Flexible idler

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Flexible or catenary idler: Our specialty!

The rubber made flexible idler, also known as “Catenary idler” is installed in the carry side of a trough design conveyor belt. This idler replaces the three traditional steel rollers and being one idler instead of three its support is much simpler.

Rodillos flexibles en base

The design of the supports facilitates cleaning and improve idler performance.

The replacement of the idlers and the setting of the new ones is instantaneous, easily made by non-specialised operators. Due to the design of the hook the safety at the facility is improved.

The bearings (placed inside the hooks and outside the working area) are better protected against the inclement weather or the  ambient dust.

discos blancos y negrosThe idlers are marketed:

• Black discs : for all uses

• White discs : for food and soap industry

Characteristics

  • Excellent resistance to abrasion and corrosion
  • Don’ tear the belt
  • Guides the belt
  • Centers the charge
  • Regular adjustment of the belt
  • Self-aligning effect
  • Self-cleaning due to the discs movement
Rodillo flexible

Technical aspects: measures

The flexible idler’s measures are standardized starting from a belt width 400mm to belt width 1400mm, thereby making a stock possible and reducing delivery times.
The idlers from belt width 400mm to 800mm have an outer diameter of 76mm and the idlers from belt width 1000mm to 1400mm have an outer diameter of 90mm.

This second type of idler is mounted with 2 bearings inside each hook with a total of 4 bearings.

Please, ask us about the supports of the idlers in case of interest.

BANDA (mm) A B Ø S P R Nº DISCOS PESO (Kgs)
400 673 480 76 56 12 40 7 3.7
500 775 580 76 56 12 40 9 4.4
600 875 680 76 56 12 40 11 5.4
650 925 720 76 56 12 40 11 4.5
800 1081 880 76 56 12 40 13 5
BANDA (mm) A B Ø S Nº DISCOS PESO (Kgs)
1000 1370 1140 90 60 17 8.6
1200 1521 1300 90 60 19 9.2
1400 1680 1450 90 60 21 9.9