Composite Rollers replace steel cam followers.

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Quiet-running, self-lubricating Power-Core rollers work in demanding, load-bearing applications where noise, moisture, shock, temperature and rail wear present challenging operating environment. Roller includes long-wearing composite tire with stress-free crystalline structure that resists flattening from compression under static loads. Deformation resistance and internal elasticity provide vibration and shock dampening under dynamic loads.



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Tough, Precision-Engineered Roller Replaces Cam Follower To Provide Exceptional Performance Under Heavy Loads


Closter, NJ: Quiet-running, self-lubricating Intech Power-Core rollers are replacing traditional steel cam followers to provide calculated performance characteristics in demanding, load-bearing applications where noise, moisture, shock, temperature and extraordinary rail wear present a challenging operating environment.

An Intech cam follower replacement includes a long-wearing composite tire featuring a unique stress-free crystalline structure that is especially resistant to flattening from compression under static loads. High deformation resistance and internal elasticity also provide superior vibration and shock dampening under dynamic loads.

Intech cam followers utilize ball or roller bearings as the rolling elements. These allow a higher rolling speed than traditional needle bearings used in steel cam followers, and do not require periodic lubrication.

The use of roller bearings offers significant design flexibility. Standard shoulder bolts in a variety of lengths can be used for the shaft to create numerous mounting design possibilities. The replacement cam follower will fit in place of a standard metal cam follower.

Intech Power-Core engineers prepare custom load calculations to verify performance, optimize design or to develop alternative solutions for demanding applications where corrosion, noise, lubrication requirements, high speed, vibration, chemical exposure, shock and moisture create a difficult or hostile operating environment. The expected life of the cam follower expressed in the number of rolling cycles is calculated for the specific application. The Intech Power-Core precision machined composite tire is permanently affixed on the roller bearing within a specially developed thermal process. The resulting bond between the tire and the bearing offers excellent stability under load with no slippage even under high temperatures. The secure Intech cam follower assembly requires no retaining rings and offers low rolling resistance with high rolling accuracy.

Intech cam followers are available in a variety of construction materials and design configurations including stainless steel, shielded, sealed, and with specially lubricated bearings that are designed for use in clean rooms. Single or double bearings are configured, depending on load handling requirements.

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