ROTAFRIX® Friction Rings & Friction Wheels
ROTAFRIX friction rings and friction wheels belong to the category of non-positive rubber rolling contact gears. As the name suggests, power or torque is transmitted here by friction or frictional locking. Friction ring and friction gear drives do not transmit synchronous motion and are subject to slippage. However, a major advantage of these drives is that they slip in the event of an overload. Once the overload is over, the drive can continue to run normally. Rubber rolling contact drives are economical, powerful, simple in design, low noise and low maintenance. The properties of the tread layer are matched to the special characteristics of friction ring or friction gear units. ROTAFRIX® friction rings are additionally equipped with a strength member that keeps the friction ring under constant tension and gives it a particularly tight fit on the wheel body.