FS Series Conveyor Rollers FAQs
Q. Why should I consider the FS series roller?
Q. What causes frame wear?
Q. What is the axle stub made of?
Q. How long can I expect the FS series to last?
A. Our testing and field experience indicates that the FS series roller will actually last longer than a conventional roller because you don’t get the constant wear of metal to metal contact between the axle and frame.
Q. What is the weight capacity rating for the FS series roller?
A. The FS series is rated for 75 lbs. However, keep in mind that one roller never sees the complete load. For instance, a 100 lb. Box will usually rest on a minimum of 6 rollers so the effective weight that one roller will see is about 17 lbs.
Q. Is it safe for installers to walk on the FS series roller?
A. Yes. The axle stub is reinforced with a steel pin made of 1045 cold rolled steel, hardened to 40 R.C. The sheer strength of the pin exceeds 1,394 lbs. A 24” roller can support up to 850 lbs although the operating rating is 75 lbs. At 850 lbs the roller does not come out of the frame, the axle is just distorted to the point that the roller will not spin.
Q. Is the axle stub conductive?
Q. What if my frames are already showing wear?
Q. Noise is a problem in our facility. What kind of noise reduction can I expect from the FS series?
A. Because the FS series uses ABEC-1 precision bearings and there is no metal-to-metal contact, you can expect to drop your noise levels on average 3 to 5 decibels. However we have customers report drops of as much as 10 decibels.
Q. Will I pay a premium for a FS series roller?
A. No. The FS series roller offers you all of the advantages at a cost to you of no more than you would pay for a conventional roller with comparable bearings.