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Installing High-quality Belt Cleaners

Update:09-12-2016
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A clean Rubber Belt will properly offer the friction qu […]

A clean Rubber Belt will properly offer the friction qualities it should.

Installing high-quality belt cleaners substantially improves efficiency by providing the following benefits:

Increased profitability - Eliminating carryback reduces fugitive material and minimizes the cost of unnecessary cleanup and maintenance.

Less material loss - By scraping the belts clean at the head pulley, belt cleaners eliminate carryback and keep bulk materials moving in the right direction through transfer points or into containers.

Longer lasting conveyor equipment - Material that is carried back under the belt often ends up inside the conveyor system and can damage rollers and idlers while causing belts to wander and fray.

Lower energy costs - When material sticks to the belt beyond the head pulley, the added weight of the material stuck to the belt makes the equipment work harder so it uses more energy.

Safer work environment - When fugitive material accumulates under the belt, workers can easily slip and fall trying to walk through the mess. Plus, uncontained dust can cause health problems when inhaled and can ignite causing a deadly explosion.

Reduced dust problems - Fugitive dust is frequently a by-product of material that falls from under the belt on the return trip.

High-performing belt cleaners keep belts clean, eliminating carryback and making conveyor systems safer and more productive. We recommend that you keep your belts' adhesive qualities intact by cleaning and conditioning belts when necessary.