers
End caps
Primary Capabilities Applied/Processes Screw Machining
CNC Turning
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part Single Spindle Screw machine and/or CNC Turning center
Press Info 2.00″ Diameter Brown & Sharpe, 3.00″ Haas
Tightest Tolerances ± 0.002″
Material Used UHMW
Nylon MDS
Delrin AF
In process testing/inspection performed Dimensional Inspection
Visual Inspection
Industry for Use Food Industry
Delivery/Turnaround Time 3-4 weeks after receipt of order
Delivery Location New Castle, DE
Standards Met Hot Stamping
Customer Specifications
2D CAD Drawing

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