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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.

Recover/Refurbish

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).

Industries

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 …

Materials

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