Roll Up Way Covers and Rollaway Covers

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CUSTOM MADE ROLLERS

Roll up way covers come in several different configurations. They are used to protect CNC machines, milling machines, routers, lathes and many other different industrial machines. They are ideal for light to medium chip loads.

Custom Made For All Applications

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Custom Made to Order

These rollup way covers, also called rollway covers, are widely used to protect slide and guide ways from dust, chips, and swarf. The covers can be mounted in a vertical or horizontal position depending on the application. They are most commonly used for cross slide and vertical slide guarding in CNC machines. They are an ideal method for protecting machines that do not require the complete seal of a bellows cover.

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Roll Up Way Cover Benefits

  • Can handle high rates of speed and high frequency
  • Takes up very little space which is ideal for small spaces
  • Easy to install
  • Much less expensive than purchasing from overseas OEM
  • Protects parts from hot chips, cutting oils , lubricants and abrasive particles
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Choosing a Roller Way Covers

Choosing the correct roller way cover for your CNC, Lathe, or router is best left to the experts. That is why we have designed our intuitive fill in form which will ask you a few important questions which will allow us to send you a detailed quote. This form will ask you for roller orientation, swarf description, duty cycle and rate of extensions. Simply click the yellow button below to get started.

Roller Models

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HEAVY DUTY

The most commonly installed roller guard AKON supplies. Designed for at least 500,000 cycles and featuring a robust fabrication. Commonly used by OEM's and manufacturing plants for all types of guarding. Also ideal for tight spaces when using the 1" roller tube.

 

Specifications

  • Duty Cycle - At least 500,000 cycles
  • Extending Speed - Slow, moderate, fast
  • Tube Diameter - 1", 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3" OD
  • End of Shade - Pocket for flat steel bar
  • Mounting Legs - Included & removable
  • Min. Width - 6"
  • Max. Extension - 180"
  • Price - $
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SUPER DUTY

Rated for at least 1,000,000 cycles this industrial roller guard is designed for applications where high speeds and frequent to non-stop cycling is present. Commonly used with automation and robotic work cell operations that are in constant motion.

 

Specifications

  • Duty Cycle - At least 1,000,000 cycles
  • Extending Speed - Slow, moderate, very fast
  • Tube Diameter - 2", 2.5", 3" OD
  • End of Shade - Pocket for flat steel bar
  • Mounting Legs - Included & removable
  • Min. Width - 6"
  • Max. Extension - 180"
  • Price - $

Optional Features

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High Temp Shades

Standard material is 18oz vinyl. However, for any environment hotter than 140 degrees Fahrenheit we use materials that can withstand the higher temperatures. Ratings of up to 1200°F.

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Shade Wiper

With the use of the shade sweep wiper you can keep the cnc swarf out of the roller. The sweep is in constant contact with the shade and keeps the internal roller assembly clean.

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Shade Placement

If you require a very long extension then we might have to use a roller that is wider than the shade to accommodate the internal spring. If this is necessary then we can offset the shade anywhere on the roller as shown here.

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Steel Case

The steel case surrounds the roller and protects if from debris and accidental contact with other objects that might damage it. This can also feature a brush wiper. Please note that this triples the cost of the unit.

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Shade Mounts

The most common end of shade mount is a pocket with a flat steel bar that you bolt to your machine. Other styles are shown above. These are only available on the heavy and super duty models.

Materials

VINYL

Overview: The standard material we quote for
industrial roll up guards. Used in the vast majority
of applications as it is very strong and reinforced
with a polyester scrim. The most economical
and ideal material unless you have high heat or
a high abrasion environment.

Material: 18oz Vinyl
Color: Yellow, Black, Blue, Red and Green
Chemical Resistance: Yes
Heat Range: Up to 150°F
Price: $

NEOPRENE

Overview: A step up from Vinyl is the neoprene
line of shades. This material provides excellent tear
strength and superior resistance to abrasion. It
also has a higher heat rating at 212° F

Material: 16 oz Neoprene Coated Nylon Fabric
Color: Black
Chemical Resistance: Yes
Heat Range: Up to 212°F
Price: $

ALL MATERIALS

For General Purpose Applications

18 oz Vinyl Coated Polyester | .024" | 150° F

For CNC Applications

16 oz Neoprene coated nylon | .019" | 212° F | For light protection (coolants, chips)
18 oz neoprene coated nylon | .018" | 212° F | For light protection (coolants, chips)
33 oz neoprene coated nylon | .033" | 212° F | For moderate protection (coolants, chips)
40 oz neoprene coated nylon | .039" | 212° F | For heavy protection (coolants, chips, hot chips)
60 oz hypalon coated nylon | .060" | 212° F | For heavy protection (coolants, chips, hot chips)

For High Heat Applications

Hypalon Coated Nylon | 300° F
Silicone/Neoprene Coated Fiber Glass |480°F
Teflon Coated Fiber Glass | 500° F
Silicone Coated Fiber Glass | .016" | 500°F
Teflon Impregnated/Coated Fiberglass | .018" | 550°F
Silicone Impregnated Fiberglass | 550° F
Aluminum Coated Fiberglass | .024" | 1100° F
Aluminized Kevlar Hi-Temp Fabric | .018" | 1200°F

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