Sheaves, Pulleys and Gears

POLYTECH PLASTICS (Australasia) has the capability to fabricate many specialised Sheaves, Pulleys and Gears in PLASTICS for Industry.

Some of the Plastics they use in the fabrication of these units are OMEGA-AMIDE® Nylons; OMEGA-CHEM® PVC; OMEGA-TAL® Acetal (POM) OMEGA-TECH® HDPE; OMEGA-GLAS® Acrylic PMMA (so that the process is visible for testing and improvement); OMEGA-GARD ® Polycarbonate and OMEGA-PEEK® PEEK; OMEGA-ULTRA® Ultra high density Polyethylene and other Engineering PLASTICS.

Some of the advantages of Plastic Bushes, bearings and gears are:

  • Corrosion and chemical resistant
  • Lightweight – allows for heavier loads
  • Longer wear life on wire rope
  • Longer wear life on sheave & pulley
  • Lower inertia forces
  • Easier and faster fabrication
  • No need for painting

Some of the situations that Plastics Sheaves, Pulleys and Gears can be used in are:

  • Cranes
  • Off shore Oil rigs
  • Pipe laying machines
  • Lifting equipment
  • Conveyor systems
  • Power transmission

POLYTECH PLASTICS (Australasia) use a 5 step solution process:

  • Briefing/Listening: we find out what your requirements and goals are. We ask questions to clarify those points
  • Experience/Knowledge: we have the experience and have done it. We have the knowledge as to what works
  •  Application/Design: we can design for you. We can apply what we have done before to your request or start with an entirely new design concept
  • Engineering/Recommendation: engineer your product and recommend the right  PLASTIC, thickness, design to meet your needs economically
  • Prototyping/Production: we can prototype to ensure everything is  right then we can commence production in long or short runs