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Conveyor Rollers 102: Information Required to Order Conveyor Rollers

Conveyor Rollers 102: Information Required to Order Conveyor Rollers

July 13, 2020

If you operate or utilize any kind of roller conveyor system in your facility, chances are you may be required to order replacement conveyor rollers every now and then. The trusty suppliers at Norpak Handling have the best range of conveyor rollers for your needs, providing a variety of different constructions and options to help you suit any application you require.


Before setting out ordering replacement conveyor rollers from Norpak, there are a few steps you should take note of.


Firstly, you should ascertain who you should be getting in touch with. The sales team at Norpak Handling is always ready to assist and answer any questions you may have. Perhaps you are uncertain about what type of roller you should be getting. Be ready to describe the system you are currently operating and the kind of application you are targeting.


If you’re already sure about the kind of replacement rollers you need, make sure you have the following information on hand to smoothen the ordering process:


  1. Roller part number
  2. Width between frames
  3. Roller diameter
  4. Wall thickness
  5. Axle size
  6. Sprocket size
  7. Belt diameter
  8. Bearing type
    1. There are two main bearing types to choose from:
      1. Precision: these bearings utilize hardened and ground balls, raceways, and ball retainers. They are typically both shielded and sealed. Choose this bearing type if your conveyor speed exceeds 400 RPM or if you are dealing with heavier loads.
      2. Non-Precision: these bearings feature hardened steel balls and raceways but not ball retainers. The outer race of this bearing can either be stamped of machined. This type of bearing is more suited for moderate conveyor speeds and loads.
    2. You can also acquire open, shielded, or sealed bearings.
  9. Whether it is pin retained or spring retained
    1. Pin retained: pin retained axles have holes drilled in each end for cotter pins or hog rings to fit into. The axles can also be drilled for further pressure lubrication of the bearings.
    2. Spring retained: axles of this type feature two upsets or “dimples” which allow the axle to be held in place between bearings. This type of axle is considered to be easy to insert and remove.


Again, there is a chance you may not have all of this information. If that is the case, do not hesitate to call Norpak Handling for assistance. Our team of experienced professionals will be able to help you troubleshoot your conveyor roller needs. Call us today for more information!

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