Extend the Life of Your Conveyor Systems. Our Brandonite® material is so strong, we’ve built special after-market tools to hold your conveyors in place, even after experiencing normal fretting or wear associated with typical metal-conveyor, side-frame erosion. Shaftkeeper II® is our easy-to-install, patented part which will extend the life of your conveyor system, giving you even more years of trouble-free use.
This engineered composite product is a quick, easy and inexpensive way for reconditioning and repairing conveyor side frames. It works to retain roller conveyor shafts without replacing the entire side frame.
When a roller conveyor has been in use for several years in Parcel Material Handling systems, the side frame openings that receive and retain the conveyor roller hexagonal shafts can become worn and distorted. The repetitive back and forth actuation of the conveyor roller causes the shaft of the roller to twist back and forth in the shaft opening of the side frame. Over a period of time, this twisting action can distort the shape of the shaft opening and turn a hexagonal opening into a circular opening. At this point, the shaft is free to rotate or spin within the opening which creates noise, vibration, and additional wear on the side frame. This can lead to the premature failure of the side frame and other conveyor components.
Until now, the most common solution was to replace the side frame or worse yet, completely replace the roller conveyor system due to the damaging effects of vibration. This approach is expensive, inconvenient, and creates downtime for the conveyor system. Shaftkeeper II® is patented and made of Brandonite® high-performance composites, a durable vibration-dampening material that allows the shaft-capturing device to easily attach to and securely hold the conveyor roller shaft to the side frame.
Our Shaftkeeper II® can be used on new conveyors to prevent wear, or allow for improperly sized or shaped side frames and roller shafts to be used.
Shaftkeeper® is not only a repair part for damaged side frames, but it can also be used on new conveyors to prevent wear. This innovative composite product allows for improperly sized or shaped side frames and roller shafts to be used on your conveyor system.
Known for its unique durability and vibration-dampening properties, the Shaftkeeper® is created using a high-performance composite polymer material known as Brandonite®. Learn more about our material formulation capabilities.
When it comes to replacing or repairing a side frame, or even an entire conveyor system, you can typically expect a fair amount of downtime and inconvenience - not to mention the cost. With our patented Shaftkeeper®, you can eliminate excess maintenance time, prevent lulls in productivity, and extend the life of your systems for a fraction of the cost.