The fixed bow roller has a curved-axis shaft that is formed to a uniform radius that delivers a smooth, wrinkle-free web or sheet on any line at any speed. Its use provides spreading in a web that is zero at the center with increased spreading toward the edges of the web. It is used for a wide variety of materials, but its use is limited to webs with similar widths, thickness ranges and material types.
The fixed bow roll is the workhorse of the bowed roll product line because it can be tailored to the application prior to assembly, is maintenance-free and is low-cost. The predetermined bow is dictated by the type of applications, the weight and the type of material to be handled.
Applied Roller Technology fixed bow rolls run on more applications than all other styles of bowed rolls combined. The fixed bow is available in a wide range of sizes from 1-1/2"O.D. to 13-1/4"O.D. on a reinforced axle that provides smooth, trouble-free performance in heavy duty applications.