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Slideways, Inc.

705 Plantation St., Worcester, MA, 01605, USA

  • 800-298-7543

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Slideways, Inc.

Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products

Polycarbonate Guarding Products provide protection from flying chips.

Aug 03, 2017

Available in flat and cold bent models, Slideways’ Polycarbonate Guarding Products are made from OSHA compliant materials. The units are used along conveyor lines for allowing clear site of production operation areas. Slideways' guarding product includes panel clamps, handles and hinges that are used in assembling doors and panels. Units are suitable for production equipment... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Services

Dry Lubricant UHMW optimizes chain and belt performance.

Apr 29, 2015

Consisting of UHMW-PE Polyethylene with molecular density of 5,600,000 g/mol, MOVEX BLuLub® optimizes performance in conveyor chain applications, minimizing friction in high wear curve installations. Product operates from -40 to 176°F and complies with Code of Federal Regulation of FDA. In addition running dry, MOVEX BLuLub offers minimized noise, squeaking, energy consumption, and... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware, Mechanical Components and Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

X-Ray Detectable Components target food industry.

Apr 23, 2013

Compliant with Food Safety Modernization Act, X-Ray Detectable Components help minimize contamination problems for food industry. Products such as wear strips, sprockets, chain guides and tracks, mixer components, bushings, and bearings are available in Acetal, UHMW, Nylon, and PEEK. Detection of parts as small as 2 mm³ at speeds as fast as 250 fpm is standard. Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Roller Rails deliver low-friction service.

Apr 26, 2011

Heavy-duty SlideRails provide low-friction service in accumulators and combiners. Made from acetal, white beads have operating temperature of 180° suited for serving range of applications. Channels, made from 10-gauge stainless or galvanized steel, utilize 304 stainless steel pins with glass-filled nylon pin rails. Products are designed with 2 in. fastening key slots for 3/8 in. carriage bolts... Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products

Leveling Feet target conveyors/packaging/process equipment.

Dec 15, 2010

With spindle heights from 3.7-6.2 in. and threads ranging from 3/8 to ¾ in., leveling feet are available in 6 different diameters from 1.58-4.72 in. The units are furnished with/without anti-slip pads as well as with/without lag holes. Spindles are offered in stainless steel or zinc plated, while feet are made of glass-reinforced nylon. Read More

Mechanical Components and Assemblies

Custom Plastic Profiles resist heat, chemicals, and bleach.

Jul 30, 2008

Manufactured to specification from specialty plastics for use in hostile environments, Slideways Custom Profiles include chain and belt guides as well as related components. Typical wear-resistant materials include oil-filled UHMW, UHMW-HT for 275°F service, glass-filled PTFE for -350 to +500°F applications, oil-filled or MD-Nylon, and Eratalyte® TX for resistance to bleach and other... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Wear Parts are reverse engineered for retrofit applications.

Apr 01, 2008

Slideways Retrofit Plastic Wear Components can be reverse engineered from existing drawings and custom machined from various types of plastic to duplicate existing parts or provide users with material upgrades. They provide tolerances to ±0.0005 in. and surface finishes to 16 rms, depending on material. Components can be machined from oil-filled nylon, MD-nylon, acetal, glass filled PTFE,... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Custom-Machined Parts are wear- and washdown-resistant.

Aug 14, 2007

Process Equipment Components are custom-made from various types of plastic or aluminum to achieve specific performance requirements in machinery and conveyors. Featuring star wheels, scrapers, sprockets, spacers, brackets, bearings, cams, chain guides, and tracks, wear parts are designed to withstand continuous operation and frequent washdowns. Parts can be machined with ±0.0005 in. tolerances... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Chain Guides meet OEM requirements.

May 30, 2007

Available in single and dual lane configurations, custom-engineered UHMW Chain Guides accommodate all standard ANSI and metric roller-, side flexing-, and link chains. Units eliminate need for lubrication systems and noise associated with metal-on-metal. Manufactured in curved and straight designs and machined with any radius, wear-resistant guides meet FDA guidelines 21CFR178.2010 and... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Belt Supports work in conveyors with frequent wash-down.

