HIGH PERFORMANCE CONVEYOR ROLLERS
TEP Technica Ltd supplies a wide range of conveyor roller wheels in standard and non-standard materials for flexible conveyors and fixed roller based conveyor systems. There are a few options of conveyor roller wheels such as high quality thermoplastic polyamide moulded around a ball bearing.
We offer these conveyor roller wheels in a range of tread widths and mounting widths to suit your application requirements. We take pride in our reputation for supplying high quality, competitively priced conveyor roller wheels supplied from stock or fabricated to your specifications.
KEY PROPERTIES OF CONVEYOR ROLLERS
Conveyor rollers are an essential component of conveyor systems, used in various industries to transport materials efficiently. These rollers come in different designs and sizes to suit specific applications.
When selecting the appropriate wheel for your conveyor system the following properties should be taken into consideration:
Conveyor rollers are commonly made from materials such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum, or plastic. The material used depends on the application, load capacity, and environmental conditions.
The diameter of the roller affects the conveyor's load-bearing capacity and determines the minimum and maximum product sizes that the conveyor can handle..
The length of the roller, along with the spacing between rollers, determines the overall conveyor length and the smoothness of material movement.
The axle is the central shaft on which the roller rotates. It is usually designed to provide low friction and smooth rotation.
Rollers are equipped with different types of bearings, such as ball bearings or sleeve bearings, to reduce friction and allow smooth movement.
The load capacity of the conveyor roller is crucial to ensure it can handle the weight of the transported materials without deformation or failure.
The conveyor roller's design considers the desired operating speed of the conveyor system, as it affects the overall efficiency and productivity.
Resistance to Wear and Corrosion:
Conveyor rollers should be resistant to wear and corrosion, especially in harsh environments, to maintain longevity and reliability.
Sealing and Lubrication:
Some conveyor rollers have built-in seals to protect the bearings from contaminants and require proper lubrication to ensure smooth operation.
The surface of the roller can vary, depending on the type of material being transported. For example, rollers might have a smooth surface for general applications or a specific texture for gripping packages.
The level of friction between the roller and the conveyed material is essential to prevent slippage and ensure proper material flow.
Conveyor rollers should be designed to minimize noise generation during operation, as excessive noise can be a concern in certain environments.
In extreme temperature conditions, conveyor rollers may need to withstand high or low temperatures without compromising performance..
Some conveyor systems might require rollers with enhanced impact resistance to handle heavy or sharp-edged materials without damage.
The design of the conveyor roller should consider ease of maintenance, such as accessibility for cleaning, bearing replacement, or lubrication..
Cost-effectiveness is an essential consideration when selecting conveyor rollers, balancing performance and durability with the overall budget.
WHERE ARE CONVEYOR ROLLERS USED
Conveyor rollers are widely used in various industries and applications to facilitate the movement of materials and products efficiently.
Frequenlty utilised in large warehouse operations, conveyor rollers are used on production lines to transport objects of various size and weight along the line.
The use of conveyor rollers provides safety from injury by reducing the risk of manually handling heavy or bulky objects and allows the user to transport material with minimal effort. Conveyor rollers evenly distribute the weight of an object for a more efficient and safer way to handle goods. The rollers can be powered by gravity, manually or by motor. Some of the common industries and places where conveyor rollers are used include:
Conveyor rollers are extensively used in manufacturing plants to transport raw materials, work-in-progress components, and finished products along assembly lines.
Distribution Centres and Warehouses:
In logistics and distribution centres, conveyor rollers play a crucial role in sorting, moving, and directing packages and goods to different locations.
Mining and Quarrying:
Conveyor rollers are utilized to transport bulk materials such as ores, coal, gravel, and aggregates in mining and quarrying operations.
Conveyor rollers in the food industry are designed with food-grade materials to handle products like fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and packaged food items.
Conveyor rollers aid in the production of vehicles by moving car parts along assembly lines efficiently.
Conveyor rollers are used in airports to move luggage and cargo between terminals, baggage handling areas, and aircraft.
Retail and E-commerce:
In retail and e-commerce settings, conveyor rollers are utilized in distribution centres to sort and move packages for timely delivery to customers.
Postal and Courier Services:
Conveyor rollers are essential for sorting and moving packages in postal facilities and courier service hubs.
Conveyor rollers are used in textile manufacturing to move fabric, garments, and textile materials during various stages of production.
Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS):
Conveyor rollers play a critical role in AS/RS systems to store and retrieve items efficiently.
In beverage production plants, conveyor rollers are used for the handling of bottles, cans, and other containers.
Conveyor rollers aid in the transportation of packaging materials, boxes, and cartons in packaging facilities.
Woodworking and Sawmills:
Conveyor rollers are used in wood processing plants for transporting logs, lumber, and wood products.
Waste Management and Recycling:
Conveyor rollers help in the movement of waste materials and recyclables in waste management facilities.
TYPES OF CONVEYOR ROLLERS
In addition to the thermoplastic conveyor roller wheels we also offer a large range of Pevothan conveyor rollers with load capacities from 30kgs per conveyor roller wheels up to 130kgs. For particularly intense applications we can offer conveyor rollers made with Vulkollan® (up to 2030 kg) or for greater sound dampening we have a small range of conveyor rollers with a non-detachable mechanically bonded tread made of polyurethane.
We have a select range of Skate wheels made from blue plastic rollers with double ball bearings in a high-quality polyamide cage permanently bonded to the roller body made of shock and abrasion resistant polypropylene. As well as pressed steel, zinced and chromated, with hardened axis and ball bearings. Single flanged options are also readily available.
Or maybe you require Ball Units and Euro Ball Units, with housings made of bright zinced steel or stainless steel casing, available for wide range of applications from 10kgs to 610kgs. TEP Technica can supply small roller conveyors for lightweight boxes and materials, up to heavy duty gravity and powered conveyor rollers wheels.
- Gravity Conveyor Roller Wheel Systems – mounted parallel rollers powered manually or by gravity used on loading docks and for baggage handling.
- Driven/Powered Conveyor Roller Wheel Systems – mounted rollers powered to convey products and material handling applications.
- Overhead Conveyor Systems – electric track, inclined or ramped, monorail, or trolley rollers conveyor systems mounted from ceilings used in circumstances where an object requires hanging to dry for example painted items, or items that require colling or curing. The majority of overhead conveyor systems are powered.
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With well over £1million of stock at cost value, and more than 3000 different wheels and castors available from the UK at any given time, we are sure to have the right product for you.
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