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Our customer needed to turn a large drum as it came out of a furnace. The original design consisted of steel rolls. Unfortunately, the co-efficient of friction between the steel drum and steel rolls was too low. As a result, the drums simply sat there.


Because of the elevated temperature, you could not simply cover the rolls with rubber. We reviewed the design to identify actual contact temperatures and maximum compression load.

We were then able to come up with a woven friction material that would withstand the severe environment and a method of attaching the material to the steel drive rolls. This came in the form of a two-part epoxy that was capable of surviving the elevated temperature.

If you have to handle hot materials, give us a call.