The Dutch fishing industry is undergoing dynamic developments, and is constantly challenged to increase the sustainability of its operations. Sustainability is therefore in sharp focus, which means that people, the planet and yields all have to be given serious consideration. To that end, the fishery industry is collaborating intensively with authorities and nature conservation organisations alike. This innovative sector is also increasingly making use of automation, and its mission to become more sustainable is having an effect on research and fish-harvesting techniques. The industry is turning to rubber, because the use of rubber products can significantly reduce damage to the seabed.
RIS Rubber sees these developments in the fisheries sector as an exciting challenge, and we are eager to collaborate with fishermen to help them to achieve optimum results.
The full-rubber rollers are connected to each other by means of steel rods and rings. The size of the rubber rollers and seal rings are decisive for the weight of a chock string. Among other things, the seabed and the power of the vessel influence the type of chock string required. RIS Rubber produces rollers in various sizes and qualities.
Hybrid shrimp roller
RIS Rubber is a producer of rubber mould products and has been manufacturing rubber rollers for the fishery industry for many years. Pavaman produces polyurethane products and boasts many years of experience and expertise in relation to this wear-resistant material.
By virtue of the combination of the unique properties of both materials we have succeeded in developing a hybrid roller that is interesting price-wise as well as providing multiple benefits as compared to the full-rubber variety. The roller’s base and running surface are made from rubber; however, wear-resistant PU material is used for the core and flange. This combination ensures that the roller keeps running properly so that wear is decelerated while its lifetime is extended. Since these rollers are not dragged across the sea floor, the cutter’s energy consumption is reduced; furthermore, bycatches are reduced as is the access of contamination to the net.