Calgary, Alberta-Composite part developer Resin Systems Inc. has revealed that its previously announced exclusive agreement to supply VRoll composite tubes is with FMC Technologies. The FMC Material Handling Solutions business will use RSI's VRoll, based on its proprietary Version polyurethane material, in its new line of Link-Belt composite conveyor idler rolls.
These idler rolls "have great potential in the global material handling market," since VRoll tubes are stronger, lighter and more durable than the steel tubes used in traditional roller assemblies, said RSI. This makes them ideal for use in corrosive, low temperature or abrasive industrial environments such as in coal, aggregates, iron ore, copper, potash and salt mines.
"This agreement compliments and strengthens our commitment to advanced conveying technology," said Robert Campbell, general manager of FMC Technologies' Material Handling Solutions, in RSI's announcment.
Using the VRoll composite tubes, will give FMC's Link Belt product "significantly longer roll life, reduced energy requirements and lower replacement costs than standard steel rolls," Campbell added.
"This important agreement kick starts our next innovation - VRoll," said Paul Giannelia, president and chief executive officer of RSI, in the company statement. "FMC Technologies' proven history in the global bulk material handling arena makes them the ideal company to take VRoll to market quickly."
Deliveries to FMC Technologies are expected to begin in the first half of 2007. FMC's Material Handling Solutions unit is headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi. The operation makes the Link-Belt and Syntron brands of material-handling equipment and sells it globally. "