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Polyurethane Processors Industry Solutions

Polyurethane Processors are very well known in multiple industries for providing solutions for clients with industrial issues when commonly manufactured products are not sufficient. Polyurethane Processors is able to define the problem and completely design and process the solution within industry standards and time frames.

Specific examples of our ingenuity include our Polyurethane Mouldings and Pumps & Spares. This page shows many instances where Polyurethane Processors have created a product to permanently resolve long standing issues. Please contact Polyurethane Processors today to see how you will benefit from our solutions.

Discharge Cones Polyurethane Lining

Mining Company Queensland

A Major Queensland Mining Company was experiencing problems with material build up in Discharge Cones requiring down time to remove the blockages. Polyurethane Processors were able to formulate and apply smooth and slippery Hot Cast Polyurethane linings to eliminate the problem.

Gold Mining Agitator Blades

Gold Mining

Agitator Blades used in the Gold Mining Industry were being lost due to failure of the mounting bolts. Bolt failures were caused by Hydrogen Embrittlement from interaction with slurry chemicals. Polyurethane Processors designed and produced Bolt Protection Kits, comprising of Polyurethane Caps for bolts and nuts, plus sealing materials, and primers. This allows site workers to completely seal the mounting bolts, preventing wear and breakage.

Heavy Duty Inserts for Drive Coupling

Heavy Duty Installation

A heavy-duty installation required new inserts for the drive coupling between a 5mw motor and gearbox. Polyurethane Processors designed and manufactured inserts of a suitable hardness and flexibility.

Therapy Mobility Devices Ocean Access

Services for Disabled Persons

An Organisation which provides services for disabled people requested our assistance. They had developed a mobility device to allow disabled people access to the ocean for therapy.  This required wheels suitable for operating on car parks, footpaths, ramps, beach sand and also able to enter the water.  Pneumatic tyres were not suitable for safety reasons.  Flexible wheels fabricated from stainless steel had been used in the past with some success but also had problems;

  • Noisy on hard surfaces
  • Sand penetration of riveted joints
  • Sharp edges which could injure the patient and helpers

We were requested to provide a Polyurethane Coating to alleviate these problems. This was not feasible for several reasons.  Polyurethane Processors proposed designing and casting wheels from a suitable grade of Hot Cast Polyurethane.  In order to keep weight down the wheels were designed with a flexible outer rim and flexible spokes. We were also able to discard the original steel hub and bearings, making the hub an integral component of the wheel, designed to accept thin wall bushings instead of bearings.  This resulted in a wheel lighter than the original item with no metal hub, better on all surfaces and not affected by sea water.  Unfortunately, our participation in this project was cut short for commercial reasons, namely for cheaper alternative equipment from overseas.

We have gained satisfaction from knowing that Polyurethane Processors have the ability to recognise a situation, provide a solution, design and manufacture complex moulds, devise casting and curing methods and also machine finishing and fitting of special bushes.  The mould has been made with reversible segments, suitable for casting right hand and left hand wheels.

Underground Mining Boom Buffers

Mining Resellers

Underground Mining Boom Buffers and Hose Reels are manufactured for resellers.