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August 12, 2017 18:06

Rollers for shower cabins : types and selection

Rollers for shower
  • Methods adjustment
    • eccentric
    • Bolt
    • on sleeves and without bearing
  • Frequent problems
  • How to determine the quality of
  • Bearing Selection

As practice shows, allmore people have recently switching to showers, changing their traditional bathrooms.It is practical in many cases.However, for the cabin it requires some care.The most common problem is the rollers on which slides the shower door.

Today, the most common rollers mounted on ball bearings, but there are models on the sleeve.

adjustment methods

rollers can be adjusted in three different ways.


most popular option, which is the establishment of the upper rollers in the guide, and then they go down as much as possible down step used eccentric.Then it is necessary to have lower rollers and pick them up, and with the help of an eccentric.As a result, you hold in guiding the glass door of your cabin.

carefully adjust pressure on the rail, taking into account the full travel of the door.If the guide rail will

sag, it may cause exit roller from it in the closed state.Remember, there are only a few models of this type of adjustment, which may be rotary.The bulk - toggling.

Eccentric rollers for shower


At the top of a single or double roller located trolley or box with wheels that is attached to the body by means of a roller screw.Due to the movement of the bolt is carried by adjustable.

first established upper rollers, as advantageously lower the pressure.Consequently, there is no need to adjust them.Lower the rollers need to have in the rail and all adjustment realized independently.

With such a system, the door may be turning, where the rail brace, with bends.The wheels are not braked when cornering, thus the term video service increases significantly.

rollers for shower with bolt

on sleeves and without bearing

In this case, the balls just spinning rods on rollers, and fixation is carried out on the center of the plastic component of the wheel.Their main advantage - low cost.However, to use this method of adjustment is strongly recommended.

rollers for shower on the sleeves and without bearing

Frequent problems

Members showers sometimes face certain problems with their new equipment.

Consider the most popular problems:

  1. Should I use dual rollers? Some believe that once the double roller, thus its reliability twice.But this is not the case.As shown, the double rollers - not the best option for showers.In this case, we can only recommend to pay attention to high-quality single components.The best is not to save, and immediately buy the production of reliable products.
  2. Exotic species that are hard to replace. Are there universal rollers?Not so long ago you would have said no.But now the situation has changed, there were relatively high versatile elements.

main advantage of universal clips - is the availability of a wide range of adjustments to the upper and lower parts and the use of springs. With the help of video self-adapts to the conditions that it offers a shower.These videos are shown in the green frame in the figure below.

Rollers for shower

How to determine the quality of

course to acquire an effective, long-lasting rollers, it is necessary to pay attention to their quality.As is now well able to mask the fake, identify quality products from low-grade - not such a simple task.

So, should pay attention to three parameters:

  • Ethnicity. Carefully review the item, consider it on each side, check for cracks, chips and so on.In some cases, this feature can be understood that a poor, worn-out or low-grade roller in front of us, which purchase is strongly recommended.
  • quality of the material and the coating. better to choose a model in which the axle is made of nickel-plated brass.If nik layer no video will apparently look not the best way.Plus, do not forget, under the influence of a damp environment brass is oxidized, it changes its color.
  • degree bearing protection. If it is fully made of steel, it does not last for a long time, especially in high humidity conditions.The best choice - is brass, the balls must also be made of it.So the element will not rust, although there is an alternative in the form of a conventional bearing caps made of plastic on the sides of the product.This increases the degree of protection of the beads.

If you want to make videos for the shower with their own hands, see a master class in another article.

Bearing Selection

The roller bearing for a walk plays almost the most important role.In many respects it determines the quality, efficiency and durability of the system of opening and closing the door.

Just say that the bearings may be sliding or rolling.First we do not care because they are not used in the manufacture of showers.

In terms of design, ideal for cabins - a single-row deep groove ball bearing.

However, there also should pay attention to the material:

  1. combined product. often used in Europe and some Chinese models.The composition includes a bronze material, plastic.Moreover, a separator made of plastic, and the outer and inner race and the balls themselves - bronze.
  2. Ceramic. Perfect solution for all characteristics except one - the high price.As the analysis of the market, a ceramic bearing value exceeds a standard of about 10-14 times.
Bearing Selection for shower video

Unfortunately, these products do not find very easy, and therefore have to look for alternative ways out of the situation.

Note that it was a closed bearing caps made of plastic rather than metal.So you protect the product from moisture, and also be able to avoid rust.

course, do not forget about size.To select the correct size for the bearing is necessary to know three parameters - width, inner and outer diameter.Measure them with a ruler.