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Germantown, Maryland

Wed Jun 26 2019

New and Recovered Rollers

By Ames Direct

New manufacture

Whether you require small or large quantities, you can depend on Ames Direct. By manufacturing new custom rollers, you benefit from:

  • Ability to design your machine knowing we can customise rollers to fit (we can provide you with proprietary parts);
  • Manufacture is kept local to support the economy, rather than sent overseas;
  • Fast and efficient leadtime.


This is a common, effective solution that retains the original shaft of the roller, and we will remove worn or damaged coating, and refurbish to ‘as new’ condition. Benefits include:

  • Reduce costs (only roller material replaced);
  • Reduce outlay (smaller quantities economical);
  • Improve performance (we can actually make a recovered roller better than new by altering the compound);
  • Decrease capital expenditure (keep ageing machines operating).


We serve a vast range of industries with our specialised roller and component
manufacture including:

  • Packaging
  • Bottling
  • Food & Beverage
  • Labelling
  • Mining
  • Electronics
  • Mail handling
  • Ticketing
  • Transport
  • Marine
  • Materials Handling
  • Printing
  • General engineering
  • Air
  • Utility companies
  • Banking
  • Racing & Wagering
  • Medical
  • Plastic Card manufacture
  • General Production Lines
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • And more …


The vast array of situations requires a range of materials to be available, and we have a large quantity of different material types.

  • Polyurethane in all hardnesses from 30a to 93a duro. A superior replacement to rubber with excellent abrasion resistance and outstanding durability.
  • Rubbers in many different hardnesses and types, such as EPDM, Nitrile, NBR, natural and foam.
  • Silicone for exceptional temperature applications (-80°C to +260°C).
  • Engineered plastics such as nylon, acetal, and UHMWPE for applications requiring a harder product.

Both hard and softer materials can be machined to exacting tolerances, in any shape
or form. Roller shafts range from stainless and mild steel to self-lubricating plastics such as cast nylons, acetals and UHMWPE.

Roller types

It is important to have a clear understanding of the purpose of each roller in any situation. By having Ames inspect an application, a recommendation can be given. We manufacture all types of rollers.

Types include:

  • Drive Rollers
  • Feed Rollers
  • Multi-tyred rollers
  • Retard rollers
  • Idler Rollers
  • Cable Rollers
  • Guide Rollers
  • Applicator Rollers
  • Profile Rollers
  • Wheels