AMES Agency Australia was established in Sydney, NSW in 1938 and quickly became recognised as the market leader providing Speciality Tools to the electronics industry and High Performance Rollers nationwide. At the turn of the century AMES Agencies moved to the Central Coast and renamed AMES Rollers, where we were focused on Rollers and took our reputation to the next level.
AMES Direct as we are known today, is owned and operated from Goulburn, NSW. Today our focus is in the supply of High Performance Rollers, Belts, Chemicals, and Plastics. AMES Direct is now truly the direct supplier for all your requirements. From our new facility we are able to continue to adopt new and evolving technology.
Our mission is to continue to build on the reputation we have developed - The Rubber Roller & Component Specialists. We currently have solutions for Rollers, Belts, Chemicals and Plastics.
Because we have a dedicated team whose goal is to identify the problem, suggest the most appropriate options and then manufacture in the most efficient, cost effective solution whilst under the scrutiny of our Quality Controlled workshop. Servicing a vast range of industries, you will benefit from our strengths in industry experience, real customer service and a commitment to fulfil your requirements.
We manufacture a vast variety of rollers, from 6mm – 1100mm+ Diameter and up to 9 metres long! We truly are your One Stop Roller Shop. Here are some examples of our work:
MUSIC TAPE ROLLERS
CONCRETE CUTTER ROLLERS
TYPEWRITER FEED ROLLERS
CONCEPT TO COMPLETION
As a specialist supplier to the industry, you can rely on AMES Direct to have the solution for your roller needs.
Benefits of New Manufacture;
Contact us now to get your rollers rolling on your next project!
You send the roller to us and we will strip the perished material from the shaft. We then prepare the shaft for recovering, by sandblasting or lightly machining the shaft and applying a primer. Depending on the material selected we then cast or apply a new coating of rubber. Once cured, our machinists will machine the roller to exacting tolerances using our cylindrical lathes.
If you have adjustment on the rollers pressure, we can offer a regrind/rejuvenate service to your roller. You send the roller to us and we will lightly grind the material back to a smooth clean surface. If required, we can wash your roller in our Rubber Rejuvenator to remove all residues, restore tackiness and elasticity.
ROLLERS WORN OUT? CONTACT THE SPECIALISTS TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF YOUR MACHINES AND REDUCE CAPITAL OUTLAY BY KEEPING YOUR OLD MACHINES RUNNING.
We can supply you with a chemical which will remove all residues and restore tackiness and elasticity.
By re-using your old rollers you will benefit from;
Australia’s Largest Range
The vast range of environments our rollers operate in, calls for a vast range of compound availability. Here at AMES Direct we have Australia’s largest range of compound selection to ensure we are supplying the highest performing roller every time. By having such a huge range of materials, we have no compound affiliation. Here’s some of the compounds we have available;
- Katsura Rubber
- Natural Rubber
- And more…
Selecting a compound calls for an understanding of the application, ambient temperatures, chemicals involved, pressure involved and operating intervals of your roller. Our technicians will assess your roller’s environment and select the most effective compound. All materials (soft and hard) are machined to exacting tolerances, in any shape or form. You will be confident in your rollers endurance when you choose AMES Direct for your next batch of rollers.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR DURO?
Durometer (duro) or Shore Hardness is a scale for measuring the density of a compound. The Shore scale was defined by Albert Ferdinand Shore, who developed a device to measure Shore hardness in the 1920s. Shore developed three scales to measure a compounds density; Shore 00, Shore A and Shore D – we normally use the Shore A scale. It is critical to select the correct compound shore to ensure a high performance. We can supply you with a Durometer so you can determine the hardness of your existing rollers. This will assist our technicians develop a roller to match or outperform your current rollers.
