Caterpillar Pullers Move Tubing, Profiles, and Pliable Materials without Deformation

Caterpillar Pullers from Versa Pullers provide uniform pressure over the entire traction length, thus exerting greater pulling force without product deformation.  They are ideal for pliable materials like tubing, extruded profiles, foams, soft extruded materials like weather stripping, and more.  Versa series “C” pullers are available in non-motorized versions which can be included in OEM designs, or in motorized versions that allow “out of the box” productivity.  Belt configurations range from 2” (50 mm) width X 9” (230 mm) length to 4” (100 mm) width X 18” (460 mm) length.

A wide variety of belt materials and durometer ratings are available including sponge, gum rubber, silicone, neoprene, urethane, or nitrile some of which are FDA approved.   Additional options include left-to-right configuration, and OSHA guarding package.

All Versa pullers are equipped with a hand wheel or optional pneumatic operation of the belt booms along a constant centerline.  The pneumatic option provides control of the pressure applied to the product being pulled and makes repeatable setup almost instantaneous.  Additional options include left-to-right configuration, and OSHA guarding package.

Motorized Pullers

Motorized Puller assemblies include all components for “out of the box” productivity for many downstream handling requirements. They are mounted on a 12” x 14” base plate for easy positioning of feed materials and include a choice of either A.C. or D.C. motor and drive, and a remote Operator Control Station (OCS) which can be mounted wherever desired.  A wide variety of speed ranges are available.  The OCS includes pushbuttons for Start, Stop and Emergency Stop, as well as a 10-turn potentiometer with turns counter for speed control.  Digital speed indicator and 115-volt input are standard, with other voltages available as options.

Non Motorized Puller Assemblies

Standard non-motorized “C” series puller assemblies are virtually identical to their motorized counterparts, except without the motor and drive.  They provide excellent grip and feeding yet allow end users and OEM machine builders to design, configure, and build machines to meet their specific requirements.  With speeds from 0 to 450 feet per minute (fpm) and with a variety of belt materials available, they are ideal replacements for existing puller assemblies or as components for specialized equipment for unique applications.

Versa motorized pullers and caterpillar assemblies are ideal for many applications, including downstream handling of pipe, profiles, tubing, vinyl siding, wire and cable, steel materials, pulling materials through braiding machines, and more.

Versa Machinery is a world class manufacturer of automated downstream equipment for the plastic and rubber extrusion industries.  For 70 years they have designed and built precise, robust and reliable de-reelers, cutters, pullers, cutter/puller systems, and takeaway conveyors.  In addition to an extensive lineup of standard products, they can customize solutions to specific applications.   Their innovative designs lead the industry in precision and repeatability, while delivering years of trouble-free service in demanding environments.  For additional information, visit, or via email to, or call (574) 266-0780, or write to Versa Machinery, 4850 Green Court, Elkhart, IN  46516.

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