Foams to Drawing

The foam coatings we most regularly apply to timing belts have allowed us to develop and design a range of components used in the automatic machinery sector. Blocking supports for products or pushers in conveyor lines: their deformability means they adapt perfectly to the product without damaging it.
The materials we most commonly use for these parts are polyurethane foams known as Sylomer, which are available in different densities, colours and thicknesses to best meet the application requirements.
Machining of Foams

The desire to achieve perfect machining of foams has led us to invest in technologies which allow us to design components quickly, but above all to manufacture them to very high standards of quality.

A cutting-edge milling machine combined with a range of specific tools allows us to machine all types of foam; its granite structure and high-speed spindle (40,000 rpm) also mean we can machine materials with very low density, such as yellow Sylomer (150 kg/m3).

Unlike waterjet cutters, which can create only open geometries, our technology allows us to create closed pockets or hollows at the different heights required by the design geometry.

Foams Assembled with other Materials

Foams are highly deformable, but they are less resistant to wear and offer less grip than denser materials; for this reason, we can apply coatings to the manufactured components, ranging from rubber and silicone materials to low-friction and anti-wear plastic fabrics.

As well as polyurethane foams, we also use other materials such as neoprene and foam rubber, and we can also manufacture substrates in other materials to which they can be stuck, such as aluminium, carbon-fibre, steel, stainless steel etc.

The sectors in which this type of product is most widely used are: food, packaging, industrial automation, robotics, beverages, paper, textiles, non-woven fabrics, cosmetics and so on.

1 – The high-speed spindle, operating at up to 40,000 rpm, is able to precisely machine even low-density foams, such as yellow Sylomer

2 – The gantry structure of the milling machine, which is made from granite, guarantees a high level of rigidity and therefore perfect machining

3 – We can design components using CAD and then send them directly to the CNC for manufacturing, ensuring very short turnaround times

4 – The sheets of foam are held down to the 400 x 500 mm machine bed via vacuum, before then being machined to drawing specifications

5 – The highly deformable foam materials adapt perfectly to the irregular shape of the products

6 – Using a milling machine to carry out the machining work means pockets of different heights can be created

7 – Red Sylomer foam gasket, density 510 kg/m3

8 – Brown Sylomer gasket for extraction system used in the packaging sector

9 – Components made to drawing specifications for cable passage, used in the automatic machinery sector

10 – Blocking support, manufactured using blue Sylomer, density 220 kg/m3

11 – Yellow Sylomer plate with wear-resistant nylon fabric glued to aluminium sheet

12 – Aluminium parts with PU foam coating, used in the paper sector

13 – Blue Sylomer PU foam plate with adhesive base and white silicone spread on the rear

14 – Vibration damping components made from yellow Sylomer PU foam, density 150 kg/m3, for the packaging sector

15 – Part for vacuum system made from brown Sylomer PU foam with density of 400 kg/m3

16 – Part in foam rubber shaped to drawing specifications and covered with wear-resistant nylon fabric