If you are in the process of having conveyor rollers installed in your factory or warehouse, you may be tempted to use plastic rollers because of their lower cost and the fact that they are lightweight. However, in almost all instances, you are better off choosing a stainless steel conveyor roller system. Here are some of the benefits that you can expect from choosing this material over other options.
The fact that steel is much heavier than plastic actually works to its advantage because it can be used to transport heavier items. While steel rollers are most often associated with food and pharmaceutical products, they can easily transport other things such as heavy machine parts or items that are naturally dirty in their production cycle.
A steel conveyor roller system is also an ideal option for transporting hazardous chemicals. The main reason for this is because, unlike plastic, steel is not a porous material so it is easy to clean afterward. Stainless steel is also highly resistant to chemical burns and spills so there is no danger of the rollers being damaged in the event of a spillage accident.
While steel rollers may cost more upfront, they will save you money in the long run because you do not have to replace them as often, if at all. Plastic rollers may break or become degraded over time. This is not so when steel rollers are used.
If you are interested in purchasing a steel roller conveyor system, contact Conveyor Systems & Engineering, Inc.