How to recover worn idler pulleys

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How to recover worn idler pulleys

Idler pulleys are used in a transmission or conveyor system. They absorb the slack or movement on the return side of the belt and keep the belt taut. In most cases, it is very important to use idler pulleys in excellent condition to avoid premature wear of the belts and other system components.

In this article we will talk about what idler pulleys are and how to recover worn idler pulleys.

What is a return pulley

A idler pulley is a type of idler pulley that helps guide and redirect a moving belt or chain. While idler pulleys are typically used to support and tension a belt or chain, idler pulleys are designed to change the direction of the belt or chain. As a result, they are often used in conveyor systems, escalators and other applications where it is necessary to change the direction of a moving belt or chain.

In many cases, the deflection pulleys are mounted on bearings so that they can rotate freely. This allows the pulley to smoothly guide the belt or chain as it changes direction.

How to recover a worn idler pulley

If the idler pulleys on your machinery begin to show signs of wear, you may be wondering how to recover them. A modern technique uses a hot “melted” tungsten carbide-based coating, thanks to the Wolsisde® coating designed by Paganoni.

The result is a harder and more resistant pulley that can withstand the rigors of daily use. This can be an excellent way to extend the life of idler pulleys and avoid having to replace them frequently.

The advantages of recovering a worn idler pulley

The idler pulleys are an essential component of many machinery and mechanical systems and help guide and tension the belts, reduce vibrations and shocks and protect against wear. The return pulleys, however, can wear out over time due to friction and exposure to atmospheric agents and when this happens, they must be replaced.

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There are several advantages to recovering a worn pulley rather than replacing it. First, pulleys are often expensive, and recovering a worn one can save money. Secondly, recovering a worn pulley can be more environmentally friendly than buying a new one. Finally, recovered idler pulleys often last longer than new pulleys. For these reasons, it is often advantageous to recover a worn pulley rather than replace it.

Worn return pulley recovery service

If you have a worn idler pulley, don’t despair! There are professionals who can help you get your machinery back to working like new.

Paganoni has the experience and expertise to coat your pulleys with Woldside®, providing them with unbeatable protection against wear. Request more information today to find out how we can help you recover your worn idler pulleys.

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