Technical Articles

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Polygon Company


Polygon Company has published these technical articles:

(Bearings and Bushings)
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Designers of pneumatics and low-pressure hydraulics often grapple with the dual challenges of reducing friction and weight. For traditional metal cylinders and bushings, these properties can limit... (View Full Article)
(Materials Processing Equipment)
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WALKERTON, IN, February 2007 - Polygon Company has announced the development of new series of applications for its Polygon Tube(TM) line of composite materials--including prototypes of a special drum... (View Full Article)
(Material Handling and Packaging Services)
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July 30, 2007 - Walkerton, Ind.-based Polygon Company introduces a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composite air tank designed for the over-the-road Class 8 truck and trailer industry, as well as the... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "Can Users Machine PolyLube Guide Rod Bushings to Tighter Tolerances? If Yes, How?" A: First, Polygon recommends that secondary ID or OD fabrication by the user group community only be performed on... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "Does PolySlide™ Cylinder Tubing Delaminate Like Gel- Coated Tubing?" A: Polygon Company's PolySlide composite cylinder tubing uses a Patent-Pending (2002) "Liner-Less™" manufacturing... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "How do changes in braid angle impact the composite properties?" A: More so than any other composite tube structure, the braided product manufactured by Polygon Company offers the ultimate in... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "How do convolute wound and braided composites compare?" A: In general, convolute wound and braided composite materials can be considered equivalent materials. Both materials are composed of... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "How do I calculate PV values?" A: PV at its most simple level is an equation to derive an understanding of the heat generated by the interaction between bearing wear surface and shaft. It is the... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "How do I machine Composite Bearings?" A: The most common type of fabrication customers have questions about is how to cut composite bearing materials. Depending on how critical the squareness... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "How Do PolyLube™ Bearings Compare To Spring Style Steel Bushings?" A: When comparing PolyLube Fiber & MRP bearings to hardened spring bushings, four primary design improvements for the... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "How Do PolyLube™ Bearings Withstand E-Coating & Other Painting Processes?" A: A common question with respect to processing bearings already press-fit into housing assemblies is what... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "How Do Self-Lubricating Composite Bearings Compare To Other Bearing Materials?" A: The Polygon PolyLube™ bearing can be used as a replacement for traditional powdered metal bearings where... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "Is Moisture Absorption A Problem With Composite Bearings?" A: A common misconception with composite bearings is that they are prone to moisture absorption. This can be of special concern for... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "What can be expected as a resultant failure mode of the PolySlide™ composite cylinder if an internal return spring fails (fractures) during operation?" A: The most popular projectile related... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Contamination is one of the most common causes for the failure of journal bearings. Metal bearings combat this problem with the use of grease zirks and maintenance schedules that are imposed on the... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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When considering a PolyLube™ greaseless bearing system, it is important to identify design details that will not allow for a fair test. The features to consider are associated with the grooves,... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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In today's challenging industrial equipment market with increasing off-shore competition, the need to address parity between equipment designs is driving the need for functionality based cost cutting... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Impact loading is a significant concern when specifying a journal bearing. There are applications that present difficulties for composite or bronze bearing materials. For applications where impact is... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "What Are Typical PolySlide™ Fabrication Guidelines?" A: A common question when evaluating PolySlide composite cylinder tubing as a cost-effective replacement to DOM aluminum or stainless... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "What Does Self-Lubrication Mean? A: For Polygon's PolyLube™ fiber-series self-lubricating bearing, a proprietary form of PTFE is used. In the form PTFE is used in the PolyLube™ fiber... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "What Is Filament Winding?" A: Filament winding is a batch process that takes individual fibers from a creel system and pulls each filament package through a resin impregnation bath. This bath... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "When Do Flanged Bearings Make Sense?" A: There are only a few instances when PolyLube flange bearings benefit from having a secondary flange. The first is when a space between oscillating parts is... (View Full Article)
(Bearings and Bushings)
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Q: "Why Do Bearings Squeak?" A: Typically, squeaking or noise only happens during dramatic life-cycle testing. Break-in periods are more common times to have noise and can sometimes be relieved by... (View Full Article)

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