Rollers and Drive Wheels

Rollers and drive wheels are power transmission components that are used with conveyors, pulleys, and belt-driven equipment. Rollers are machined metal cylinders with a molded rubber coating. They rotate around a central axis and are often used with machines and equipment that incorporate a conveyor belt. Drive wheels are also used in industrial applications, but are secured to a shaft with a keyway or set screws. Like rollers, drive wheels require reliable rubber-to-metal bonding.

The Rubber Group provides rubber rollers and drive wheels for food production, agriculture, laminating, woodworking, and many other applications. Our solutions range from low-cost, tube-fabricated wheels and rollers to molded products for heavy-duty, high-performance applications. All our rubber drive wheels and rollers are precision ground to the concentricity and total indicator reading (TIR) that you require. Learn more about our roller and drive wheel products, including some commonly used materials.

Roller and Drive Wheel Products

The Rubber Group provides rollers and drive wheels in many different types and sizes. We can cover the substrates that you provide, or supply complete assemblies with cores and hubs. Typically, these cores are made of aluminum, cast iron, or steel.

Types of rubber rollers include:

  • Coating rollers
  • Conveyor rollers
  • Mechanical rollers
  • Packaging rollers
  • Pelletizing rollers

Types of drive wheel include:

  • Non-marking rubber wheels
  • Hard rubber drive wheels
  • Soft rubber drive wheels
  • Pneumatic wheels

Roller and Drive Wheel Materials

The Rubber Group molds rubber rollers and drive wheels from natural rubber and synthetic elastomers. We stock many materials in-house and can provide custom compounds. Rubber roller coatings include:

  • Natural rubber
  • EPDM
  • Silicone
  • EPDM/silicone blends
  • Nitrile
  • Neoprene
  • Nylon
  • Viton™
  • Urethane

We can also provide FDA approved coverings and anti-static blends.

Molded Rubber and Rubber-to-Metal Bonding

The Rubber Group specializes in rubber-to-metal bonding for roller and drive wheel manufacturing. To request a quote or for more information, please contact us.