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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Sliders & Impact Beds
Specifying and Ordering Belt Cleaners
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
Regular service maintenance.