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One piece construction / Eliminate fugitive dust and fines / Fast installation in restricted areas / Eliminate chronic impact idler problems / Easy blade replacement / Most wearing surface on the market / Handles all mechanical splices / Meets CEMA B, C, D, and E / Secondary cleaners available

 

Skirtboard Sealing Systems

Eliminate spillage, Dust, and Fines at Transfer Points / Provides highly reliable, positive seal / Reduces material waste / Slashes clean up costs / Improves safety / Reduces damage to belts and components / Provides easy installation / adjustment

  

Skirtboard Sealing Systems: 
Clamp Mount / 
Single Clamp-Mount available / Stainless Steel (304L) available for corrosion applications   

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Belt Cleaners

 

Specifying and Ordering Belt Cleaners

Information Needed:

Belt Width

Conveyor Frame (structure) Width

Head Pulley Diameter

For Precleaners -What is the Belt’s Material Path

Material Conveyed (dry,wet,sticky,etc)

Type of Belt Splice:

Mechanical - Skived or Unskived

Vulcanized

Temperature or Other Extreme Environmental Factors

Does the Belt Reverse

Why are belt cleaners needed?

Saves Money / Increases belt wear life. / Extends life of rollers, pulleys, and splices. / High cost of accidents. / Reduces Maintenance Costs / Minimizes manual cleanup. / Protects against belt miss-tracking. / Reduces conveyor component replacement costs. / Reducing carry-back from 3% to 1% means a 67% reduction in maintenance costs. / Keeps Conveyors Running Efficiently and Consistently / Reduces unscheduled downtime. / Increases production up-time. / Improves Safety / Reduces housekeeping problems. / 42% of conveyor-related accidents happen while maintenance tasks are being done.

types of belt cleaners

Pre-cleaners

Mounted on the head pulley. / Mounted below the material flow. / Blade is always narrower than the belt width. / Ideally, the blade covers just the belt’s material path. / Removes the big stuff. Typically cleans off up to 80% of the initial carry-back.

Secondary Cleaners

Located just past where the belt leaves the head pulley and anywhere down the belt-line. / Special secondaries may allow for mounting under the head pulley. / Blade width is always the belt width or wider. / Removes sticky fines - the final cleaning job. / Cleaning efficiency can be 90% +. / May require a hold-down roller for maximum performance.

Specialty Cleaners

Pre-cleaners or Secondaries designed especially for specific or extreme applications.

Definition of Terms

Carry-back-Material that sticks to the belt after it leaves the transfer point and continues falling off along the conveyor’s return side. / Material Path - The section of the belt where most of the material is conveyed. / Typically the center 2/3 of the belt. / Hold-Down Roller - A stabilizing roller located on top of the return side of the belt to prevent belt flap or to provide a consistent flat surface for the blades on lighter-tensioned belt.

Types of cleaner blades

Urethane Blades

Not all urethane's are the same. Urethane blades are specially formulated for abrasion resistance and long wear. / Easy on the belt. / Work well with mechanical splices. / Economical. / Specialty formulations for high heat or water removal. / Less advanced urethane formulations result in blades that experience quicker wear and provide less efficient cleaning.

Tungsten Carbide

Excellent for superior cleaning efficiency and long wear. The quality and application of carbides can vary. / Superior cleaning. / Long Wear. / C-Tips/blades for mechanical splices and V-Tips/blades for vulcanized belts.

The "Material Path” Option 
(for Pre-cleaners)

For optimal cleaning and reduced blade re-tension, the cleaner blade width should be sized to fit the material path of the belt. The material path is typically the center 2/3 of the belt width. Choosing a blade only slightly wider than the material path can decrease differential blade wear which reduces blade re-tension maintenance, as well as reducing the frequency of blade replacement.

Blade Angle (Secondary cleaners)

1. Aggressive - excellent clean-ability, high risk for belt damage.

2. 90° to belt - good cleaning efficiency; must have good blade relief for splices.

3. Wiping - a little less cleaning power; safer on belts in poor condition or with poor mechanical splices.

Belt cleaning systems

Many applications will require more than one belt cleaner to do a satisfactory cleaning job. A typical system includes a pre-cleaner (to knock off the initial flow of carry-back), one or more secondary cleaners (to take off the sticky fines) and many times, a final specialty cleaner (to remove the water).

Keys to Good Belt Cleaning

Proper cleaner selection for the application.

Correct installation.

Regular service maintenance.

Safety Equipment

 

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