New Return Roller Delivers Easy Conveyor Idler Replacement


May 21, 2012

Neponset, IL] – In a move aimed at delivering superior rolling support for conveyer belts, a global leader in conveyor technology has introduced a new return roller. The new design is a track-mounted, pivoting, return-side idler that allows service and replacement from one side of the conveyor. The EVO® Return Roller’s track-mounted assembly utilizes 1-pin quick change functionality to make service fast and easy. As a result, the roll can be replaced by one person in less time, reducing the risk of injuries.

EVO® Return Rollers help improve safety and prevent injuries by minimizing suspension and heavy lifting, while reducing the time and resources needed for service or replacement. Space limitations and access constraints are typically not an issue, as the idler roll can be serviced from one side of the conveyor.

The return roller also features an integrated fine adjustment to completely square the belt. The roll itself is 1-piece, and the assembly includes a 3-piece adjustable hanger bracket and swivel/pivot component, which allows the roll to be swung away from its support prior to removing the entire assembly.

Return rollers can be employed anywhere there is belt sag on the return side of the conveyor, or in situations where there are seizing issues that require frequent roll replacement. They are well suited to high-angle conveyors with difficult access and confined-space applications. Fitting any belt size 24 in. – 72 in. wide, the 3-piece hanger frame adjusts to accommodate the different belt widths. The universal bracket fits most major idler manufacturers’ designs, and the return roller conforms to the CEMA rating for idler belt speeds. Specific launch dates of this new product may vary slightly, depending on the country / region.

Founded in 1944, Martin Engineering is the world leader in making bulk materials handling cleaner, safer and more productive. The firm is headquartered in Neponset, IL, offering manufacturing, sales and service from factory owned business units in Brazil, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, India, and the UK. For more information, visit or call (309) 852-2384. Global representatives for Martin Engineering can be found at

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