Rigid-tex® textured metals minimize surface contact area compared with flat metals. This process greatly reduces friction, static cling and helps end machine jam-ups and downtime. Raw or packaged materials move faster and easier through conveyors, packaging machinery, food processing equipment, and any other material handling applications. Available in stainless steel and other metals with a choice of embossed metal patterns and finishes to fit your needs. Contact a representative to learn more.
|Friction Comparison of Rigidized® Metals
to Flat Steel for Chute Applications
||Rigidized® Metals Sheet (6WL®)
is the coefficient of friction. This is a measure of the relative "stickiness" of two objects that come in contact. In this experiment, the objects were a loaded cardbord box and a sheet of chute material. For the coefficient of friction (Cf
), lower numbers are better. Results will be similar for all patterns of Rigidized®
Metals. The Dynamic Cf
is determined as the maximum angle upon which a loaded, moving cardboard box is at a condition of impending stop.
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