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Mink conveyor brush rollers – the “flexible” alternative to conventional conveyor roller solutions.
There are increased demands on surface quality whether in the furniture industry or in the sheet metal sector. Conventional steel conveyor rollers often lead to scratching on steel, wood or glass surfaces and can increase scrap rates.
Scrap due to surface damage – how high is the percentage loss in your company?
Often everything possible is done to optimize the production process. The aim is to reduce scrap rates. The search for the causes of surface damage often lands up in the area of internal storage and handling.
Roller conveyor lines with either rubber or steel rollers can be found in almost all industrial sectors. End users know too well the problems a solid roller surface can cause. The Mink conveyor rollers combine many advantages in one and help to reduce damage.
When you compare the surface characteristics of conventional rollers with a brush roller you can see clearly that swarf and other debris can fall amongst the bristles without sticking to the surface, causing the goods being conveyed to be scratched.
Reduction of noise to a minimum is a further advantage of the bristled conveyor roller. The working environment can be improved considerably, for example in areas where heavy steel profiles are being transported.
Other health and safety improvements can be achieved as the flexible bristles reduce the risk of finger traps between rollers.
If products are being stacked conveyor brush rollers suit this application well. As the flexible bristle tips glide under goods there is no damage or marking caused.
The power required to drive brush rollers can also be reduced as friction caused by the bristle tips is much less than that with a solid roller in plastic or steel. Light plastic bearings can also be used.
In most cases the existing shaft construction can be used for the brush conveyor rollers which are simply pushed on.
The application in question will affect the design of your brush roller. For example to avoid static build-up natural bristles can be used. For light goods small diameter bristles are used and for heavy goods large diameter bristles are used. Through varying the brush area a flange can be created and with a spiral bristle pattern goods can be sent in a particular direction.
Mink conveyor brush rollers are often an alternative with additional advantages.