Getting products moving along the assembly line requires the use of some kind of conveyance device. The most usual types in use are belt conveyors and roller conveyors. When working with metal and similar materials, roller conveyors are the more typical type employed for the task. Read More
Industrial Conveyor Rollers
A roller stand is constructed with legs, a frame to support the rollers, and the rollers themselves. The height is determined by the length of the legs, the bed length is determined by the length of the frame spans, and the width of the bed is determined by the length of the rollers.
If you use shorter legs at one end than at the other, you can create a gravity feed (non-powered) conveyance system in that section. Using stepped widths of rollers to create a channelling system is not advised, because it is better to use guide rails for this purpose. It’s better for all the rollers to be the same size.
It’s possible to buy an adjustable roller stand where some of these metrics can be modified to suit the task at hand.
For special purposes, you may need a heavy duty roller stand
Most conveyor systems are strong, but some load types may need the extra strength of a heavy duty system. If you’re processing items of immense weight, or your conveyor will be in constant operation, a heavy duty system is advised.
Maintaining a conveyor roller stand
A good thing about these stands is that they’re quite simple. Anyone can quickly learn the maintenance tasks without lengthy training. If training your own employees in conveyor maintenance is not the best option, there are specialist conveyor maintenance engineers you can hire for the job.
If your roller stand is a powered conveyor, it will normally have a chain drive (you can fit sprockets over specific rollers or all the rollers depending on your needs) and maintaining the chain drive is just the same as maintaining a bicycle chain.
Some light oiling on a regular basis should be sufficient to keep the chain in good order. Other than that, you simply should make some effort to prevent contaminants from being able to come into contact with the chain.
Cleaning the rollers for both powered and non-powered systems is also advisable. This is very simple also and the simplest way to achieve this is to run a couple of items along the conveyor with a brush attached which will remove dust, dirt, and debris.
If something has spilled on the rollers, you’ll need to know the chemical composition of the spill. If it is a food substance, simple detergent and water will be sufficient in most cases. If it is something more industrial, you should consult specialist advice on the cleaning methods recommended for that particular substance.
Most steel conveyor rollers are either bare metal or made from metal wrapped in a vinyl polymer, or metal wrapped in solid rubber. Using a roller with a softer coating can be a good idea when you’re working with delicate objects, or when you want to reduce noise. Make sure that any cleaning fluids you use are not incompatible with the roller surface.
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