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Roller identification

Roller identification

Roller identification

I have some very old product literature of a roller that would be perfect for a current application. Do any of you recognize this? I'm trying to find a supplier but I'm having no luck googling it. If you know who makes it or something like it I'd appreciate some direction.

RE: Roller identification

Hi Scoutb59,
I have seen these type of rollers used in plants manufacturing wire rope and electrical cabling, but cannot offer details on a supplier for the complete roller.

If it is any help, Wellington Bearings in Melbourne Australia manufacture bearings (of various configurations) and do have a bearing in their range-54 mm outside diameter with a 5/8" (16 mm) hexagonal bore, this could be fitted into a solid machined roller that any good machine shop can manufacture.

RE: Roller identification

Thanks Ross0684,
The advantage of these were that they were fairly inexpensive since it was a thin shell casting with little machining. I have many sources for hex bore bearings but I'd have to machine the rollers from bar stock or spend a lot on foundry patterns. I'll keep digging for a while but it may come down to one of those options.

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