Emerson Bearing, a Boston, MA-based bearing company catering to niche markets nationwide and the sister company of Action Bearing which serves the New England market, has expanded their bearing line of motion transmission components known as Track Rollers.
Track rollers, which are also referred to as idler rollers, are motion transmission components designed to work with all varieties of tracks. They see use in conveyor systems, cam drives, and a wide range of similar material handling systems. Among its many applications, track rollers can be found in robotic welders, assembly and paint line conveying systems, automated storage and retrieval systems, and fracking equipment.
Critical to Track & Rail Operations
Regardless of the material or machine, these components play a critical role in track and rail operations. When selected, employed, and maintained properly, they facilitate system operations, allowing for greater speed and efficiency.
From automotive assembly, food and beverage production, and metal processing to pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, shipbuilding, and wood products – there are many industries employing track rollers.
Track rollers are available with outer ring running surfaces or cylindrical (or flat) outer ring running surfaces. While the ideal variety of track roller varies depending on intended use and application, the outer ring running surface is widely considered the gold standard.
Operating in Extreme Temperatures & Other Special Features
Emerson Bearing offers four configurations of track rollers: Plain O.D.; Flanged O.D.; V-Groove and U-Groove. Custom designs and special features for track rollers include Crowned profiles; Double-flange rollers; Non-metallic construction materials (e.g., urethane, nylon, etc.); Specialty plating (e.g., zinc, chrome, etc.); Specialty seals and lubricants; Operating temperatures ranging from -30–225 °F; and Special seals and lubrication provisions, which allow for operations in extreme temperature environments from -40–325 °F.
“Track rollers are specifically designed to handle applications with a combination of axial and radial loads,” explained Steve Katz, president of Emerson Bearing Boston. “It’s important to note that when selecting a track roller, there are several key factors to consider, including the type of load being moved, how the load will be applied, and the motion requirements and restrictions.”
Emerson Bearing serves 16 major markets and its team of experts can assist in the selection of the right track roller for its specific application and requirements.
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