Link-Belt® belt conveyor idlers and components set the standard of excellence for bulk material handling throughout the world. We offer a full line of ball bearing idler products that meet or exceed CEMA B, C, D, and E specifications. Our ball bearing idlers feature advanced bearing technology for less rolling resistance than competing designs. Efficient bearing placement minimizes shaft deflection and extends bearing life. Moreover, the bearings are sealed for life, resulting in maintenance-free service. The new bearing technology also helps to ensure quality control in the manufacturing process and to extend roll life.
Link-Belt ball bearing idlers are radically different from competitive belt conveyor idlers because they incorporate an interference-fit pressed head design to maintain roll integrity. This head design eliminates welding and any of its associated problems (such as distortion, misalignment, or poor weld quality) and delivers very low total indicator runout (TIR) values compared to welded roll designs. Pressed heads, optimum bearing placement, accurate bearing alignment, and solid carbon steel shafting enable Link-Belt idler rolls to exceed CEMA load ratings.