Norpak Handling can offer various options for conveyor roller constructionJune 30, 2020 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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As a premier Canadian supplier of material-handling solutions, Norpak Handling offers a broad selection of options. This includes roller conveyors, which are popular due to high versatility. These systems use conveyors rollers mounted parallel in frames to move items. When selecting a new roller system for a facility, a customer should bear in mind the different types of conveyor roller construction available, as varying constructions can serve varying needs differently.
Assembled with three major components
Conveyor rollers are usually assembled with three major components – axel, tube, and bearings – and they can be built differently to suit individual conveyors. Common kinds of conveyor roller construction:
- Counter-bored. The tube of this roller is counter-bored to the exact inner diameter, allowing users to press-fit the bearing into place.
- Crimped. Here, the tube is crimped down over the bearing to hold it in place securely. The crimping makes the bearing non-replaceable.
- Adapters. A mix of bearings and adapters, in which the former fit into the latter, which fit into the tubes.
- Flanges, sprockets, and grooves. Tubes can be custom-designed with these traits. Flanges guide items on the rollers; the customer determines where flanges should go and how many are required. Sprockets are typically used in chain drive live roller conveyors, and the user must specify their location, the chain size, and the number of teeth for the supplier. Grooved rollers are recommended for urethane drive belts, like these in line shaft conveyors, and the customer must identify the location for the grooves and the roller diameter.
In addition to these standard options, Norpak can outfit rollers with coverings made of moulded-on urethane, slide-on sleeves, or PVC. The customer must specific the desired material, durometer, and thickness in these cases.
There are other options available for conveyor roller construction: tapered rollers, rollers with shot guards, hardened rollers, and rollers with lagging. The right choice depends on the customer’s individual requirements, so all of the crucial information must be specific to the supplier.
Count on the experts at Norpak to help you choose the proper conveyor components.
To learn more, contact Norpak.