Return roller delivers conveyor idler replacement

By |  May 22, 2012

Martin Engineering Co. is introducing a return roller with a new design and a track-mounted, pivoting, return-side idler that allows service and replacement from one side of a conveyor.

The Evo return roller’s track-mounted assembly uses one-pin, quick-change functionality, meaning rolls can be replaced by one person in less time and that the risk of injuries is lessened. Martin Engineering says its return rollers help improve safety by minimizing suspension and heavy lifting. Space limitations and access constraints are typically not an issue, Martin Engineering adds, as the idler roll can be serviced from one side of the conveyor.

The return roller features an integrated fine adjustment to completely square the belt. The roll itself is one piece, and the assembly includes a three-piece adjustable hanger bracket and swivel-and-pivot component, which allows the roll to be swung away from its support before removing the entire assembly.

Additionally, the three-piece hanger bracket adjusts to accommodate different belt widths. The bracket fits a variety of idler manufacturers’ designs, and the return roller conforms to the CEMA rating for idler belt speeds.

Kevin Yanik

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