A manufacturer’s approach to pulley design, manufacturing, and proper application has a direct effect upon pulley reliability or potential pulley failure.
The malfunction of just one conveyor component can delay all material production. The reliability of each conveyor component is vital. The idler (a roll or series of rolls that support the belt) is one such component, and as idlers are present along the entire length of the conveyor, they demand close scrutiny.
Even though idler manufacturers may offer a “so-called” sealed-for-life tapered roller bearing idler, it is merely playing catch-up to the superior sealed ball bearing design. Here are five big reasons why the sealed ball bearing idler is a clear choice.