ZEDEX® 100 family

The “little PEEK” – up to 110 °C

ZX-100® has been conceived to create an “all-round polymer” family for dry running. For this reason, ZX-100® does not have any extremely disadvantageous property, as it is usually the case with extreme materials such e.g. PTFE.

It does not have moisture absorption problems as PA and generally speaking, it can replace lubriacated bronze in most of the applications, saving so weight, machining time & costs. It is nicknamed “little PEEK” because of its outstanding performance up to 110°C (RTI-Str). E.g. the modification ZX-100K has even better PV-values that PEEK upto ca. 7m/min.

When to use the family ZX-100® ?

  • Underwater applications or saline environment
  • When low wear and friction are required
  • If FDA conformity or EU 10/2011 approval is required
    (for this: modification ZX-100K® or ZX-100K® blue)

When is the ZX-100® family not suitable?

  • At high temperatures
    (e.g. the family ZX-200® as alternative)
  • For strong acids, alkalis, phenols, cresols (e.g. the family ZX-600® as alternative)
  • For gamma ray and steam sterilization – limited
    (e.g. the family ZX-200®)

What can be replaced?

Basic type

ZX-100K

⟶ value the higher = better

ZX-100K Material data sheet

Characteristics

  • hard, stiff, tough
  • high fatigue strength
  • good resistance to weathering
  • resistance to stress cracking
  • good machinability
  • bondable and weldable
  • FDA compliant, LABS compliant
  • PTFE- and Silicone-Free
  • low-outgassing
  • notch-sensitive

 

Resistance

  • UV-radiation: (1000 hours Xenon DIN 53597)
    tensile strength: –25 %, elongation at break: –43 %
  • Gamma-radiation: limit absorbed dose 1200 kGy
  • Chemicals, resistant: aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons, weak acids and alkalis
  • Chemicals, not resistant: strong acids and alkalis, phenols, cresols
  • Lubricants and fuels: resistant
  • Water: max. water absorption: 0,3 %
    dimensional changes: 0,1 %, up to max. 80 °C resistant
  • Fire behaviour: oxygen index (LOI): 24 %,
    classifi cation: HB (UL94)

Operational parameters

  • Temperature (T):
    –100 °C to +110 °C (+140 °C)
  • Surface pressure (p):
    max. 35 (75) MPa
  • Sliding speed (v)
    max. 100m/min
  • Fatigue(S)
    tensile fatigue strength at 20 °C and 106 stress cycles,
    1 Hz = 52 MPa
    Impacts, vibrations, edge loading, outdoor use, underwater use. Allround-plastic up to 110°C.

Available as:

Modification

ZX-100MT

⟶ value the higher = better

ZX-100MT Material data sheet

Operational parameters

  • Temperature (T):
    –40 °C to +80 °C (+130 °C)
  • Surface pressure (p):
    max. 28 (85) MPa
  • Sliding speed (v)
    max. 150m/min
  • Fatigue(S)
    tensile fatigue strength at 20 °C and 106 stress cycles,
    1 Hz = 42 MPa
    low-cost solution for heavystressed parts up to 80 °C and
    low sliding speed.

Properties

  • stiffer
  • harder
  • ultra-high strength
  • no fibre reinforcement
  • suitable for injection molding

 

Available as:

  • Granules
  • Semi-finished products
  • Finished parts

Product shapes, processing methods
and finished parts

Product shapes

Processing methods

  • CNC milling
  • CNC lathe
  • Conventional lathe
  • CNC automatic lathe
  • Grinding
  • Threads
  • Dressing – profiling
  • Sawing
  • Planing
  • Roughening of adhesive surfaces
  • Injection moulding
  • Welding
  • Coating – cladding
  • Labelling
  • Bonding
  • 3D printing

Finished parts

  • Precision bushings
  • Plain bearing bushes according to DIN
  • Sliding guides
  • Slideways
  • Gears
  • Track rollers
  • Spindle nuts
  • Seals
  • Scrapers
  • Gear racks
  • Toothed belt discs
  • Rudder bearings
  • Pump bearings

Documentation

Application flyer

Technical data sheets

ZX-100K (TDS)

ZX-100MT (TDS)

Safety data sheets

ZX-100 (MSDS)

Certificates of conformity

ZX-100K (FDA)

ZX-100K (RoHS)

Approval certificate

ZX-100K (EU 10/2011)

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