Amera-Plex is one of Ameralloy’s new breed of extremely long chain polymeric-type materials. Amera-Plex Mine Plate provides a cling-free surface, eliminating material buildup and corrosive action. Far superior to conventional plastics, and with so many unique advantages, it has become the specification of choice for a growing number of diverse applications. Amera-Plex Mine Plate was developed to replace and outperform less durable plastics, metals, and other conventional materials. Its uniqueness stems from its unusual properties. Amera-Plex has characteristics similar to those of both plastic and metal, and several unique properties that are found only in Amera-Plex Mine Plate. The Ameralloy sales and engineering staff offer assistance with complicated or unusual applications. To get started, send us your blueprints and specifications..
Typical Analysis May Vary By Heat Lot
Amera-Plex Mine Plate has a lower coefficient of friction than glass. With its self-lubricating characteristics, it is an ideal material for bearings, bushings, valves, wear strips, or any application involving sliding contact.
Materials listed below were rotated 24 hours @ 1750 rpm in a 50/50 sand/water slurry. The weight loss for each material is relative to carbon steel = 100. The lower the value, the better the abrasive resistance.
Amera-Plex Mine Plate
Thickness: 1/4” 3/8” 1/2” 5/8” 3/4” 1” 1-1/4”
Fabrication & Machining
Forming, rolling, punching, perforating
Also Available: Ceramic filled, rubber
backed, tubing, profiles
It is recommended that Amera-Plex be held in place with mechanical fasteners. Correct spacing of fasteners can be determined by the thickness of the sheet:
|Sheet Thickness||Recommended Fastener Spacing (on centers)|
|1/4||6” to 8”|
|3/8”||8” to 10”|
|1/2, 5/8, 3/4||12” to 15”|
|1” and over||15” to 20”|
For all thicknesses, fasteners should be no closer than 2” from the edges of the sheet. Tighten fasteners to hold the material securely against the substrate. Correct fastener strength and spacing will minimize warpage of Amera-Plex due to linear thermal expansion. Adjoining panels should be butted together as tightly as possible. To allow for linear expansion and contraction, the diameter of the bolt should be 1/8” smaller than the diameter of the drilled hole. The bolt head should have a washer to prevent pull-out.
Note: All fastening heads should be at least flush with the lining’s surface. Protruding or exposed bolts will wear faster than Amera-Plex, which could result in loss of holding strength. Protrusion above the surface also causes upward deflection in the smooth flow of bulk material.
Amera-Plex can be immersed in a preheated glycerine bath set at a controlled temperature of 302°F (150°C). Heating time varies according to sheet thickness:
|Sheet Thickness||Heating Time @ 150°C|
|8mm (.3150”)||15 minutes|
|15mm (.600”)||25 minutes|
In all cases, the sheet must be properly plastified. The material will assume a translucent glass-like condition when it reaches the proper temperature. Remove immediately from the bath. Form while hot, or place into a form or mold and allow to conform to the desired shape. If necessary, Amera-Plex may be pressed into shape after it is placed into the form or mold. Cooling is performed at room temperature. Because of its heat dissipation characteristics, cooling time takes somewhat longer than the heating cycle. Once the sheet reaches 158°F (70°C), introduction of tap water at approximately. 68°F (20°C) helps speed cooling. Tap water serves the dual purpose of removing the remaining glycerin from the surface.
|Sheet Thickness||Minimum Diameter|