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Wood Tech recognizes the importance of having the right feed roller
for the job. That's why we offer the industry's largest selection of feed
roller options. Whether it's steel, bonded or replaceable urethane rollers:
we've got the solutions you need !
system is integrally related to a moulder's, planer's or stock feeder's
performance and resulting surface quality. Wood that is fed smoothly and
evenly will improve finished product. Wood cannot properly be fed with
feed rollers that slip or jam.
feed rollers are available in a variety of tooth configurations, depending
on the application. Most steel rollers can be resharpened to extend their
life and enhance their performance.
We specialize in sharpening worn steel rollers. We also offer hardening
and hard chroming services for even more improved service. Wood Tech can
also custom fabricate special rollers to your specifications.
rollers are used where scant materials are used, or marring is an
issue. Rollers can either be bonded to a hub, or replaced on a reusable
hub system. Durometers of urethane tires represent the hardness of the
material. 60 is soft and 90 is hard. Urethane is color coded for easier
identification. Softer rollers provide better traction, but will wear
are some guidelines:
(Thru-Feed) 80 or 85 durometer
(Push-Feed) 85 or 90 durometer
Stock feeders (Rough stock) 70 durometer
Stock feeders (Smooth stock) 50 durometer
pressure of 30-50 PSI is recommended by most machine manufacturers.
Use only the pressure needed. More pressure is not always better!
machine alignment requires less pressure to feed the wood
rollers, like cutting tools, need to be sharp in order to do
steel rollers must be ground to the same diameter to feed properly.
This also alleviates wear-and-tear on the gear box drive.
that to the damage to your drive train from running different size tires
on your car!
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