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Superior’s Urathon Return Roll Extends Conveyor Belt Life


October 31, 2012
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

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urathon_return_rollOctober
31, 2012, Morris, Minn. – Superior
Industries’ Urathon Return Roll sheds sticky material, ensuring smoother
conveyor belt alignment and less belt damage, making it ideal for use in the
mining, aggregates and other bulk material handling industries.

urathon_return_rollOctober
31, 2012, Morris, Minn. – Superior
Industries’ Urathon Return Roll sheds sticky material, ensuring smoother
conveyor belt alignment and less belt damage, making it ideal for use in the
mining, aggregates and other bulk material handling industries. Constructed of
heavy-duty 87A durometer urethane, Urathon return rollers offer up to three
times the life of rubber disc-style idlers, and are available in standard and
spiral disc options.

 

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The
Urathon return roll’s non-stick properties prevent build-up of wet and sticky
material on the roller discs, leading to smoother operation, greater
productivity and minimized belt damage. Material build-up is the leading cause
of conveyor belt mistracking and damage. When excessive material accumulates,
rollers can double in size, which can cause issues with belt alignment that
lead to downtime. In severe cases, the rollers become so weighed down by excess
material that they stop working altogether. As the belt continues to slide over
the stalled rollers, expensive ripping and other damage can occur.

 

The
Urathon return roller also reduces downtime for change-outs and excessive
maintenance, minimizing overall costs. Both rolls are self-cleaning, and the spiral
style offers an added cleaning action on the underside of the belt to further
reduce maintenance requirements caused by carryback material.

 

The
Standard Roll is available in a 5-, 6-, or 7-inch diameters, while the Spiral Roll
is offered in a 6-inch diameter. Both models are compatible with conveyor belts
ranging from 18 to 96 inches in width, and CEMA load rated at E, D, C or B.