The modern market dictates the delivery of quality products. This means customers don’t want damaged goods, especially metals, which are considered a critical architectural component in many buildings and product designs. As a result, surface quality is a key concern among many manufacturers.
Historically, manufacturers, like aluminum extruders, used carbon graphite rollers on handling systems due to their ability to handle high temperatures. Unfortunately, graphite scratches the final product and leaves graphite deposits and ghosting marks. Although graphite’s upfront costs are low, the long-term costs are substantial if you’re scrapping the final product due to damage and remanufacturing it.
Albarrie’s Defender™ Series Heat Felts is a high-performance alternative to carbon graphite rollers. They are engineered to resist high operating temperatures and protect aluminum and other soft metals, glass, and steel products’ surface finish during manufacture.
Defender™ Series Heat Felts include an assortment of conveyor rollers, conveyor roller covers, conveyor slat & beam covers (pads and boards), endless conveyor belts, spacer bar sleeves, and heat protective tape. Albarrie manufactures them using high-temperature nonwoven technical fabrics, including Kevlar®, Nomex®, and PBO. We also offer a Polyester option when the temperature isn’t a concern.
We understand that every handling system is different and designed to handle the type of products your company regularly manufactures. Therefore, we consult with you on your process, temperature ranges, load requirements, and machine specifications to determine the most suitable and efficient Defender™ Series Heat Felts for your handling system.