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Materials used by Ames Direct in their roller manufacturing processes.

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Ames Direct is a specialist supplier of rollers direct to industry. Customers benefit from Ames’ experience in the industry, and commitment to ongoing development of new and innovative procedures,  techniques and materials.

The vast array of applications for the manufactured rollers requires a range of materials to be available to suit customers’ needs.  Some of the materials available from Ames Direct include: 

  • Polyurethane in all hardnesses from 30a to 93a duro. A superior replacement to rubber with excellent abrasion resistance and outstanding durability.
  • Rubbers in many different hardnesses and types, such as EPDM, Nitrile, NBR, natural and foam.
  • Silicone for exceptional temperature applications (-80°C to +260°C).
  • Engineered plastics such as nylon, acetal, and UHMWPE for applications requiring a harder product.
Both hard and softer materials can be machined to exacting tolerances, in any shape or form. Roller shafts range from stainless and mild steel to self-lubricating plastics such as cast nylons, acetals and UHMWPE.

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