For competitive reasons, every modern industrial company faces the challenge of taking measures to rationalize and automate. As such, it often happens that various parts and individual components have to be conveyed over long distances both in a linear direction as well as along curved sections. This is where rollers play a very useful role in all kinds of designs and surface coatings. If it is necessary to convey along curved sections, this is possible for virtually any desired curve radius by using tapered rollers.
Special features of conveyor technology in furniture production
Large corporations, which are involved in the manufacturing of machinery for wood processing to produce furniture of all kinds, often work for globally based customers. Their wood processing machines, which also require feeders with rollers to work properly, are sold worldwide. With these wood processing machines, trouble-free feeding of the wood parts to be conveyed using suitable rollers is essential. The rollers not only have to satisfy the required high-performance production sufficiently, but are also subject to higher rotational speeds. The short processing times for the wood parts require high cutting speeds, which are associated with rapid feed movements through the rollers. The rollers also have to function trouble-free even in tough continuous operation for longer periods.
The particular challenge with applications of this kind is in the variety of wood elements to be processed. It often happens that these wood elements have significant differences in dimension in terms of width and length. This means different feed and discharge devices are required. To make matters worse, the wood parts to be conveyed often have a very smooth surface, which makes the conveyed goods more sensitive on the one hand, while reducing the grip needed to convey it on the other. All these uncertainty factors have to be properly managed by properly designing the rollers, which often also includes a special coating.
Rollers of conveyor technology in the furniture industry
Every fitted kitchen in homes includes a worktop and cabinets of various types with flat fitted sections as well as various shelves. It is quite obvious that the production and processing of these wooden parts is a challenge both for the quality of the wood processing machine as well as for the carrier roller feed-in to a great extent.
Sometimes an existing conveyor system has to be partially replaced. However, a simple replacement of the rollers is often sufficient.
If rollers have to be replaced, rollers with plastic bases and precision deep groove ball bearings are often the suitable replacement option. These also enable the rollers to withstand higher speeds thanks to their capacity to move freely. If the rollers are then covered with PVC tubing, with the appropriate Shore hardness, this will ensure the conveyed items are effectively protected and conveyed efficiently. The drive for the rollers is via round belts while adjusting the length of the PVC tubing.
Rational and timely order processing
If rollers need to be replaced, for cost reasons we always endeavor to choose the replacement version from our standard range for the relevant purpose. This is almost always possible, as we can access an extensive range of standard products for many special cases that occur.
We can also normally meet specific customer requests after replacing rollers very promptly and at short notice. Often only a short test run is required under operational conditions.
We do not provide service contracts for the maintenance of conveyor equipment, as the conveyor rollers should be regarded as an element subject to wear and tear. In return, we offer our customers contracts to secure volume supplies of rollers. This means that in any case short-term replacement of rollers is possible in the event of any disruptions that may occur.
Our customer appreciate our products very much, as our high-performance rollers make a significant contribution to increasing their efficiency. Also, our customers do not have to replace their entire system, which is associated with a lower cost for them. We supply our customers with our high-performance rollers in the optimum size for their particular system. We take on the construction and development for them and thus ensure they will always receive high-quality products. We provide our customers with all of our development potential from quotation, project management, procurement, and contract drafting, thus ensuring a reliable and smooth operation for our customers on site, thanks to our fixed, predictable order quantities.
ROS RollenTechnik provides its customers with a comprehensive delivery service, which is backed up by our extensive warehousing of the most common and frequently occurring sizes of rollers. Our delivery service includes delivery schedules, shipping, and special packaging to help avoid possible transport damage. All our preventative measures mean our customers are exceptionally satisfied with us, as we always endeavor to completely avoid production losses due to machine downtimes or at least to reduce them to a manageable minimum. Our optimum service and reliability guarantee our customers a low rate of losses due to unnecessary production downtimes.