Hollow Steel Precision Balls
Hollow steel precision balls are able to withstand the rigors of more demanding environments than many other alternatives. These hollow alloy balls from Precision Plastic Ball Co. allow us to offer our customers a broader range of supported industries and applications than the standard hollow plastic balls.
Hollow metal balls can be successfully used in areas where you need to reduce weight or ensure flotation. Whether it’s an overflow value that needs to be kept in check or other values that require seal creation as liquid levels rise and fall, hollow balls can be a perfect fit for your application.
Currently, Precision Plastic Ball offers standard 3/8 in. (9 and 21/40 mm) and 1/2 in. (12 and 7/10mm) sizes with an aluminum finish.
Why Hollow Aluminum Precision Balls?
Working with aluminum allows Precision Plastic Ball to improve the effectiveness of liquid baths, tanks, and other fluid applications in which plastics may not be suitable. Harsh environments can still benefit from reductions of exposed liquid surface areas that lead to a reduction in evaporation rates and insulation-like effects that can help maintain liquid temperatures more easily.
Our Hollow Aluminum Precision Balls:
- Float in fluid applications that would normally corrode plastic or rubber
- Serve as a buffer between the liquid and the rest of the environment
- Can play a role in maintaining liquid temperature consistency throughout a bath or vat
- Are commonly used in mining, hydraulic fracturing, oil, gas, and petrochemical applications
For customers with specialized needs, Precision Plastic Ball can also produce custom, hollow stainless steel balls. These provide a stronger resistance in some aspects and typically have a higher impact resistance. Their added benefits have made them a top performer in air cargo rollers as well as the gas, hydraulic fracturing, mining, oil, and petrochemical sectors.
See If Aluminum Is a Good Fit for You
Hollow steel and aluminum precision balls have been used in a wide range of industry applications, but plastics may also be a viable option for your specific need. We recommend you request more information or contact us at 847.687.2255 and let our knowledgeable staff work with you to ensure you’re fully protected, prepared, and enabled to perform best.