Ames Direct is continues to supply a variety of globally recognised belting brands such as Gates Mectrol and Rapplon® for any application ranging from common to custom engineered. Relying on our large range of standard belts or utilising our engineering expertise we will provide a solution appropriate to your every need. We have solutions for all kinds of applications including;
- Cash Handing
- Industrial Conveying
- Mail Handling
- Metal Industry
- Commercial Laundry
- And many more
USE BELTS? CONTACT US TO LEARN ABOUT OUR SOLUTIONS FOR YOU
Conveyor Belting Process Belting
Uni Modular Belts & Chains
Homogenous Sprocket Driven Belting
Rycon Cleats & Profiles
Rapplon® Flat Belting
Gates Industrial Belts & Hoses
Polyurethane Timing Belts
Thermoweldable Profile Belts
Belt Installation Tools
AMES Direct has a vast array of engineered plastics in semi-finished form including rod, sheet, tube and profiles. These plastics are available in;
UHMWPE – Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyurethane
Our most diversified product with extensive properties designed to enhance your production and save you maintenance costs. UHMWPE is six times more abrasion resistant than steel, and is virtually unbreakable. It has low co-efficient of friction, absorbs no water, is impervious to most chemicals and is environmentally friendly containing no harsh chemicals.
Polyurethanes are a cost effective alternative to materials such as natural rubber or steel. Polyurethane elastomers have outstanding abrasion, cut, tear, impact resistance and are lighter than steel. Polyurethane is also non-marking which is why it has become very popular in the roller recovery industry. In most cases polyurethane will outlast metal components, especially where parts are subject to abrasive elements. Polyurethane is the only compound where we are able to colour match to any shade of the colour spectrum.
AMES Direct specialises in several grades of Nylon. Amlon is our own brand for our premium monomer Cast Nylon, produced by a unique process resulting in a highly crystalline engineering plastic. This means a tougher, wear-resistant material which is superior to many other cast nylons available. Amlon is the preferred material where issues have resulted from abrasive wear, impact strength, bearing strength, noise, weight and corrosion.
Your Precise Solution
AMES Direct also specialises in plastic components through varied forms of moulding processes, including Polyurethane, Silicone, Rubber and many more. Whatever you need, as a new design or a replacement for a hard-to-find spare part we have solutions to suit.
Benefits of plastic moulding;
AMES Direct carry’s a complete range of Chemicals compatible to the industries we serve. We have established this range based on requirements found in your workshop and on-site technicians. AMES Direct has chemicals to remove dust, detect thermal fault, clean, lubricate, protect circuit boards, insulate, rejuvenate and many more. We have confidence in supplying Richard Foot & MG Chemicals to our clients.
REQUEST A CHEMICAL PRODUCT CATALOGUE AND PRICELIST
AMES Direct serves a vast range of industries with our specialised roller and component manufacture including;
- Commercial Laundry
- Food & Beverage
- General Engineering
- General Production Lines
- Mail Handling
- Materials Handling
- Money Handling
- Plastic Card Manufacture
- Racing & Wagering
- Utility companies
- Waste Water Treatment
- And more…
“AMES Direct has always been helpful in supplying high quality - low cost parts in a timely manner. We appreciate your consistent service and your follow up keeps us on the ball! Keep up the good work guys!”
DARREN HOBBS – DIRECTOR
"It has always been a pleasure to business with AMES Direct. Quality products together with real customer service are the main factors why I continue to rely on AMES for all our rubber rollers and components."
CHRIS D’MELLO - PRODUCTION MANAGER
"We have been utilising the services of AMES Direct for over 15 years. The service AMES Direct provides has been the leading reason for this ongoing relationship. The ability of AMES Direct to supply and respond in a timely manner is invaluable. I have no hesitation in recommending AMES Direct for all your Rubber Roller needs."
STEVE RYAN - WORKSHOP SUPERVISOR
"Our family business of nearly 50 years has been designing and manufacturing products for the international market place. Consistent quality, reliability, service and great advice is of the utmost importance in any field. We therefore acknowledge all of the above and more for decades from AMES Direct and their friendly staff. They come highly recommended by us as a 5-star manufacturer and supplier."
WIM HERBEN - CEO FFAICD
HERBEN NUMBERING SYSTEMS PTY. LTD.