The dream of every plant operator is to eliminate dust and spills on belts and transfers and to minimise maintenance requirements of the conveyor system. An added bonus is to be able to cope efficiently with the challenges of moist and sticky materials.
BLT World’s contact-free Airscrape conveyor belt skirting system, developed by Scrapetec, has been designed to do just that. This highly-efficient system prevents dust formation, reduces material spill, enables thorough belt-cleaning and minimises the risk of explosion at critical sections along the conveyor route and at transfer points. An important advantage is that this system, unlike conventional systems, is also proven to work perfectly well with moist and sticky materials.
AirScrape is a highly-effective side seal that lies over the conveyor belt, without contact, and creates negative pressure on the belt, due to its specially-designed lamella structure. Because this system hovers freely above the conveyor belt, skirt friction and belt damage is eliminated and service life of every component of the conveyor is extended.
It has solved the problems of “moist and sticky” conditions in many industries. A perfect example of this system’s success, can be seen at a processing plant which specialises in processing slag and ashes from waste incineration plants into usable raw materials.
Airscrape’s six-week trial operation period showed that although cleaning at critical points is necessary once a week , 90% of the time previously spent cleaning, is now available for productive work at the plant.
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Ken Mouritzen, Tel: (031) 274-8270