Maintenance-free roller for conveyor chains
Due to the increasingly complex technical aspects for the production of vehicles, it is necessary to keep the running costs as low as possible for service and maintenance. Especially in the case of hard to reach track rollers for conveyor chains in drying facilities in the automotive industry, to achieve long running life, regular re-lubrication is mandatory due to high temperatures. The goal of the project that was carried out, aimed to further develop the roller to a maintenance-free operation role in compliance with the specified operating life.
Through the use of friction-optimized, self-lubricating and temperature-resistant plastic snap cages, the time consuming regular re-lubrication of the rollers can be omitted. The material chosen for the cage is a mechanically high durable thermoplastic filled with graphite which emits small amounts of lubricant in tribological contact and allows for life-long roller lubrication.
- consistent durability
- maintenance-free of track rollers
- reduced maintenance costs