The process of carrying bulk materials on a belt conveyor often leaves residual material, known as carryback, clinging to the belt, and this material eventually falls from the belt during its return run. This carryback accumulates in piles under the belt, leads to excessive wear, builds-up on return idlers, pulleys and the conveyor structure, causes belt misalignment, and increases power consumption. Carryback is actively associated with serious accidents, and adversely affects conveyor operation and plant efficiency. Carryback clean-up is an expensive, dangerous and dirty job. Fortunately, this carryback problem can be all but eliminated with the right belt scraper or belt cleaner system. On some belts it's as simple as a primary belt cleaner on the face of the head pulley or a secondary belt cleaner installed where the belt is leaving the discharge, while other belts may require a primary and a secondary cleaner (and in some applications a tertiary belt cleaner) to solve the problem - but the problem can be solved, and at a reasonable price.
Properly selected, installed, and maintained, the right belt cleaner or scraper system will remove the cargo at the discharge thereby significantly reducing the costly problem of carryback material falling from the belt along its return run which leads to excessive wear, build-up on components, belt misalignment, and power consumption.
Low cost protection for both the tail pulley and belt will prevent damage from lumps of fugitive material or stray conveyor components, such as tramp iron, idler rollers or cleaner blades getting caught between the belt and pulleys. V-plow and diagonal-plow cleaners simply and easily direct the unwanted material off the belt.
Wash-box systems remove residual material from belts in applications where there are concerns over environmental issues, regulations, or in situations that mandate the highest efficiency in belt cleaning. Water in the wash-box system can be substituted with a cleaning solution or with anti-freeze or dust suppressant chemicals to maximize the cleaning process.
No matter what brand of conveyor belt cleaners you use, we’re sure to have a replacement blade that offers some combination of improved cleaning efficiency, longer service, and/or at less cost than the blade you’re currently buying.
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