System Plast Nolu-S Neck Guides Solution
The customer has an air conveyor line that uses a folded stainless steel neck guide. The guide caused irregular tilt and orientation of the bottles, resulting in blockage in the curves and inclines. Also, increased air pressure was necessary in order to keep the bottles flowing at all times.
System Plast® Solution
The System Plast Nolu-SX Neck Guides eliminated the bottle jams and excessive downtime. At the same time, the air pressure was reduced by 50%.
Air Conveyor for Soft Drink Bottles
Reduced downtime, increased production efficiency, energy savings.
- Product: soft drink bottles;
- Packing: PET bottle;
- Weight: 1.23 (oz./pc);
- Speed: 656 (ft/min);
- Capacity: 60,000 (pcs/hour);
- Size: Ø 2 x 6 (in.);
- Line position: air conveyor
- Temperature: 68° F - 104° F
- Special conditions: Empty bottles in air conveyor; no cleaning.
Key Customer needs and benefits
The Nolu-SX Neck Guides significantly reduced the coefficients of friction causing the bottle jams. Significant savings were made on power costs and the production efficiency was raised by as much as 75%. Also, the material used for NOLU-SX guides stopped any scratches being made on the bottles while allowing for faster production speeds.
System Plast® Nolu®-SX Neck Guides
Nolu-SX Neck Guides are used to guide containers, especially PET, in applications such as air conveying. Many air conveyor users and manufacturers have found that brush guides tend to get contaminated with debris. This causes increased friction and marking of PET bottles. Also the bristles can wear quickly and/or fall out.
Nolu-SX neck guides are extruded with a proprietary material that blend of UHMW and other dry lubricants that maintain excellent wear characteristics while significantly reducing coefficients of friction. Its unique self-lubricating properties make it ideal for applications requiring reduced friction, noise reduction, and higher dry-running speeds.
Nolu-SX neck guides also contain a material blend that reduces the thermal expansion characteristics of the material. The thermal expansion is reduced up to 40% compared to standard UHMW products, making it the ideal neck guide.
- Extruded or machined
- Very low coefficient of friction - promotes material flow
- High-impact strength
- Chemical resistant with minimal moisture absorption
- FDA & USDA approved ingredients
- Noise suppressant
- Extended life of wear strip
- Reduces surface scratching and damage
- Reduces energy consumption
- Minimizes product pulsation on conveyors
- Reduces noise