High Tech Equipment Roller Design

Today’s polyurethane wheels and equipment roller parts play a vital role in a wide range of industrial applications. While custom feed rollers and various other styles of urethane rollers and poly wheels have gone high-tech, so have the ways that they can be designed, created, and specially engineered for specific uses, precise parameters, and unique demands.

Science and the Equipment Roller Manufacturing Process

A great deal of physics and chemistry goes into the making of parts produced by the equipment roller manufacturing sector. Science especially comes into play when the equipment roller applications call for one-of-a-kind customization for unique and specific uses. But by chemically altering and calibrating features such as hardness or softness or by tweaking the elasticity or resistance to friction or abrasion, wheels with exacting features can be built so that they perform without fail in the desired fashion.

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Some Characteristics of Special Conveyor Rollers

There are industries that need conveyor rollers or conveyor belt rollers, for instance, that can be relied upon to move military munitions or volatile and potentially explosive products like dynamite used by the mining industry to demolish rock. In such cases the wheels or pipe track roller systems may need to be gentle but also tough enough to withstand exposure to oils on machinery or exposure to cold or hot weather. In many industries solvents are used, and if a box, can or bottle breaks on a conveyor system the urethane wheels and parts have to be able to withstand the exposure to those harsh chemicals. There are also many situations where it is vital that rollers do not create static electricity or friction sparks that could ignite a dangerous fire.

Feed Rollers for the Food Industry

But rollers also get called upon to move farm produce on feed rollers for the grocery industry or to convey cans and packages of food that will be sold and eventually end up in our kitchens. In those situations it is important to make sure that the poly rollers and parts comply with strict FDA food grade standards. So not only do the urethane parts need to do heavy duty industrial work, but at the same time they also need to ensure our health and the health and safety of our children.

So regardless of what the need for a wheel or roller might be, experienced designers and chemical engineers can produce a customized part to handle the task. These polyurethane rollers are shipped to companies in industries scattered all across the globe and they help to keep those industries running smoothly – in both the figurative and the literal sense of the word.