The all-rounder up to 90°C
The fast runner that withstands up to 90°C
The media-resistant one that withstands up to 180°C
The all-rounder up to 100°C
The fast runner that withstands up to 200°C
*Depending on the belt pretension.
We produce individual knife edge rollers for you via injection moulding - exactly tailored to your application. Just make a non-binding request, and we will be happy to advise you regarding material selection and manufacturing process.
To give you precise details on the wear rate of our knife edge rollers, these are examined under realistic conditions in our test laboratory. Four different iglidur materials as well as PET-P and POM-C were tested. To also make statements regarding the wear behaviour depending on the shaft materials, knife edge rollers were tested on V2A and silver steel shafts.
Knife edge rollers made of various iglidur materials running on 304 stainless steel shafts were tested. The materials were tested at speeds of 0.3m/s and 0.6m/s.
Regarding Variopac Pro, a fully automatic all-rounder packaging system, Krones faced a problem in 2005: the system's performance had to be increased by 20 packages per minute. Hence, there was an urgent need for action during the deflection of the conveyor belts. Originally, metal rollers with needle roller bearings were used here; however, they couldn't fulfil the higher performance requirements and were cost-intensive. When looking for an alternative, Krones Design Engineer Jürgen Werner came upon the products from igus GmbH.
It is not only raw bakery products that present the machine manufacturer in the food sector with considerable challenges. If two conveyor belts are butt-jointed to each other, the radii of the guide rollers result in a gap between the two belts. The risk: sensitive products, such as raw pasta products, simply slide into the gap between the conveyor belts.
To transfer these products safely from belt to belt, the deflection radii of the conveyor belts and the gap between the belts must be kept as small as possible.
In this interview, Lars Braun, igus® Industry Manager for the Packaging Industry, talks about the importance of value engineering for the packaging, food and beverage industries, and how this method influences product development at igus.
What exactly is value engineering? In short, value engineering is a structured method of thinking that is used to develop innovations or projects. The focus lies on keeping the value or benefit as high as possible, whilst using few resources.
Withstand high temperatures, strong vibrations and more.
Resistant to dirt
Can be used even in applications involving sand, swarf and dust.
Are corrosion-free and media-resistant for use under water.
Do not require external lubrication and are FDA-compliant.
Lighter than comparable guide rollers with metal
Different materials allow for an exact customisation to your application.
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