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High-rotation return rollers, Guide flange

These return rollers use an engineering plastic having low resistance to the shaft on the inner circumference.

Use the high rotational speed return roller as a support on the upper surface of the chain at the conveyor return side.
Roller rotation reduces sliding resistance and reduces scratches on the top surface of the chain.
Engineering plastic materials with small resistance to the shaft are used on the inner circumference, and soft materials with large resistance to the chain are used on the outer circumference, making them extremely rotatable.It is also effective for preventing scratches on the top surface of the chain and for softening noise on the conveyor return side.

High-rotation return rollers, Guide flange

1.High-rotation return rollers

High-rotation return rollers

High-rotation return rollers picture
  • Material: Polyamide
  • Outer surface material: High-friction polyamide
  • For dry conditions only
  • This is a made to order item.
  • Should not be used under wet conditions.
  • For use at chain speeds of less than 50 meters/minute.
Model No. Shaft diameter Applicable Guide Flange
TP-IR60 φ14.5 TP-GF70
Rubber Return Rollers picture
  • Material: Polyamide
  • Outer surface material: Olefin-based elastomer
  • This is a made to order item.
  • Chain speed under dry conditions: 50 m/min or less.
  • Chain speed when wet conditions are used: 100 m/min or less.
  • Contact a Tsubaki representative for sizes other than the above this product.
Return roller
Model No.
Shft bore diameter Applicable Guide Flange
TP-RR61544-RB 15.5 TP-DP615
TP-RR62032-RB 20.5 TP-DP620
TP-RR62044-RB 20.5 TP-DP620

Model No.: TP-IR18

TP-IR18 picture
  • Material: Polyamide, High-friction polyamide
  • For dry conditions
  • This is a made to order item.
  • Should not be used under wet conditions.
  • For use with BTC4-500-M

2. Split-Hub Return Roller

No flange

High-rotation Split-Hub Return Roller (no guide flange) picture
Model No. Shaft diameter Equivalent to MB
TP-C121963RNT-RR φ15.5 MB613-615342-RR
TP-C121966RNT-RR φ20.5 MB613-615372-RR

With flange

High-rotation Split-Hub Return Roller (with guide flange) picture
  • Material: Polyamide
  • Outer surface material: Thermoplastic rubber
  • Standard product
  • Operating temperature: -20 to 60°C
  • Suitable for wide top chain.
Model No. Shaft diameter Equivalent to MB
TP-C121967RNFT-RR φ15.5 MB614-615382-RR
TP-C121970RNFT-RR φ20.5 MB614-615412-RR

3. Guide Flange (For TP-IR60)

Model No.: TP-GF70

Guide Flange (For TP-IR60) picture
  • Material: Antistatic polyacetal
  • For use with TP-IR60.

This is a made to order item.

Return roller installation examples

Disc Plates/Guide Flange

Return roller installation examples1

2 return rollers and spacers

Return roller installation examples2

Split-Hub Return Roller (with flange)

Return roller installation examples3

When the direction of travel between two strands of chain is backward, or their speeds are different

Return roller installation examples4
  • Use PVC pipe or similar material instead of the spacer shown above to adjust the distance between return rollers when the plate width is greater than 83mm.
  • Return rollers for stainless steel top chain will not rotate when combined with plastic chain, and may cause uneven wear of top plate surfaces.
  • See illustration below for wide width Top Chain. Return roller installation examples4 Notice: Curved frame end sections should not be in the inner side of the guide width.