Maintenance-free knife edge rollers expand the igus online shop range

iglidur rollers with predictable service life ensure product transport in food technology.

igus has expanded its online shop to include the range of iglidur rollers made from polymers. Included in the new range are knife edge rollers made of the blue material iglidur A250. The new tribo-polymer is particularly characterised by its wear resistance at high belt speeds and fulfils the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and EU10/2011 regulations.

A decade ago, a long service life, low wear and chemical resistance under cleaning conditions were the decisive factors for the development of the igus knife edge rollers in the beverage industry. Today, they are not only used in beverage technology, but also in food and packaging systems. The rollers ensure that conveyor belts are guided, even at high speed over knife edge transitions that are limited in installation space. In this way, the products are transferred safely from one conveyor to the other.

However, it is not only the safety of increasingly automated production that is in demand; all machine and systems components must also meet the requirements for hygiene and cleanliness. Therefore, igus has developed five materials for knife edge rollers for different application scenarios. All products are designed to help the user to save costs, reduce maintenance and increase the service life of their system.

The range of lubrication-free knife edge rollers is also offered by igus in its online shop. For special dimensions, the user can make use of the Tribo-Cut CNC service from igus, resort to the product range of bar stock or even special dimensions in injection moulding.

The rollers made of iglidue A250 only require a low-drive power, due to a minimisation of coefficient of friction. The colour of blue is also optically detectable. All iglidur knife edge rollers from igus are free from external lubrication, so they are insensitive to dust and dirt and easy to clean.