UHMW Tail Drum Idlers

Plastics offer innovative solutions but often not in obvious places. In the sawmill industry, long link drag chain usually rolls over fabricated metal drum idlers. The problem is the metal wears against the chain and is also very noisy. For over 20 years Redwood Plastics has been supplying a solution made from natural-white UHMW. The UHMW is slick and strong, allowing the chain to glide over the drum with no wear, reduces noise and also does not require a bearing. An added advantage of the UHMW material is its slickness compared to metal means the chain will glide over the drums even if they seize.

You can see a video of a drum in application here:


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Since 1971 Redwood Plastics and Rubber has worked directly with customers to find solutions for a variety of problems including shock, abrasion, noise, wear, & friction. In partnership with our manufacturing divisions, Redwood Plastics and Rubber molds, machines, and fabricates a wide-range of high quality, custom components. Our dedication to ethical and respectful interaction with our customers, suppliers and each other is the key to our long standing relationships. Relationships that are enabled by the pride, enthusiasm and commitment of each member of our organization.

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