Emerson Bearing, a Boston-based bearing company and sister company of Action Bearing, expanded its bearing line of motion transmission components known as track rollers.
Track rollers, 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 range of similar material handling systems. Among their many applications, track rollers can be found in robotic welders, assembly and paint line conveying systems, automated storage and retrieval systems, and fracking equipment.
Regardless of the material or machine, Emerson Bearing says 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.
Track rollers are available with 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, according to Emerson Bearing.
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 such as urethane and nylon, specialty plating and specialty seals and lubricants. Emerson Bearing track rollers can operate in temperatures from minus 30 to 225 degrees. Special seals and lubrication provisions allow for operations from minus 40 to 325 degrees.
“Track rollers are specifically designed to handle applications with a combination of axial and radial loads,” says 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.”
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