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What is the difference between conveyor rollers with plastic bearing bases and conveyor rollers with sheet steel bearing bases?


Idlers are an important part of conveyor systems and are used to move the transported goods. They are usually made of metal and consist of a roller and a bearing. However, the storage floors can be made of different materials, such as plastic or sheet steel. 

Plastic storage floors are usually made of polyamide or polypropylene. They are characterized by their high corrosion resistance and are therefore particularly suitable for use in damp environments. They are also lighter than sheet steel storage floors and are therefore easier to assemble. However, plastic storage floors also have their limitations and are not suitable for use in areas with heavy loads.

Sheet steel storage floors are made of sheet steel and are characterized by their robustness and resilience. They are particularly suitable for use in heavily stressed areas, such as in heavy industry. Sheet steel storage floors have a higher load-bearing capacity than plastic storage floors and can therefore also transport heavier loads.

The most obvious difference between conveyor rollers with plastic bearing bases and conveyor rollers with sheet steel bearing bases is the material of the bearing bases. Plastic storage floors are lighter than sheet steel storage floors and are therefore easier to assemble. In addition, they are more resistant to corrosion and can therefore also be used in humid environments. Conveyor rollers with sheet steel bearing floors, on the other hand, are more robust and can carry higher loads. They are therefore particularly suitable for use in industrial applications where heavy loads have to be transported. 

Another difference is the type of reel body. Idlers with plastic bearing bases can have a plastic roller body, while idlers with sheet steel bearing bases often have a roller body made of galvanized steel. This makes them even more stable and resistant to mechanical loads. Which variant you choose depends on various factors: the intended use, the goods to be transported and the environmental conditions on site. In any case, the right bearings should be selected - because this is the only way to guarantee smooth operation and a long service life. Irrespective of this, modern conveyor roller systems today offer numerous advantages: they enable fast assembly times thanks to pre-assembled components, they ensure less wear and tear thanks to optimized materials, and last but not least they also reduce energy costs thanks to their high efficiency when transporting goods on conveyor systems of all kinds. 

The FMG conveyor rollers with plastic and sheet steel bearing floors are characterized by optimal properties for your conveyor system in the general cargo area and do not differ in quality. We are pleased to be able to offer you solutions specially tailored to your needs so that you can use the full potential of our FMG Förderelemente Mecklenburg GmbH Carrying rollers with plastic and sheet steel bearing floors can be used for your conveyor system. We would be happy to help you find the optimal solution from our entire product portfolio of standard variants and individually manufactured rollers and to answer any further questions you may have.


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