What are Cable Idlers Used For?
Cable idler pulleys are rounded, deep channel pulleys to accommodate standard cables, hoses, or ziplines. Also known as rope idlers, standard cable idler pulleys are designed with strong, high-quality thermoplastic materials including polypropylene, glass-reinforced nylon, HDPE, and more.
Retlaw Industries: Your Manufacturer for Composite Plastic Cable Pulleys Made in the USA
With over 300 original product designs, our plastic engineers understand what works and what doesn’t when it comes to resin-based products. We’ve found a consistent need for durable pulley system components and decided to apply our skills to fill the niche. Our cable idlers are just one of a host of plastic products we regularly manufacture to supply end product designing companies with the OEM parts they require.
Our cable idlers incorporate high-precision ball bearings with Annular Bearing Engineering Committee Class 1 tolerances. These smooth bearings have a total indicated runout of +/-0.007 and are sealed in sintered metal hubs.
Strong Plastic Material Used to Manufacture Cable Idler Pulleys
Retlaw Industries manufactures all our cable idler pulleys with the best plastics for optimal tensile strength and durability. Idler pulleys are most commonly manufactured with materials such as steel, plastic, and nylon. Different plastic materials we use to make cable idler pulleys include:
Retlaw Sizing Info
Retlaw Industries manufacturers several types of products. If you are interested in an adapter or idler pulley size that is not currently on our size chart, please contact us.
Retlaw Cable Idler Features
- Low friction coefficient means cooler running temperatures and longer cable life
- Corrosion resistance reduces wear
- Solvent and oil resistance lends itself to a wide range of applications
- Single piece construction eliminates rivet fatigue and separation seen in two piece metal pulleys