Do conveyor belts have bearings?

A conveyor roller bearing is a specialized bearing that presses the ends of a conveyor belt roller, allowing the rollers to rotate smoothly. Normally, this conveyor belt moves materials along a food manufacturing or processing production line. Roller bearings are some of the most important components of support and tension rollers on conveyor belts. To allow conveyor belt rollers to operate under extreme conditions, such as transporting sand or rock for mining, NKE Austria GmbH has developed single-row deep groove ball bearings.

They have optimized performance capabilities and a longer lifespan compared to standard bearings, reducing the downtime of the entire conveyor system. Bearings and pick-up frames are commonly used on conveyor lines. They align the tracks of the conveyor belt and maintain the tension of the belt. Conveyor pick up bearings are made from a variety of materials, but are usually made of cast iron and feature a chrome-plated steel bearing.

The collection area, together with the correctly specified type of bearing, will help eliminate long-term maintenance problems related to the conveyor frame, spare belt and bearings. When the bearings get stuck, they in turn block the rollers, the conveyor belt is damaged and the risk of fire increases significantly. After extensive analysis, NKE has developed single-row deep groove ball bearings, especially for conveyor belt rollers that operate under extreme conditions. The main purposes of the support and tensioning rollers of a conveyor belt are to shape the belt, serve as a support element for the material to be transported, and reduce resistance to movement.

Despite relatively high levels of contamination, NKE roller bearings for conveyor belt rollers maintain their function even under heavy loads and without increasing friction torque.