PRTS Primary Conveyor Belt Cleaner

PRTS Primary Conveyor Belt Cleaner

There are many irregularities that creep in over-time with conveyor mechanics, changing production rates and harsh environmental conditions.  Below is a list of 12 commonly experienced problems, with our troubleshooting suggestions to help resolve them.  We have called this list “The Dirty Dozen”.  We hope that you find it productive:

# 1 Excessive conveyor belt top cover wear over its surface, or specifically in load carrying area.

  • Caused by material build-up on the pulley faces of the return idlers, or on the conveyor structure itself.  Clean system, improve material containment, check skirting, and install a primary or secondary belt cleaning system.
  • Check for frozen, dirty or misaligned return idlers.  Clean rollers, properly align idlers, install effective belt cleaning devices at head pulley such as spiral or RDRT return rollers.

# 2 Excessive pulley cover wear.

  • Caused by insufficient traction between belt and drive pulley.  Make sure drive pulley is free of build-up.
  • Check for material build-up on the pulley face or conveyor structure.  Improve material containment, check skirting and install vee plough type belt cleaner.
  • Material could be getting trapped between belt and pulleys. Improve containment at load point and along the conveyor.  Install a belt cleaning ploughs before gravity take-up or tail pulley.

# 3 Excessive edge wear.

  • Caused by material build-up on the pulley face or conveyor structure.  Most often is the result of the belt not tracking.  Inspect/control belt alignment.
  • Improve material containment, check skirting and install belt cleaners in front of pulley.

# 4 Belt runs off at the head pulley.

  • Caused by material build-up on the pulley face or conveyor structure.  Most often is the result of the belt not tracking.  Inspect/control belt alignment.  Improve material containment, check skirting, and install belt cleaners at head pulley.

# 5 Belt runs off at tail pulley.

  • Caused by material build-up on the pulley face or conveyor structure.  Improve material containment, check skirting and install belt cleaners in front of pulley.
  • Check for frozen, dirty, or misaligned return idlers. Clean rollers, properly align rollers, install belt cleaning devices at head pulley, and use self-cleaning idlers.

# 6 Belt runs to one side for a considerable distance, or the entire conveyor.

  • Caused by build-up of carry back material on idler rollers.  Clean and maintain. Install belt cleaners, brushes, and other cleaning devices.

# 7 Belt slips when conveyor is started.

  • Caused by insufficient traction between belt and drive pulley.  Make sure drive pulley is free of build-up.  Lag drive pulley.  Increase belt wrap on drive pulley.  Increase belt tension.

# 8 Belt slips while running.

  • Caused by insufficient traction between belt and drive pulley.   Make sure drive pulley is free of build-up.  Lag drive pulley.  Increase belt wrap on drive pulley.  Increase belt tension.
  • Check material build-up on the pulley face or conveyor structure.  Clean system, improve material containment, check skirting, and install material ploughs and belt cleaners.

# 9 The belt runs to one side only in a certain section or portion of the conveyor.

  • Caused by build-up of carry back material on idler rollers. Clean and maintain.  Install belt scrapers, brushes, and other cleaning devices.

# 10 Star breaks in belt carcass, or short breaks in belt carcass parallel to belt edge.

  • Material is getting trapped between belt and pulley.  Improve containment at load point and along the conveyor. Install belt cleaner ploughs in front of tail pulley.

# 11 Vulcanize splice failure.

  • Material is getting trapped between belt and pulley.  Improve containment at load point and along the conveyor.  Install belt cleaner ploughs in front of tail pulley.

# 12 Longitudinal grooves or cracks in the bottom cover.

  • Material build-up on the pulley face or conveyor structure. Clean system, improve material containment, check skirting, and install belt cleaners in front of pulley.

CONCLUSION

The key outcome of conveyor belt cleaning should be to preserve and extend the operational performance of the conveyor belt, and ensuring an effective return on the investment.

NEWEST BELT CLEANING PRODUCTS: INTRODUCING 3 INNOVATIONS

Kinder Australia has recently extended its range of conveyor belt cleaners to meet specific productivity objectives of our bulk materials handling customers:

  1. Micro Eraser– ideal for installation where space is limited, compact and lightweight, same uniform cleaning pressure and rugged mainframe as the standard Eraser.
  2. PRTS Primary Belt Cleaner: – rubber mounting arm for excellent elasticity. Individual blade tips so replace only areas showing signs of wear.
  3. XTC Reversing Secondary Belt Cleaning System: – for reversing conveyors with unique torque tensioner for use with mechanical splices.

If you have any questions about implementing productivity improvements around conveyors, speak to one of our conveyor sales engineers by phone on 03 8587 9111 or email us at c[email protected].  We will advise you on your specific requirements to ensure that your site works efficiently and your team stays safe.

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