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Conveyor rollers and rolls are cylindrical tools that make possible the movement of objects along conveyor belts and other conveyor systems. Read More…

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Odenton, MD  |  800-394-7883

We are the premier supplier of urethane rollers for industries around the world. We offer rapid quote responses and fast turnaround times. Our rubber rolls are designed to withstand the toughest rigors, like temperature changes, abrasives, and solvents.

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American Urethane, Inc. $$$

Cuyahoga Falls, OH  |  330-923-3256

Harwood Rubber Products provides top quality rubber rollers and a variety of custom products. We are capable of producing a great diversity of rolls and coverings for a broad customer base.

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Harwood Rubber Products, Inc. $$$

Carson City, NV  |  800-733-2648

Since 1948, REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development has been manufacturing rubber rollers, idler rolls and conveyor rollers. We serve industries such as computers, printers and paper handling.

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REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development Company $$$

Easton, PA  |  800-275-0818

We manufacture a wide variety of standard and custom rubber products at Unicast. Industries served include printing, newspaper, and packaging. We manufacture urethane rollers including pull rolls and precision ground tubes. Our goal is to provide our customers with the tools they need to succeed.

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Unicast Inc. $$$

Denver, PA  |  717-336-7507

Our goal is to bring customer service to our customers. We manufacture rubber rolls that are manufactured using integrity and quality materials. For over 55 years, we have provided our customers with honesty, integrity, and cost effective solutions to their problems.

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Weaver Industries, Inc. $$$
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Conveyors are industrial and commercial utilities that are used to assist in the movement of products. In manufacturing contexts, conveyors are widely used on assembly lines. In warehouses, they are important parts of efficient packaging and shipping processes. Conveyors can even be found in grocery stores to expedite the check-out process. In order for each of these different conveyor configurations to function properly, they must be equipped with rollers on which products can be moved or that can facilitate the movement of a conveyor belt.

These rubber rolls vary in shape, size and composition depending on the demands of the systems in which they are applied. For example, in a distribution warehouse, when orders are picked and packaged, they are often loaded onto a conveyor system comprised of metal rollers in a long series that directs the packages to the back of a shipping vehicle. In food processing, added variables like cleanliness standards and hazards like spills contribute to how a conveyor system must be designed; such systems are likely to involve belts, and belted conveyors require the use of special rollers.

Conveyor rolls are manufactured from an assortment of different rubber, metal and other materials and are available in various sizes and durability levels. The roller shape can be straight, tapered or crowned. Conveyor rollers are often grooved in order to make the gripping of conveyor belts easier. They are also often fitted with special gears or other movement control devices that allow the movement of a conveyor system to be more precise. This can be especially important during complex manufacturing processes. Rubber conveyor rolls can be made out of many materials; just a few examples are polyurethane and silicone.

Each material offers slightly different qualities of strength, durability, friction and operating lifespan. Rubber conveyor rollers are usually produced by either injection or compression molding, though extrusion is also a possibility. Molding processes involve heating an elastomeric material and forming it in a mold. Extrusion also involves heating an elastomer, but instead of molding the rubber, it is forced through an extrusion die. Choosing the right conveyor roller material is important to the safe and effective operation of a conveyor system.

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