• Load Runners makes
    assembly a breeze.

  • Beer & grease don't mix.

  • Tough environments require tough products.

  • Stuck between a
    rock and a hard place?

  • Don't let misalignments
    de-rail productivity.


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Osborn Load Runners are robust assemblies of carefully fabricated outer shells/treads and precision bearings fitted to high tolerance shafts. All Osborn Load Runners match the tread, shaft and bearings into a cohesive, highly engineered unit used in dozens of industries and hundreds of applications.

Manufactured in Richmond, Indiana, USA, Load Runners feature heat-treated specialty steel, precision bearings, a maintenance-free lubrication and seal system, and a global network of sales support and application engineering expertise.


Why Use Load Runners

For Precision Handling of Heavy Loads in Tough Environments

  • Combine the high capacity of Load Runners idler-rollers with high-strength steel Load Rails, cut to length and drilled to your specifications. Eliminate design time and sourcing costs for heavy-duty material handling systems.

Every Piece is Designed to Perform

  • Idler-roller treads are machined from high-alloy steel, then case hardened for a wear-resistant outer shell and tough inner core.
  • Precision tapered roller bearings (larger sizes) and deep-groove ball bearings withstand heavy radial and thrust loads, as well as high speeds.
  • Idler-rollers are tightly sealed and lubricated for life to withstand dirt, sand, and moisture. High-shear-strength studs (stud style) with hex socket for easy installation. Thru-shafts (yoke style) eliminate the need for customer fabrication.
  • Load Rails are straight and twist-free, with hardened contact surfaces to insure precise linear motion for your critical applications.

Needle Bearing Cam Followers

The Osborn Load Runners team has built a reputation on engineering the highest quality, customized solutions for the most extreme linear motion and architectural engineering applications. We have taken that dedication and expertise into the cam follower market, introducing a full complement of needle roller bearings to serve the needs of the industry. Including stud and yoke type rollers and a full range dimensional options, Osborn has what you need to Keep Rolling.

Load Runners Styles

Each style of Osborn Load Runners was originally developed as a "special" to satisfy the requirements of extraordinary loads and severe environments. And each has been proven in thousands of hours of customer applications.

Cost-effective performance in applications requiring a non-metallic outer face.
Proven in special applications calling for a wear-resistant, non-metallic rolling surface.
Use where corrosive or other conditions make standard steel rollers unsuitable.
High Temperature
For ovens, galvanizing lines, heat treat furnaces and industrial dryers.

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