Dec 12, 2005

SLIDEWAYS Plastic Belt Supports, made from UHMW or HT-UHMW, feature low-friction, wear-resistant surface over which plastic modular belts may glide. Providing non-metallic alternatives for applications requiring frequent wash-down, modular conveyor supports and guides can be made from various FDA/USDA-compliant thermoplastics. Products work with belts from 3.5-72 in. wide with multiple links or... Read More


Machining Service produces custom plastic components.

Nov 11, 2004

Custom Machined Plastic Components are produced from materials such as oil-filled nylon for handling high speeds and loads, MD-nylon which features dry lubricant to prevent dust from adhering to wear strips, acetal where stiffness is needed, glass-filled PTFE for chemical resistance, UHMW, and UHMW-HT. Capable of achieving tolerances to ±0.0005 in. and surface finishes to 16 rms, components... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Plastic Roller Chain Sprockets are corrosion-resistant.

Jun 17, 2004

Sprockets can be made from UHMW, oil-filled nylon, Nylatron®, and other materials in A-plate and B- and C-hub styles to fit ANSI chain sizes No. 25, 35, 40, 50, 60, 80, and 100. Products resist wear, feature quiet operation, and help extend chain life by reducing friction. Lubrication-free sprockets include idler-, stock-, drive bore, ball bearing idler, and bore with keyway and set-screw... Read More

Guide Rails meets FDA and pharmaceutical requirements.

Jan 02, 2004

Available in lengths up to 20 ft, SLIDEWAYS Conveyor Guide Rails feature stainless steel sheath with C design that is clamped and inserted into UHMW to create rail that is 20% stiffer than U-shaped side guides. Products fit tightly to eliminate gaps and have smooth construction that helps prevent entrapment of particles. Compatible with commercially available clips and brackets, products have... Read More

Mechanical Components and Assemblies

Chain Guides suit high-wear, high-heat applications.

Jul 14, 2003

UHMW-H.O.T. Chain Guides provide suitable replacement for Teflon® in applicatios up to 275°F. Offered as curved or straight sections up to 30 ft long, they can be custom fabricated in styles that accommodate all ANSI and metric standard roller and side flexing chains. Guides withstand 1,200 psi max static loads and exhibit only 15 volume loss in sand slurry abrasion test. They meet FDA... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Plastic Idler Components suit corrosive environments.

Mar 20, 2003

Made from UHMW or Teflon®, Plastic Idler Components eliminate need for ball bearings and metal parts. V-belt and round belt pulleys, blind- and through-bore idlers, sheaves, rollers, and roll end bearings are made from various plastics, dependent upon desired wear characteristics. With functionally equivalent to metal parts, they produce less noise due to lack of ball bearings. Custom... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Components and Assemblies

Guides resist fire, heat, and chemicals.

Nov 19, 2002

Extruded PTFE wear strips and conveyor guides feature U-Channel, Guide Rail, J-Leg, Full Round, Half Round, Snap-On and Chain Guide styles. The 1¼ in. profiles, in standard 5 and 10 ft lengths, operate over -350 to +500°F. Naturally slippery, guides reduce stagger and noise, absorb vibration, and are approved for direct food contact. Nonflammable and chemically inert, strips are suitable... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Chain and Belt Guides are oil filled for fast conveyor speeds.

Jun 24, 2002

Oil-Filled Chain and Belt Guides are fully impregnated with FDA-approved lubricant and can eliminate need for external lubrication, depending upon load and curve radius. They permit chains to run at speeds up to 400 fpm. Featuring 1- and 2-piece curves in standard 18, 24, and 30 in. radii, and straight wear strips from 2 to 16 in. wide, guides provide 0.16 coefficient of friction. They... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Tilt Trays are made of ABS plastic.

Jan 11, 2002

Replacement Tilt Trays for sorters are thermoformed from 3/8 in. thick ABS plastic, and feature chemically-bonded back lip for additional strength. Weighing 9.2 lbs each, virtually unbreakable tilt trays are available to fit sorters manufactured by Alvey, Buschman, Crissplant, Dematic, HK Systems, Kosan, and Matthews. Trays are drilled to OEM specifications for direct replacement. Read More

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