Polyamide (PA) Nylons
OMEGA-TRON ® NYLONS are chemically known as polyamides and available in sheet, rod and tube.
There are many different versions of OMEGA-TRON ® Nylons and they are produced either by casting or extrusion. They are semi-crystalline thermoplastic obtained by the polymerisation of caprolactam. The extrusion of a high viscosity polymer results in a product with excellent mechanical properties and a very high standard of quality. OMEGA-TRON ® is tough and durable. The most common engineering Nylons are PA6 and PA66 and the process of production is in part a determination of the nylon properties of the end product. Typical applications would be medium speed and temperature in a rugged, abrasive, impact and high load environment.
MAIN ADVANTAGES OF OMEGA-TRON ® NYLON SHEET, ROD AND TUBE
- Excellent bearing properties
- Optimal toughness, rigidity and mechanical strength
- Great sliding and wear properties
- High impact strength
- Low power factor requirements
- Various FDA compliant grades available
- Good electrical insulating properties
WEAKNESSES OF OMEGA-TRON ® NYLON SHEET, ROD AND TUBE
- Sometimes it is difficult to machine.
APPLICATIONS OF OMEGA-TRON ® NYLON SHEET, ROD AND TUBE
- Bearings, Bushes, Rollers, Support and Guide wheels
- Gears, Sprockets, Star wheels
- Wear pads, Buffer pads
- Wire rope sheaves
- Conveyor parts, Tension rollers
- High load bearing applications
- The automotive industry is the biggest user of nylon resins. Good mechanical properties and resistance to heat and fuels make these materials suitable for mechanical and electrical hardware and under-the-hood components.
DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF OMEGA-TRON ® NYLON SHEET, ROD AND TUBE
OMEGA-TRON ® – PA6E: This material offers an optimal combination of mechanical strength, stiffness, toughness, mechanical damping properties and wears resistance. These properties, together with a favorable electrical insulating ability and a good chemical resistance make OMEGA-TRON ® 6SA a general purpose for mechanical construction and maintenance.
OMEGA-TRON ® – PA6E MoS2
OMEGA-TRON ® – PA6 GF30
OMEGA-TRON ® – PA66: Material with a higher mechanical strength, stiffness, heat and wear resistance than OMEGA-TRON ® PA6E. It also has a better creep resistance but its impact strength and mechanical damping ability are reduced. Well suited for machining on automatic lathes.
OMEGA-TRON ® – PA66 MoS2
OMEGA-TRON ® – PA66 GF30: Compared with virgin OMEGA-TRON ® PA66, this 30% glass fibre reinforced Nylon grade offers increased strength, stiffness, creep resistance and dimensional stability whilst retaining an excellent wear resistance. It also allows high maximum service temperatures.
OMEGA-TRON ® – PA6G: The characteristics of this cast nylon grade come very close to those of OMEGA-TRON ® PA66. Its production method (direct polymerisation in the mould) offers the possibility of manufacturing large stock shapes as well as custom casting which require only minimal machining.
OMEGA-TRON ® – PA6G MOS2: This gives excellent wear resistance, self-lubrication and low friction characteristics. It is an ideal material for dynamic bearing applications, even at temperatures up to 100ºC. These superior mechanical properties, combined with low moisture absorption, extend its range of uses over standard nylon.
OMEGA-TRON ® – PA6G Oil: Is an internally lubricated cast Nylon 6 which is self-lubricating in the real meaning of the word. It has been specifically developed for unlubricated moving parts applications and yields a considerable enlargement of the application possibilities of Nylons. This is because of its reduced coefficient of friction (less 50%) and improved wear resistance (up to a factor of 10).
OMEGA-TRON ® – PA6G HS Blue: features a better retention of stiffness and creep resistance over a wide range of temperatures as well as superior heat aging resistance. Therefore, applications for OMEGA-TRON ® PA6G HS Blue are suited in the higher temperature area (80º -150ºC) where stiffness, creep resistance, heat aging resistance, fatigue strength and wear resistance of OMEGA-TRON ® PA6E; OMEGA-TRON ® A66, OMEGATAL ® and PETP fall short.
OMEGA-TRON ® – PA11
OMEGA-TRON ® – PA12
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