Permanent load in three shifts
We have developed plastic rollers made of iglidur materials for this purpose
For this beverage bottling line, Krones AG was looking for wear-resistant rollers that would ensure a functioning system in the long term. The rollers used so far could not withstand the high cycle rates and the work in three-shift operation. "Earlier the rollers in particular wore out too quickly, so that the customer had to overhaul the clamping star wheel relatively frequently [...]. Here there was an urgent need for action. We have now eliminated this weakness. " Jürgen Steimmer, Group Manager Labelling Technology, Krones AG
Krones AG found the solution in igus plastic rollers. They consist of a plastic sleeve made of the material iglidur J, which was provided with an outer jacket made of TPU. The iglidur material is characterised above all by its wear resistance. The outer jacket provides good grip on the outer component so that the bearing is always carried along. Accordingly, only the plastic sleeve made of iglidur J wears out. The service life could almost be doubled with the iglidur rollers.