Morris, Minnesota - Conveyor belt and accessories manufacturer Superior Industries says its new Urathon Return Roll, made from 87A durometer urethane, sheds sticky material, ensuring smoother conveyor belt alignment and less belt damage.
Superior said it is ideal for use in the mining, aggregates and other bulk material handling industries. The company also claims Urathon return rollers offer up to three times the life of rubber disc-style idlers.
The Urathon's non-stick properties prevent build-up of wet and sticky material on the roller discs, leading to smoother operation, greater productivity and minimised belt damage, Superior said.
Material build-up is the leading cause of conveyor belt mistracking and damage. When excessive material accumulates, rollers can double in size, which can cause issues with belt alignment that lead to downtime.
Superior Industries is headquartered in Morris, Minnesota, and carries out manufacturing from two plants in Arizona and Georgia.