Plan Tech, Inc. selected to produce thousands of urethane drive wheels for a pipe processor in the oil field industry
LOUDON, NH., January 20, 2018 —Plan Tech, Inc. selected to produce thousands of urethane drive wheels for a pipe processor in the oil field industry. Each drive wheel will be molded using high-performance materials at Plan Tech. Our customer looked at many different types before deciding urethane was the best choice for this application for many reasons.
Urethane is easily molded into almost any shape, food safe and will outperform similar materials 3:1. Urethane also has a longer service life. Originally our customer tried another material with catastrophic results. The material was of poor quality and fell apart quickly. Plan Tech uses only high-quality material from world leaders in urethane material. Our urethane will compress and rapidly return to their original shapes for years to come. For these urethane drive wheels, we decided it would be as a molded piece to lower the cost of the finished product.
Making molds yield parts to almost print with very little secondary process saving our customer money and lowering the lead time on repeat sales. Urethane drive wheels are available in all durometers and sizes. A variety of additives can be added to enhance wear properties or abrasion resistance. A metal detectable additive can also be added for X-ray equipment required for FDA applications. We also cast FDA Dry food approved Urethane drive wheels. Polyurethane drive wheels can be molded with any added thru hole for bolt-on applications or any other configurations as well. We can provide any hardness needed for your application or sealing needs. Custom urethane drive wheels sizes are no problem for us here at Plan Tech. Plan Tech VP Engineering, Kevin Healy said, “This was an easy mold for us that we were able to design and build in record time, and we now have orders for thousands of urethane drive wheels. Now that the wheel is molded we can finish machining on each wheel in just a few minutes”
About Plan Tech
Plan Tech Inc, headquartered in Loudon, NH manufactures custom molded cast polyurethane parts for industry. For over 30 years, we have combined speed and precision to manufacture the highest quality industrial cast polyurethane parts. Plan Tech has an outstanding team of dedicated employees with exceptional talents and industry-leading expertise. We are very proud of the “company we keep.” Our customers include many Fortune 500 companies, most of whom have been customers for 20+ years. Their drive to become industry leaders has helped us do the same.