Cast Urethane Rollers
Custom Polyurethane Rollers For Your Applications
PSI’s standard and custom made urethane formulations are wear and generally cut-resistant, can carry up to four times higher load than rubber, and stand up to harsh environments. That makes PSI’s urethane rollers the perfect solution for high-stress applications, such as load wheels, conveyors, and pulleys.
Recover Your Existing Metal Cores
In addition to manufacturing new wheels/rollers, we also have the ability to recover your existing metal cores. No matter what material you currently have on your rollers, we've got you covered. All you need to do is give us a durometer(hardness) and what profile you need. Let PSI show you how we can offer you substantial savings by not having to replace your cores.
Our staff can assist you with urethane roller formulation selection in order to maximize their longevity and productivity.
Cast Urethane & Polyurethane Roller Specs
- 25 Shore OO
- 40 Shore OO
- 50 Shore OO
- 70 Shore OO
- 20 Shore A to 90 Shore A
- 50 Shore D to 70 Shore D
Here is a list of our standard durometer specifications and our technical brief, to assist you with choosing the correct material.
DUROMETER REFERENCE CALCULATOR
For reference, this hardness is as soft as a Gel Shoe Insole
For reference, this hardness is as soft as a Rubber Band
For reference, this hardness is as soft as a Pencil Eraser
For reference, this hardness is as soft as a Tire Tread
For reference, this hardness is as soft as a Shopping Cart Wheel
For reference, this hardness is as soft as a Hard Hat
Application Specific Formulations
Benefits of Polyurethane Rollers
- Marring of products - Polyurethane with pigment or in its natural state, does not mar nor damage any material it comes into contact with. However, rubber has carbon added to it and when it comes into contact with products, it can leave black marks on them. Additionally, metal is very hard and will not only mar objects, but it can also damage them.
- Chemical/Water Resistance - Polyurethane outperforms rubber in applications that are either submerged or exposed to wet environments for a long period of time, where rubber would rot over time or metal may corrode.
- Abrasion Resistance - Polyurethane has excellent abrasion and wear resistance properties, resulting in fewer instances of needing replaced. In instances where rollers experience a great deal of abrasion from combining dynamic loads and high friction, polyurethane surpasses natural rubber. For these reasons, urethane is best for conveyor, driving and printing rollers.
- Low Permanent Set - Rebound is essential for printing, driving and coveyor rollers. Polyurethane can be manufactured to handle your heavy items and not take a set.
- Tensile Strength & Elongation- Polyurethane has the ability to handle more pounds per square inch than rubber without rupturing and breaking apart. This is especially beneficial for driving and conveyor rollers when systems are running fast and carrying a great deal of weight.
- Wide range of formulations/durometers - Polyurethane can be manufactured to your specific requirements. Whether you need FDA approved wet or dry formulations or specific durometers for grip or strength, urethane can be formulated to give you the best wear for your specific application.
- Wide range of colors available - Our polyurethane rollers come in a wide range of colors to suit your specific application and requirements. Black and Red are recommended for applications that require UV resistance. Custom colors can be produced upon request for a large volume order.
What Are Types of Urethane Rollers?
Polyurethane has excellent bonding abilities. Our high quality bonding agent allows for a superior bond, especially to metal cores. Various other materials may be substituted for cores, however will vary depending on size, shape and type of substrate. Some rollers are 100% urethane, called sleeves and are slipped over a core or have bearings popped into the ends.
PSI produces a wide range of polyurethane roller and polyurethane roller covering types including:
- Step and Plunge Rollers
- Flat Taper Rollers
- Chevron Rollers
- Multiple Crown Rollers
- Hourglass Rollers
- Conveyor Rollers
- Drive Rollers/Wheels
- Nip Rollers
- Idler Rollers
- Feed Rollers
- Wringer Rollers
- Custom Shaped Urethane Rollers
Call PSI for a Custom Quote
Call one of our experienced application engineers today at (800) 888-5156 to learn more about urethane rollers or request a quote for your custom urethane project online at any time. If possible, please also have available the intended roller load weight, speed, and any environmental elements that may need to be considered as well (like corrosive or abrasive elements).
Custom Urethane Rollers Gallery
Custom polyurethane rollers are made from tough, premium grade urethane, provide reliable performance and are the perfect solution for high-stress applications. Learn more about custom polyurethane rollers.
Industries That Can Use Cast Urethane Rollers
Many industries rely on urethane rollers for their needs. Urethane rollers or wheels are also the choice for woodworking machinery, newspapers and commercial presses, mailroom equipment, metal trades, plastics fabrication, specialty manufacturing, material handling, and medical equipment.
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Contact us today to learn how we can meet your project’s requirements.