Rubber Disc Return Rollers from Elite Roller Manufacturing feature four tapered roller bearings (two in each hub) for unrivaled smooth, true operation and a service life that is up to three times longer than traditional two-bearing roller designs, according to the company. In addition to significantly longer service life, this patented “quad bearing” design withstands more severe applications than traditional rollers.
“Customers from a wide variety of industries report that their Elite Rollers last up to three times longer than traditional rollers,” said Elite President Bill Schiering. “Whatever the material handling application, we can tailor a roller to suit the particular requirements.
Made with universal shafts, and 5-, 6- or 7-in. diameters, these products fit any manufacturers’ brackets. They are ideal for abrasive and corrosive environments, including use in mining, aggregate materials handling, power plants and others.
In addition to longevity, the patented Elite design allows the re-use of the axle assembly, yielding a significant savings over replacing entire idler assemblies. Because there is no welding on the idler assembly, any damaged parts can be replaced in just minutes. Rollers can be refurbished at a fraction of the price of new ones, with 90 percent of the materials re-used.
Elite Rollers are with standard shell thickness of 3⁄16-in. and ¼-in. Standard rollers include ¾-in. bearings, while heavy duty rollers are equipped with 1-¼-in. bearings. They are available for belt widths of 18- to 96-in. An inner support tubes ensures that hubs are independent of each other for smoother operation and longer life. Stainless steel shafts are also available for more corrosive applications.
Elite Roller Manufacturing, www.eliterollermanufacturing.com