Material spilage reduced from 1 tonne per season to 1/2kg
Our client is a leading supplier of fertiliser blended products, servicing primarily the Agricultural sector within Toowoomba and surrounding regions was experiencing major spillage issues. Corrosive rust present on the idler frames was so severe the frames were ready to collapse, the potential to cause production havoc and short-term shutdowns was a constant concern for the operator. Belt sag between the idlers was also identified as a key area for rectification.
Kinder Field Applications Specialist conducted a thorough audit and recommended Kinder’s conveyor belt support and skirting solution to tackle the plant’s belt sag and material spillage challenges.
K-Sure® Belt Support System was very easy to set-up and tune to the belt’s existing profile. Stainless steel idlers were installed together with the K-Sure® Belt Support System to deliver solid belt support where it was most needed. The installation of stainless steel (SS-304 grade) idler frames and brackets also part of the solution ensured the issues of corrosion/rust and conveyor componentry damage won’t be a concern in the foreseeable future.
K-Snap-Loc® Dust Seal, skirting system was installed specifically to address material spillage and spiralling product loss. Once the K-Snap-Loc®’s mounting system was welded into place, the soft skirt was hassle free to fit.
The operator has only positive feedback to report, the targeted area of the plant is now running cost-effectively at full capacity and problem free.
Previously, material spillage of approximately 1 tonne per season was calculated as lost, after Kinder’s conveyor belt support and skirting installation, this spillage is now reduced to 1/2kg.
“Kinder’s applications have absolutely delivered, we will be working with them again for future plant upgrades”, Site Manager reports.
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