Blog

Latest Blog Posts

Poly-Tek is IATF 16949 Polyurethane Company

Here at Poly-Tek, we proudly adhere to the IATF-16949 quality standard in all facets of our molding and manufacturing processes.

Click here to continue reading…

Polyurethane Slurry Pump Impellers

The impeller is arguably the essential part of your centrifugal pump, and slurry applications can be particularly hard on it. Because of the abrasive nature of the slurry, it’s critical that you choose the right impeller so you can operate effectively without constant breakdowns.

Click here to continue reading…

Polyurethane Rollers

Because of its numerous advantages, polyurethane has become the go-to material for production line rollers. In today’s piece, we’ll explore why that is and learn a bit more about how rollers help the world go round.

Click here to continue reading…

 

Polyurethane Pipeline Pigs

It’s an item that isn’t well known outside of the industries that use pipelines to move their products, but within them, polyurethane pipeline pigs—or “Poly Pigs” as they are often called—are an essential part of their operations. With slightly oversized diameters, the pigs can remove all sorts of debris, such as loose sediment, product buildup, and foreign matter, to help increase a pipeline’s carrying capacity and improve product quality.

Click here to continue reading…

 

Suspension Bushings: Polyurethane vs. Rubber

New cars seem to float on the road, making every bump and pothole feel like an afterthought. Wanting to keep that magic carpet feel, you get your car serviced at every opportunity. But, even with that new car air freshener and routine maintenance, it soon loses its smooth gait. Before long, you can feel every divot in the road. In most cases, a worn-out bushing is to blame. If it’s time for new bushings, you need to ask yourself one thing:  rubber or urethane?

Click here to continue reading…

Rubber Spider Couplings

A spider coupling is a power transmission coupling that can also be used in motion control applications, for example, a motor. It connects two shafts while minimizing vibrations and compensating for any parallel, angular, and axial misalignment.

Click here to continue reading…

Deblinding Balls

It’s one of the primary causes of downtime and lost production in the screening process. It’s officially called “blinding” in the mining and aggregate industries, and it happens whenever the screen mesh openings are blocked by the material that is being screened.

Click here to continue reading…

Polyurethane Impact Bars

Poly-Tek manufactures impact bars designed to prevent belt damage and offer much-needed impact and wear resistance. Without the help of these bars, maintenance expenses for both the bed and the belt would be substantially higher.

Click here to continue reading…

Rubber Milking Liners

You can’t minimize the importance of the milking liner. After all, it’s the only part of the milking machine that comes into direct contact with the cow’s teats. That alone is enough to make it a vital component in the process of milking cows swiftly, gently and thoroughly.

Click here to continue reading…

Which is Better for Mining Screening Media – Rubber or Polyurethane?

Mining operations have been using woven wire cloth screening products for many years with satisfactory results. Certain operations that experience unusually high wear and require frequent screen replacements, however, should likely be considering engineered screen media. Rubber and polyurethane panels are two materials that have been shown to handle abrasive or heavy materials more effectively than woven wire.

Click here to continue reading…

Polyurethane No Crush Rollers

The answer with several different names—zero crush rollers, spacer wheels, hold-down wheels, soft touch wheels, just to name a few—but no matter which term you choose.

Click here to continue reading…

Rubber Seals for Grinding Mill Liner Bolts

There are different types of seals used in a mill liner fastening system. For enlarged or elongated bolt holes, there are cone repair seals in diameters of 1″ through to 2″.  A repair seal includes a cone that extends through the grinding mill shell, whereas a regular seal does not have a cone. 

Click here to continue reading…

Tree Shaker Pads

Poly-Tek manufactures and sells a variety of rubber parts for nut industry. One of those parts is the shaker pad. Rubber tree shaker pads are used to shake the trunk of different types of trees including almond trees, pecan trees, walnut trees, pistachio trees, olive trees, cherry trees, etc.

Click here to continue reading…

Rubber Engine Mounts vs Polyurethane Engine Mounts

Poly-Tek has been manufacturing the best rubber and polyurethane engine mounts for over 60 years. Rubber and polyurethane are used in many automotive applications because of their excellent reversible elastic deformation properties and excellent damping and energy absorption characteristics. There are advantages and disadvantages between the two types of mounts, which we will discuss below.

Click here to continue reading…