Objective: Need for long lasting, lightweight, and good resistance to abrasion and coefficient of friction.

Challenge: Most composite rolls are made from UHMW, Nylon or PVC. Overall lightweight rollers have the advantage, however not all of them are as strong (too much deflection on wider widths) or they don’t provide a good resistance to abrasion. The coefficient of friction is also poor, especially in wet conditions, which makes it more difficult to track or train the conveyor belt.

Abrasion Resistance Comparison chart

Solution: Composite idlers manufactured from a combination of advanced engineered material with integrated UV protection that combines an ultra-strong polyurethane resin and fiberglass matting. This advanced engineered material has demonstrated nearly 4 times the abrasion resistance of PVC idlers and coefficient of slightly greater than steel for better belt tracking. Nearly 50% lighter than traditional steel rolls. Easier installation, “field friendly”, for maintenance and installation personnel, energy savings and reduced noise.

Results: A lightweight cost-effective long life idler that is safer, more efficient and more productive than traditional steel, PVC, Nylon, or HDPE idlers.

idler case study results photos



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