Engineered Thermoplastic Components
Our Devlon® materials are amongst the toughest and hardest-wearing thermoplastics, offering lightweight handling and installation, long operational life and reduced maintenance requirements in many applications.
The following are typical products we have developed for the metallurgical industry, leveraging the benefits of our Devlon high-performance engineered thermoplastic materials.
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Reduced wear on mating parts
- Fast turnaround time
- Elimination of corrosion
- Vibration damping
- Ability to run unlubricated
- Light weight for easy handling and installation
- Longer operational life
Designed for and manufactured in Devlon; our thrust collars offer a lightweight yet strong and highly durable solution for metal thrust collar replacement.
Our proven two and three-piece designs can be modified to suit any existing space and configuration, and have proven to be a cost-effective way of reducing maintenance time and improving health and safety through ease of handling and assembly.
Devlon support rollers have been supplied by James Walker with great success into numerous industries and applications around the world for many years.
With very low weight compared to metal equivalents, Devlon materials present an attractive prospect offering a number of key benefits including high durability and wear resistance, lower noise in operation and lower wear rates to mating surfaces/products, all without any compromise on function.
Tasked with transferring the drive load to the mill, bearing slipper pads must withstand sustained friction and high loads.
Commonly used brass or equivalent soft metal bearings are prone to stress cracking, leading to increased downtime. They are both costly and difficult to replace due to their weight, which also creates potential health and safety risks.
At approximately 1/7th the weight of the equivalent product in brass, Devlon materials offer much easier handling without detriment to performance and service lifetime.
Wear plates perform a vital role in accurately maintaining the position of the roll chock whilst still enabling ease of adjustment to suit the various material gauges produced.
To ensure product quality is maintained and longevity in service is achieved, it is essential that the materials from which these parts are made have a high load capacity and abrasion resistance.
James Walker offers these components in three materials, each application being reviewed independently to ensure the most appropriate material and design is chosen to optimise ease of fitting and service longevity.