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In 2005, Krones faced a challenge with Variopac Pro, a fully automatic all-round packaging system: its performance had to be increased by 20 packs per minute. Hence, there was an urgent need for action during the deflection of the conveyor belts. Originally, metal rollers with needle roller bearings had been in use here, but they couldn't meet the higher performance requirements and were cost-intensive. Looking for an alternative, Krones Design Engineer Jürgen Werner came upon knife edge rollers from igus.
There is a series of processing steps from the beginning to the end of the belt. Around 1,400 iglidur rollers are used as smooth-running transport rollers for the complete guidance. Several technical advantages speak for themselves. "The belt is partly coated and oiled. Since the special plastic is insensitive, there is no wear and tear or damage due to scratches or other quality impairments. The surfaces present themselves in perfect condition", Günter Keller sums up.
Rollers made of iglidur materials are used in bottle filling and cleaning in various link roller guides. The highly automated and extremely fast-clocked processing steps are controlled by link roller tracks, in which wear-resistant polymer rollers made of iglidur materials run. These have to withstand the most aggressive cleaning chemicals as well as abrasive glass dust. Doing without lubrication and the long service life of the materials are also essential here.
Guide rollers for shading systems are often used in belt drives. They must be UV-resistant, durable and maintenance-free. A further critical aspect: silent and smooth operation. Plastic rollers made of iglidur can play to their strengths and are an ideal solution.
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We carry out tests so that you don't have to. Find out how our iglidur plastic products are tested in the industry's largest test laboratory. We also carry out individual customer tests here.
iglidur knife edge rollers are available from stock in different materials, and can be tailored to your application.