All of our wear pads will be fabricated from either our TUFF TEMP line of mechanically enhanced Kevlar products, or our HiTemp line of PBI-based materials. As previously noted, the selection of the appropriate base material for the wear pad is dependent upon the conditions of your particular hot end application. For example, those applications with a significant amount of abrasion and cutting action, such as scoop liner pads on a glass ribbon machine, would require a tougher, more wear resistant pad material. Our TUFF TEMP wear pads are ideal for this. Those pad applications that have significantly more temperature exposure, such as vacuum pads used in the forming section of a pressware plant, may be better served by our higher heat resistant HiTemp pads. Either way, our TUFF TEMP and HiTemp fabricated pads will possess the same superior temperature and wear resistant performance properties as our regular tape, tubing and conveyor belting products.
All TUFF TEMP and HiTemp fabricated wear pads may also be treated with one of our value-added finishing treatments, known as Wear Gard, Wear Gard Plus, and Special Finish Impregnation. These unique treatments impart enhanced cut and abrasion resistance to the pad material, as well as added stiffness. All of our treatments are completely safe for your plant personnel, and all are completely non-marking when contacting your products.
TUFF TEMP Corp.’s’ fabricated wear pads are used in the hot end of virtually every segment of the glass industry. Our customers’ pad applications include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Within Hollowware and Container Glass plants we supply our Special Finish Impregnated HiTemp material to use as a buffer pad on Pusher Bar Paddles, Star Wheels, Stacker Bars and Lehr Loaders
In head to head testing, TUFF TEMP Corp.’s Special Finish HiTemp material has shown longer wear life than many carbon carbon composite materials.
- Within Pressware plants we supply both TUFF TEMP and HiTemp material to use as vacuum pads, lens pads, and take-out head pads
- Within Lighting Glass plants our TUFF TEMP Kevlar pads are typically used as scoop liners on rotary ribbon machines. TUFF TEMP Kevlar pads are also used in Tractor Pullers in tubing glass plants
- TUFF TEMP Kevlar pads are also used extensively within aluminum extrusion plants to help convey, handle and move hot aluminum extrusion profiles. Please visit our section on the aluminum extrusion industry …to see how our TUFF TEMP pads can help benefit you.