Lauramid® application example: Lifts and cable railways

Whenever maximum safety is important, components made of PA 12C Lauramid® are the number 1 choice, for example in the cable railway and lift construction sectors. Coupling rollers, castors and bearing rollers made of the high-performance material have proven themselves in cable railways throughout the world. This area of application is probably one of the most demanding of all. In addition to the fact that passenger transport components are extremely safety-relevant and must on no account fail, challenging environmental conditions often also apply: UV radiation, large temperature fluctuations from freezing cold to very warm, snow, rain and ice. Our Lauramid® rollers also permanently withstand the high impact load that the running gear is subject to, for example when cable cars arrive at the station.

Furthermore, Lauramid® has a responsible role when used for a collecting roller and a flanged wheel on a stair lift and for a drive wheel for the handrail of an escalator.

Lauramid® in lifts and cable railways: Facts

Material Lauramid® A, Lauramid® B
Production method Semi-finished parts, finished parts
Component examples Coupling rollers, castors and bearing rollers for cable railways, collecting rollers and flanged wheels for the drive roller of a stair lift, drive wheel for an escalator handrail
Industry-specific properties Lubricant-free use, very smooth running, excellent abrasion resistance, long service life even when in operation 24/7, high bearing capacity, very good damping, does not become brittle at minus temperatures, UV resistance, no changes to dimensions as a re

Other industries and application examples

Due to its excellent material properties, Lauramid® is suitable for use for a wide variety of innovative parts and for applications in numerous industries. The following industry examples provide an insight into the virtually unlimited possibilities that our high-tech plastic provides.