January Solutions 2015
ASGCO®’s Syntron’s® Composite Idlers provide advantages over traditional idlers. Learn how overland conveyors had a need for a long lasting, lightweight, and good resistance to abrasion and coefficient of friction.
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.
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.
The customer in this Aggregate and Cement application was extremely pleased with the results. Our new lightweight cost-effective long life idler is safer, more efficient and more productive than traditional steel, PVC, Nylon, or HDPE idlers they used in previous appliations.