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We’re on a Roll: All About Rubber Rollers & Pulleys

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on May 26, 2021 2:56:50 PM

Does your industry rely heavily on rollers and/or pulleys? When it comes to moving material from one place to the next, these simple machines play an integral role. Whether moving heavy machinery or smaller, more delicate items, rollers and pulleys are constantly on the move- which puts them at risk for abrasion and impact issues. Thankfully, we’re well-versed in covering rollers and pulleys with a variety of rubber and urethane compounds that are designed to reduce abrasion, extend the life of your roller, and protect the products you’re moving.

Reduce Abrasion

Rollers and pulleys are used in applications that experience a lot of friction, so abrasion resistance is necessary to combat the wear and tear. Pulleys decrease the amount of force needed to move a load and can be found in cranes, conveyors, hoists, belt sanders, etc. Covered in rubber or urethane, the pulley can better grip onto the belt or chain while reducing the amount of friction created.

Protect Fragile Products

As we know, rollers and pulleys are used to move large machinery and materials of all shapes and sizes. We often forget that they also are used for delicate work like smoothing paper, plastic film, textiles, and sheet metal. When these rollers suffer from wear, tear, and gouges, they are unable to perform. Rather than completely replacing the entire roller, we can simply recover the existing roller with a compound that is perfectly suited for the function of the roller. We offer a variety of finishes that can be selected based on the unique needs of your operation; grooved, smooth, diamond, herringbone, crowned, or spiral!

Top-Quality Coverage

Say goodbye to traditional cold-bonded rubber that peels or cracks over time. Our Endurawear compound can be applied to any size of pulley or roller. The sky is truly the limit! We’ve covered all types of rollers in varying degrees of thickness, from .063 inches and up, in sizes of up to 60 inches in diameter and 20 inches in length! Our rubber coating is vulcanized to the pulley or roller, resulting in a bond that will not pull loose even under extreme conditions. Sioux Rubber & Urethane can also strip and recoat your existing rollers at our facility with quick turnaround times.

Most orders are ready to be shipped within 3 days or less, so now is the time to upgrade your rubber rollers and pulleys! Give us a call today to learn about the many options we offer and how they can be tailored to your specific situation!

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Topics: Rubber Rollers & Pulleys