STOP CONVEYOR SIDE FRAME DAMAGE
When a roller conveyor has been in use for several years, the side frame openings that receive and retain
the conveyor roller hexagonal shafts can become worn and distorted. The repetitive back and forth
actuation of the conveyor roller causes the shaft of the roller to twist back and forth in the shaft opening of
the side frame. Over a period of time, this twisting action can distort the
shape of the shaft opening and turn a hexagonal shaft opening into a circular
opening. At this point, the shaft is free to rotate or spin within the opening
creating noise, vibration, additional wear on the side frame and leads to the
premature failure of the side frame and other conveyor components.
Until now, the most common solution was to replace the side frame or worse
yet, completely replace the roller conveyor system due to the damaging
effects of vibration. This approach is expensive, inconvenient and creates
downtime for the conveyor system
The new and improved Shaftkeeper II® is a quick, easy and inexpensive way for reconditioning and repairing conveyor side frames to retain roller conveyor shafts without replacing the entire side frame.
Simply attach Shaftkeeper II® to the 7/16” hexagonal roller shaft
and tighten the set-screws against the conveyor side frame.
RECONDITION AND REPAIR
The Shaftkeeper II® will keep the roller from moving
and significantly reduce noise as well.
Shaftkeeper II® is patented and made of Brandonite®
high-performance composites, a durable
vibration-dampening material which allows the
shaft-capturing device to easily attach to the conveyor
roller shaft and securely hold the shaft to the side
frame. And, Shaftkeeper II® can be used on new
conveyors to prevent wear or allow for improperly sized
or shaped side frames and roller shafts to be used.