Composite shaftless roller design for conveyor system

Wheatley, Greg, and Zaeimi, Mohammad (2021) Composite shaftless roller design for conveyor system. Periodica Polytechnica Mechanical Engineering, 65 (3). pp. 261-268.

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Improving the performance of idlers is paramount to the performance of the conveyor system in various industries since belt conveyors can be many kilometers in length and consequently there are a huge number of rollers in use. The key intention of this work is the development of a light-weight composite idler roller. Critical design considerations are strength-to-weight ratio and performance. Most importantly, the design must reduce the weight of the roller as compared to standard steel rollers. The final design provides a significant reduction in weight of about 47 % over that of traditional steel rollers of a similar size.

Item ID: 68721
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1587-379X
Keywords: shaftless roller, composite, conveyor system
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Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 00:47
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