Roller Selection Guide
Choosing Your Roller
Ashland Conveyor can offer many different replacement rollers in a variety of combinations with material, gauge, shaft size, and between frame dimension. Many of our rollers also have the opportunity for upgraded bearings and product options including the addition of vinyl or polyurethane sleeve. Although Ashland Conveyor cannot meet all roller configurations, we have multiple choices to fit your application.
Scroll through this replacement roller guide to learn about Ashland Conveyor's roller models and how to choose the right roller for your application.
Our Roller Models
Ashland Conveyor's roller models are designated by an assortment of letters. Each letter combination correlates to tube diameter, gauge, and shaft size. Each letter combination will be followed by a number. This number is the between frame dimension of the roller.
Many of our rollers also have the option for an upgraded bearing or the addition of a vinyl or polyurethane sleeve which will be noted after the roller model and between frame dimension:
Our standard roller construction utilizes "commercial grade" (also known as "non-precision") bearings. These standard bearings are made with a light oil lubrication that is generally used for gravity applications so that the rollers will rotate easily.
Grease packed bearings are normally used for power applications or harsh environments. The seals on the grease packed bearings refer to the materials that are used to impede particle (non-liquid) type items from entering the bearings.
The ABEC 1 bearings have significantly lower noise levels, longer life, higher capacity, and are usable in high powered applications. They also provide excellent concentricity.
Bearings can also be purchased separately, but are not interchangeable with an existing Ashland Conveyor roller as the bearings are crimped into the roller tube. To see our bearing options, click here.
Bearing Type &
|Speed Rating||Load Rating|
|Commercial Light Oil||CO LO/ *Blank*||Gravity Conveyor||
|Up to 200 RPM||Low|
|Semi-Precision Light Oil with Teflon Seal||SPLOTS||Gravity Conveyor||Corrosion resistant, ball retainer||1200 RPM||Medium|
|Grease Packed||GP||Low speed powered conveyor||
Grease adds bearing life, cost-effective
|Up to 200 RPM||Low|
|Grease Packed w/ Teflon Seal||GPTS||Medium speed powered conveyor||
Caged Ball Bearings- higher speed, longer life, seal to reduce contaminants
|Up to 1200 RPM||Medium|
|Grease Packed w/ Felt & Teflon Seal||GPFTS||Medium speed powered conveyor||
Caged Ball Bearings- higher speed longer life, additional felt seal to reduce contaminants
|UP to 1200 RPM||Medium|
Precision- ABEC 1
|AB||High speed powered conveyor & Gravity||
Higher Speeds, Lower Noise, longer life, rubber seals front & back
|Up to 2000 RPM||High|
Not available for all roller models
Ashland Conveyor offers two different sleeve options for its rollers: polyurethane and vinyl. The sleeves are available on our galvanized steel and stainless steel rollers and come in the color orange.
Between Frame Dimension (BF)
The length of our rollers is described in terms of the BF; the dimension between the frame, or rails, of the conveyor. To get this dimension, you will need to measure the distance from the inside of one rail, to the inside of the other rail on your conveyor. Between frame dimension is measured in inches.
The available BFs will be limited by the roller model due to capacity requirements.
Take a look at the drawing and photo below to learn how to measure this dimension: