Vesconite’s high-wear-resistant polymer, known as Ultrablack, was installed as a wear pad on a screw conveyor at a vineyard.
The screw conveyor washes grapes that have been harvested and transports them along the production line for further processing into wine.
Ultrablack ensures that the conveyor blades move smoothly.
Johan Brits, the CEO of plant machinery manufacturing and maintenance company Vino Tech, notes that Ultrablack eliminated wear problems and facilitated blade movement.
“We had a lot of problems with it before but now it runs great,” he says.