Examination of your overall conveyor machinery maintenance and developing a condition based maintenance program can help to reduce your overall operational costs.  Investing in a quality skirting and sealing product is one step towards to achieving these cost reduction goals.

Take for example Kinder & Co’s wood-chipping customer in Maryvale, Victoria.  When previously using a rubber skirting product, they were experiencing frequent production downtime due to necessary conveyor maintenance and clean-up.  This meant loss of production revenue potential plus further expenditure on maintenance and cleaning costs.

Rubber skirting collects fines leading to belt componentry damage.  Additionally, with an application such as wood-chip, spillage would occur due the high travel speed of the belt and the lightweight nature of the wood-chips.

Considering this situation, Kinder & Co recommended the use of the engineered polyurethane K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System because this type of silky polyurethane repels any blockages, and has low friction properties achieving power savings of up to 60% due to less drag on the conveyor belt.


After installation, the Maryvale site’s Maintenance Supervisor reported that he was extremely happy with K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal; primarily because of the reduction in spillage but also because the self-adjusting nature of the seal has allowed him to focus his attention on improving productivity rather than maintenance and conveyor spillage.

Contact one of our Sales Engineers today on 03 9587 9244 or email them on [email protected] and find out how investing in K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal could reduce your business’s operational costs in the future.

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For more information on your specific requirements, contact Kinder Australia on +61 38587 9111 or email Kinder