Turn Bars & Idlers
High quality economical alternative to expensive air bars.
Pearl has a better solution for your stationary idler and turning bar needs. Conventional idlers and air-driven stainless-steel turning bars are heavy, expensive to maintain, and difficult to clean. Pearl’s airless idlers and turning bars are lightweight, have no moving parts or bearings to wear out, and do not have air holes which become clogged. With our units, the web travels smoothly and quickly due to Pearl’s advanced surface technology.
These units are constructed of a specially designed hollow Aluminum core extrusion that minimizes contact with the film as it travels around the bar. Each “petal”, or film contact point on the Aluminum extrusion, is then covered with either Pearl’s low COF plastic slats or SM24 surface-modification, the lowest COF material available in the industry today. This results in a very slippery, drag-free, web support unit. If the exterior slat surface materials do eventually become worn over time, they are quickly, easily, and inexpensively replaced or upgraded.