YB Components are happy to supply Rotafrix Friction Wheels, Rotafrix Friction Rings and Rotafrix Guide Wheels to users in the UK
ROTAFRIX® friction rings and friction wheels are particularly well-suited to use in drum drives. This special type of rubber rolling contact drive is used in many areas of mechanical engineering as an economical form of drive, for example for tube mills and ball mills. Rubber rolling contact drives are economical and efficient, of simple construction, low-noise and maintenance-free. They are widely used by machinery and tool manufacturers, in conveying technology and for drum drives.
Rotafrix Friction Wheels
The best-known examples of friction-locking power transmission are the vehicle tire/road and wheel/rail systems. The circumferential force required for propulsion is transmitted by the ROTAFRIX® friction wheel to the rail by friction locking. The transmissible frictional force is a function of the wheel load and the coefficient of friction between the wheel and rail. The operation of a rubber rolling contact drive is significantly affected by the correct installation of the rolling contact gears.
ROTAFRIX® friction wheels consist of a rubber compound and a metal hub.
Rotafrix Friction Rings
ROTAFRIX® friction rings are the result of many years’ experience in the field of drive technology. With their special elastomer materials, they offer optimal properties for high-performance rolling-contact drives with high transmission capacities.
ROTAFRIX® friction rings consist of a contact face, a base layer and a strength member.
The properties of the surface layer are matched to the special requirements imposed on it. A choice of two abrasion-resistant compounds is therefore available:
Natural rubber basis
Hardness 73 Shore A
Permissible ambient temperature -30 °C to +70 °C, from 30 °C with reduced contact force
Polychloroprene rubber basis
Hardness 83 Shore A
Permissible ambient temperature -30 °C to +90 °C, from 50 °C with reduced contact force
Largely resistant to many technical oils and greases