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Replacing Conveyor Roller: The Do’s and Don’ts

Understanding properly what information to have on hand when ordering replacement conveyor rollers can remove a lot of presumption work.

It can actually reduce the risk of ordering the incorrect roller conveyor and not having the correct part available when equipments break down. There are some general do’s and don’ts when you are ready to place the order for replacing the roller conveyor:

Do’s

  • When you are preparing for ordering take a note of make, model and serial number of the rollers you need and the corresponding conveyor. If the conveyor is custom made,  having the serial number will identify the special component that would be needed.
  • There are terms such as snub roller, which depending on the model of conveyor may have different part number based on where is the roller position. So always provide the description that where the roller is used else you may end up getting wrong part. Like 2.5” diameter snub roller has a different part number than the 2.5” diameter snub roller used with an 8” diameter pulley. So based on its position the part is defined.

Don’t

  • Never overlook the details like roller diameter and roller length. There are multiple roller part number for rollers in the approximate 2” diameter range. Some part numbers can be used in place of one another, but we want to replace the rollers with the rollers of same specification we have to be careful.
  • A 2” diameter x 12 gauge conveyor roller is often mistaken for the 1.9” diameter roller. To avoid such mistake use precision measurement tool, a pair of caliper, to measure the exact diameter.

By keeping in mind and considering the above points you can avoid the mistake of ending up with wrong sized part of the conveyor roller. But sometimes you can take the help of the technical person from roller conveyor supplier who arrives from the company and he can provide you with right information.

Multipurpose Uses of Flexible Roller Conveyor

The flexible roller conveyor belt is essential equipment in any industry. It serves multiple purposes from washing and distribution of the raw materials to its packaging. In every step you may need a different kind of distributing belt. There is a wide range of variety in the width and height of the equipment. It ranges from the 1.2 inches width to the huge 8 inches width. You can select the apt one as per your requirement.

The Purposes of the Roller Conveyor

The multiple purposes of this equipment are-

  • To Push Towards Gravity

To drop anything towards the gravity this type of the flexible roller conveyor can be used. It is mostly used in newspaper or book printing.

  • To Wash the Raw Materials

In many industries, especially in the food industries, the raw materials have to be washed before the preparation. The rollers in the equipment help the materials to slide down smoothly. It can work even after the washing while distributing the thing for the next step of the preparation.

  • To Carry Heavy Loads in a Series of Works

This equipment can also be used to send or carry some heavy loads from one place to another. It is needed in the heavy works of the warehouses while performing the series of the works.

  • The Conveniences of Using It

There are a few conveniences of using flexible roller conveyor.

They are-

  1.   It makes the carrying of the loads easier.
  2.   The things on it come smoothly without any damage because of the rollers in the belt.
  3.   It saves time and increases productivity.