Slideways, Inc., a manufacturer of custom and standard plastic components for packaging machines and conveyor systems, now offers a full range of extruded profiles to support conveyor belts, chains, and guide rails designed to keep product on the conveyors during transit. Available in ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW), UHMW blue, oil-filled UHMW-nylon, and Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) materials in straight lengths and coil, depending on the size and cross-section—as well as broad range of temperature environments.
Configurations include channel, angle, and specific shapes like snap-ons, j-legs, and more. For food safety applications, blue is used for visual detection in unpackaged foods while metal-detectable properties are available for packaged foods on the production line. Slideways Extrusion Profiles are available in Teflon® materials for high-temperature applications above 180˚F up to 500˚F while other materials such as UHMW can be enhanced with lubricants for higher speeds and additives for hardness and static dissipation. Slideways custom extrusions are available, large or small, for specific application requirements based on customer design requirements matched to specific extruded material and performance capabilities.