Conveyor Return Roller

Fast and Safe Idler Replacement with new Conveyor Return Roller

04/26/2012 | Editor: Marcel Dröttboom

According to Martin Engineering, space limitations and access constraints are typically not an issue with the EVO Return Roller, as the idler roll can be serviced from one side of the conveyor.
According to Martin Engineering, space limitations and access constraints are typically not an issue with the EVO Return Roller, as the idler roll can be serviced from one side of the conveyor. (Picture: Martin Engineering)

In a move aimed at delivering superior rolling support for conveyer belts, a global leader in conveyor technology has introduced a new return roller. The new design is a track-mounted, pivoting, return-side idler that allows service and replacement from one side of the conveyor.

The EVO Return Roller’s track-mounted assembly utilizes 1-pin quick change functionality to make service fast and easy. As a result, the roll can be replaced by one person in much less time, with greatly minimized injury risk. Martin Engineering's EVO Return Rollers help improve safety and prevent injuries by minimizing suspension and heavy lifting, while reducing the time and resources needed for service or replacement. Space limitations and access constraints are typically not an issue, as the idler roll can be serviced from one side of the conveyor.

The return roller also features an integrated fine adjustment to completely square the belt. The roll itself is 1-piece, and the assembly includes a 3-piece adjustable hanger bracket and swivel/pivot component, which allows the roll to be swung away from its support prior to removing the entire assembly.

Return rollers can be employed anywhere there is belt sag on the return side of the conveyor, or in situations where there are seizing issues that require frequent roll replacement. They are well suited to high-angle conveyors with difficult access and confined-space applications. Fitting any belt size approx. 610 to 1830 millimetre (24 to 72 in) wide, the 3-piece hanger frame adjusts to accommodate the different belt widths. The universal bracket fits most major idler manufacturers’ designs, and the return roller conforms to the CEMA rating for idler belt speeds. Specific launch dates of this new product may vary slightly, depending on the country / region.

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