CASE STUDY

UHMW wear ring.

The Challenge:

A machine builder needed an oversized one-piece wear ring machined to very tight tolerances and rugged enough for continuous use in an extremely hostile environment.

The APS Solution:

We speced UHMW sheet for this project. UHMW has an excellent combination of physical toughness and very low surface friction. The machine parts ride on the wear ring and have rotated against each other for thousands of cycles without incident.

The Result:

The UHMW wear rings have provided our customer with thousands of hours of maintenance-free machine operation.


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