Flexco recently announced the addition of the CoreTech™ line of rollers to its wide range of products designed to maximise belt conveyor productivity. The next generation of troughing and return rollers are made of lightweight, high strength, corrosion- and abrasion-resistant composite materials.
Designed to overcome common issues with belt conveyor rollers, CoreTech rollers are durable enough to tackle a variety of environments, feature lightweight construction, require less energy, and emit less noise than steel counterparts. The rollers provide the same CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association) ratings as steel rollers with no loss of functional performance, while providing a longer service life and superior wear when compared to steel.
Not only is the material durable enough to resist abrasion and friction on the surface of the roller, the field-proven seal design offers unmatched corrosion resistance and bearing protection on the inside of the roller. The centrifugal seal also prevents trapped material from damaging the end disk, which can result in premature roller failure.
Despite the heavy-duty construction and solid performance, CoreTech rollers are 40-50% lighter than steel. In most cases, a CoreTech roller requires only one person to lift, carry, and place, requiring less manpower and increasing productivity, while adhering to one-person lifting limits.
With low breakaway mass, the rollers also require less energy or torque to start rotation. This, plus a low running friction, decreases power consumption and can contribute to lower electric bills.
CoreTech rollers also create far less noise than steel rollers. The notable difference can make an impact on worker safety and save an operation from costly fines associated with noise pollution.
For more information on CoreTech rollers or any other Flexco products, programs, or services, or to find a distributor in your area, log on to www.flexco.com.