LKAB Narvik, Norway
130 carrying rollers in composite have been used on the ship loader at LKAB's site in Narvik since December 2006. These rollers are exposed to very tough climatic conditions with dust, salt, icing and frost.
Very few replacements of composite rollers have been documented compared with the number of replaced steel rollers in the period from 2006 - 2008.
130 composite rollers in use: 1 replacement
915 steel rollers in use: 462 replacements
The good result led to a 3 year contract with LKAB for the delivery of carrying rollers.