Age and environment affects hardness of the rubber that line the rollers on your MOR machines. The rubber wringer rollers on your MOR machine need to have a certain level of “give” in them to provide the correct amount of pressure against rugs and provide the right amount of traction. We measure the relative hardness or softness of this material with an instrument called a “durometer.” A reading of +/- 65-70 is required to deliver the most efficient performance.
Many wringer rollers are presumed to be working fine when they visually appear fine. However, the harder the rubber, the less efficient they are in getting the water out. Therefore, less water squeezed out means more contaminants and moisture is remaining in the rug before entering the drying room. The first symptom is that rugs continue to drip water when hanging. Rugs will also feel stiff the next day and fringes will have discoloration. If you have these observations, it may be because your wringer rollers being in poor condition.
When these symptoms occur, checking the wringer rollers with a durometer right away. If your rollers are approaching the 12-14 year cycle, it is very possible they need to be exchanged. We have found durometer readings 80-90 in rollers of that age. That is too high to have satisfactory results. To compensate, some operators will increase the pressure that these rollers exert on rugs. Doing this increases the chance of crushing and damaging often delicate fibers.
We have established a special program for plants who operate machines with these rollers, to keep them in top condition.
Exchange your Wringer Rollers with new ones. We currently offer a deduction for each Roller you provide in exchange for new ones. The exchange value will be quoted at the time of service. If the steel cores and bearing shafts are damage or beyond refurbishing, cores will have less value.
On-Location replacement service
We also furnish on-location service by trained workman to replace and install new wringer rollers. New components may also be required and installed at the same time. Bearings, compression cylinders, wash bed belts, belt guides, etc. Call 517-857-4774 for a detailed quote!