The stone industry plays a major role in any modern industrial society. You can find its products in private and public areas. Every paved courtyard in front of private houses or public buildings, every paved sidewalk is a reminder of our need for the stone industry. The processing of stone of all kinds, especially of marble, is a great challenge to the processing machines required, such as saw tables or high-performance bridge saws and their input devices. Overall, the stone industry is also inseparable from comprehensive conveyor technology, which also includes the use of conveyor and rollers. Not least, we should also mention the overall mining sector, which sets the highest standards for the quality and functionality of conveyors and all the rollers they have installed in them.
Products of the stone industry and their production problems
Our customer, a manufacturer of saw tables for the stone and wood industry, attaches great importance to the use of heavy-duty and low-wear polydirectional rollers. His customer processes stone and wood panels in heavy versions, which are cut to size on the saw table. When dealing with hard stone or wood on saw tables, a lot of dust is produced. The particular challenge in this project was not only to tackle the development of dust and dirt but also to achieve a smooth surface, as is desired when working with marble. In addition to cleaning, the supply of water required to clean the marble also causes the ambient air to be polluted with dirt particles.
Conveyor technology for the stone industry
When executing this order, an existing conveying system was completely renewed and fitted with a replaceable roller feed of polydirectional rollers. To process wood, polydirectional rollers of type ARS80.0, with housing and barrels made of polyamide (PA) were used. To cut the marble slabs we chose to install polydirectional rollers of type ARS80.1, with housing of polyamide and barrels of polyurethane (PUR). The two types used have a diameter of 80 mm and a maximum load capacity of 40 daN per polydirectional rollers.
Despite the considerable demands made on the conveyor rollers, we were able to use products from our standard range. Similarly, we were able to complete the entire conversion job immediately and without major delays, after the requested details were explained and coordinated by the technical department.
Potential new customers are happy to choose ROS RollenTechnik products, after we provide them with a test roller. They can then do a test run without a complete replacement of their conveyor system being necessary. Customers are impressed by the high quality of our polydirectional rollers, when they realize how their efficiency and production performance are increased. Our customers attach great importance to a reliable supplier, who is able to produce and supply even special versions within specified delivery times.
ROS RollenTechnik does not conclude any service agreements with its customers for maintenance of our rollers. For us, these rollers, and they include the polydirectional rollers in this project, are considered parts subject to wear and tear. In return, we offer our customers contracts for preventative warehousing and assured supply, in order to provide them with sufficient replacements for polydirectional rollers in any requested quantity. As such, we give the customer the possibility to exchange defective polydirectional rollers for new ones at short notice. As such, you can avoid unnecessary production losses due to downtimes because of defective rollers.
We provide comprehensive performance, which includes quotation, project management, procurement, a preventative warehousing contract with fixed quantities and delivery times for replacement rollers or polydirectional rollers. In addition, we create delivery programs, coordinate these with forwarding agents and provide our products to be delivered with special packaging to avoid damage in transit. All these services strengthen the trust and good will of our customers in both the quality of our products as well as in us ourselves as a supplier.