Highest Durability Composite Hardskirts (Tungsten Carbide / Silicon Carbide / Chrome Carbide)
Hardskirts are often overlooked and yet are a critical component of high-capacity bulk transport systems. Despite the three-fold increase in conveying speeds and capacities over the past 40 years, the same materials and technologies are often used (Ni-Hard, chrome carbide overlay, rubber and alumina-ceramics).
Hardskirts wear unevenly, so they are difficult to adjust and the changeout procedures are challenging. This often leads to material getting trapped below the hardskirt bevel, causing accelerated belt wear.
Kinder Australia introduces K-Speedskirt®, ceramic and composite hardskirts with differentiated wear and impact resistance on the face and edges (bevels).
High-tech materials and assembly techniques ensure best durability, flow performance and belt safety.
The tungsten carbide bevelled edge has been designed and optimised in the field to prevent material entrapment and promote maximum material flow, yielding the following benefits:
- Dramatically reduced belt cover wear.
- 6 to 14 times longer hardskirt durability before spillage occurs.
- Less spillage and elimination of premature skirting wear.