Rollers are used in the printing industry to wrap papers and help printing machines. In the pressing lines, rollers are effective for fast production with high rotating speeds. Therefore, the industry requires effective and stable rollers. Rollers are most often used in the printing industry, conveyor belts, packaging lines.
In the printing industry, seconds are very important. Thousands of papers or printed paper products are manufactured in several seconds. Therefore, roller becomes crucial for the printing industry. In case of any operational malfunction of rollers, the whole production stops and the process becomes time and money-consuming over seconds.
Rollers are also used in the conveyor belts as conveyor rollers for different industries. The strength and stability of the rollers must be taken into account for the conveyor belts and rollers must be designed to work with long operational life.
Filament Winding Manufacturing
Filament winding technology enables high-quality roller manufacturing due to the cylindrical geometry of the roller. If the fibers on the roller are placed appropriately, the mechanical properties of the roller become superior. It is important to provide the required strength and conditions for the roller because the whole printing process depends on the rollers for printing machines.
Automated filament winders offer more effective products compared to the hand-lay up process because of the placement. Therefore, the computer-controlled manufacturing process for the rollers affects product quality and also production times considerably.
Carbon Fiber Roller Benefits
Carbon fiber is the key solution for the industry as it is a suitable and great option for rollers. Material characteristics and manufacturing methods are suitable for the operational requirements. Carbon fiber composite rollers are able to achieve high rotational speeds easily with low inertia because of the low weight. For this reason, It is also effective for energy consumption. With an over %40 lower weight compared to aluminum, it helps to increase production costs with higher production times. Summary and more advantages of the carbon fiber can be listed:
o Decreased energy consumption
o Decreased rotational inertia
o Increased efficiency and line speeds
o Increased rotational speed and production speed
High mechanical properties:
o Less deflection
o Longer bearing life and less maintenance
o Higher vibrational stability and product quality