Rubber Disc Return Rollers from Elite Roller Manufacturing feature four tapered roller bearings (two in each hub) for smooth, true operation and a service life that is up to three times longer than traditional two-bearing roller designs. In addition to significantly longer service life, this patented quad bearing design withstands more severe applications than traditional rollers. Made with universal shafts, and 5, 6 or 7 diameters, these proven products fit any manufacturer's brackets. They are suitable for abrasive and corrosive environments, including use in mining, aggregate materials handling, power plants, and others.
In addition to longevity, the patented Elite design allows the re-use of the axle assembly, yielding a significant savings over replacing entire idler assemblies. Because there is no welding on the idler assembly, any damaged parts can be replaced in just minutes. Rollers can be refurbished at a fraction of the price of new ones, with 90% of the materials re-used. Elite Rollers are available in 5, 6 and 7 diameters with standard shell thickness of 3/16 and ¼. Standard rollers include ¾ bearings, while heavy duty rollers are equipped with 1 ¼ bearings.
They are available for belt widths of 18-inches to 96-inches. An inner support tubes ensures that hubs are independent of each other for smoother operation and longer life. Stainless steel shafts are also available for corrosive applications. "Customers from a wide variety of industries report that their Elite Rollers last up to three times longer than traditional rollers," said Elite President Bill Schiering. "Whatever the material handling application, we can tailor a roller to suit the particular requirements."