Stainless Steel knitted sleeves are made by knitting fine stainless steel yarns into a tubular construction so as to make them particularly elastic and, therefore, the ideal solution for covering purposes.
The stainless steel fibre makes the sleeve particularly resistant to high temperatures and thermal shock associated with molten and quenching phases of glass production.
The incredible fineness of the fibres ensures a super soft scratch resistant medium that prevents any marks or scratches forming on the glass surface.
The knitted elastic structure facilitates maintenance work as they are easy to apply and remove from the roller.
The Sleeving wall can be modified to suit the specific medium being carried. For example, a thicker wall might be preferential for better shock absorption in case of glass impact. Thinner walls may be preferred in other applications where roller speed is more important than their ability to cushion.
Knitted constructions allow for a high degree of elasticity meaning one ‘nominal’ diameter might cover a large range of diameters due to range of minimum and maximum expansion.
Rated to 650°C in optimum conditions.
They can also be knitted from steel yarns that have been blended with para aramid fibre leading to a reduction in cost.
Heat-resistant binding fixture, conductive transmission, heat generation, mould covering materials for automotive glass molding, high temperature resistant buffer materials for glass industry, glassware molding materials, temperature resistant products operated in high temperature environments, high temperature resistant conveyor belts, permanent shielding and conductive materials, anti-static brush, various anti-static products , widely used in textile, printing, copier, electroplating, compounding, coating, printing and dyeing, papermaking, plastics, packaging, rubber and other industries.
EMI and RFI Shielding: The stainless steel fibers used in the sleeving provide excellent electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) shielding properties. The knitted construction creates a continuous conductive path that helps block and redirect electromagnetic radiation, preventing it from interfering with sensitive electronics or communication signals.
Mechanical Protection: The knitted sleeving offers mechanical protection to cables and wires by forming a barrier against abrasion, impact, and other physical stresses. It helps extend the lifespan of the enclosed components and reduces the risk of damage due to friction or external factors.
Heat Dissipation: Stainless steel fiber knitted sleeving has good thermal conductivity, allowing it to dissipate heat generated by the enclosed cables or wires. This feature is particularly useful in applications where heat management is critical, such as high-power electronics or automotive systems.
Chemical and Corrosion Resistance: Stainless steel fibers are inherently resistant to many chemicals and corrosive substances. This makes the knitted sleeving suitable for applications in harsh environments where exposure to chemicals, oils, solvents, or corrosive agents is a concern.
Flexibility and Expandability: The knitted construction of the sleeving provides flexibility, allowing it to easily conform to the shape of the enclosed components. It also offers expandability, enabling the sleeving to accommodate various cable sizes and shapes.
Versatile Applications: Stainless steel fiber knitted sleeving finds applications in a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, telecommunications, industrial machinery, and more. It is used to protect cables, wires, hoses, and other vulnerable components from EMI, mechanical damage, heat, chemicals, and environmental hazards.