Rubber covered rollers are everywhere and the lumber processing industry is no exception. Eventually the OEM rollers you have will have their surfaces wear or get damaged causing them to not convey materials properly, which can cause major production issues! To avoid costly downtime – what do you do? Firstly, hopefully you have spares so that your production doesn’t completely go down. Secondly, you need to get in touch with Redwood Plastics and Rubber, who is a plastics and rubber fabrication and distribution company in North America with a large roller division.
Redwood can offer anything from a “RE & RE” which involves stripping off the old rubber and building a cover with new rubber from the steel core up and can even offer brand new rollers – including getting the steel cores machined for you. They offer several finishes from machine ground to polished and can include options like various treads. You can learn more and download a brochure here.
So, you need a roller RE & RE…What do you have to do? First, contact Redwood Plastics and Rubber with your request. A representative will send you a one-page spec sheet to print, take some measurements, and email back. If you don’t know the type of rubber used on your roller, we would need a sample of the material mailed to us. Alternatively, you can simply ship us an old roller and we can take all the required measurements from it ourselves.
What’s important is crating: roller finishes are sensitive to damage and a crate is the only secure way to transport a rebuilt or new roller. If you do not send the roller crated, we will offer to build you one at a quoted price. Our quality and price is very competitive within the industry. We hope to hear from you soon regarding your roller requirements.