Nylon Rollers Modified
Thomas G. Bliese
The preceding Technical Brief design for nylon rollers shows the axle welded in place on the bottom of the supporting flat bar. If the axle were welded instead to the top of the flat bar as shown in Figure 1 here, the pallet could be made thinner by ⅜″.
Those who attempt this second design will need to observe the following points:
1. The loss of ⅜′ between the pallet and the bed on which it rides requires that the bed be cleaned thoroughly and frequently. Further, deflection of the pallet may require the use of more rollers in this design than in the original.
2. Adequate clearance between the roller and the Masonite© skin must be provided by routing a slight depression into the bottom of the Masonite©. ...