For over 50 years our Asia Pacific customer has built a strong reputation for manufacturing high quality steel products and is a key supplier to a multitude of industries and markets.
Site inspections at the plant exposed major inefficiencies in material flow, as well as excessive material spillage and dust emissions between existing skirting and conveyor belt, due to the distance between frames. These inefficiencies resulted in frequent shutdowns and spiralling clean-up costs necessitating recruitment of an external cleaning contractor to manage material spillage minimising environmental and potential safety hazards.
Premature belt wear and tracking issues were also identified, with material becoming trapped under the conveyor belt and accumulating on the conveyor structure.
- Excessive material spillage and dust emissions
- Excessive clean-up costs
- Premature belt damage and belt tracking issues
- Environmental dust and safety issues
After two previous faultless installations of K-Sure® Belt Support System and K-Ultra Dual® Seal at the site, it was agreed this combined solution be rolled out within the steel plant’s impact zone, under the chute. Two extra K-Sure® Belt Support frames were introduced to reduce gap support to 300mm solely for rail support, including a lead on frame.
- Elimination of material spillage
- Significant reduction in clean-up costs and time
- Containment of environmental dust
- Customers product expectations exceeded
The plant can confidently confirm the recommended conveyor belt support and skirting solution has exceeded its performance expectations, with virtually no material spillage plus the facilitation of a continuous and uninterrupted flow of conveyed materials throughout the plant. Other positive outcomes include significant clean-up costs savings due to reduction in material spillage and dust containment.