Metal-replacement: ELESA continues to innovate

The new STP threaded stems, designed for levelling equipment and machinery, are entirely made of SUPER-Technopolymer, a latest generation polymeric plastic material with high mechanical performance, excellent resistance to chemical agents, and optimum thermal properties.

Driving the development of the range is the increasingly widespread Metal-replacement phenomenon which today affects an increasing number of application sectors.

Replacing metals with engineering plastics has been possible thanks to the advent of high-performance polymers and composites which, due to their high mechanical performance and excellent temperature resistance, have allowed new uses also in applications which until now were the sole preserve of metals.

Each material has its own unique properties and is chosen based on the application, the sector, and the operating and use conditions. For this reason, the wide range of ELESA levelling elements, in addition to this latest innovation, is made up of different combinations of materials including the standard configuration with a polyamide or polypropylene based technopolymer base and stems with zinc-plated steel or AISI 304 stainless steel joint, also with no-slip disk in NBR rubber or anti-vibration disc for vibration dampening, and the numerous variants entirely made of zinc-plated steel and of different AISI classes of stainless steel, including 316L for special applications and Hygienic Design for use in environments where a certified level of hygiene is required.

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