Posted on May 28, 2019 in Material Handling
High-performing conveyor belts are vital to your production and customer service. If you start to notice spillage around the head pulley and carryback or an increasingly worn conveyor belt scraper, these are signs your cleaning system is ready for an inspection. In many cases, you will find the problem lies with the scraper blade.
Let’s look at the top reasons to ensure you have the right conveyor belt scraper:
Less spillage and carryback. Material can stick to the belt and then fall and spill on the return side of the conveyor, creating cumbersome maintenance. It can also cause excessive build-up and wear, as well as belt misalignment. The right conveyor belt scraper removes the material at the head pulley and keeps material moving properly through transfer points.
A safer plant. A clean conveyor restricts fugitive dust that can lead to hazards such as combustible dust getting airborne, inhalation of toxic particles, and slips or falls from accumulation under the belt.
Greater production and profitability. By minimizing debris and lost material, an efficient conveyor belt scraper contributes to less unwanted downtime and more output of usable product. Both support greater revenue for your business.
Optimal energy use. Material that sticks to the belt adds weight to it, making your system work harder and raising your energy costs. The right scraper blade will prevent this.
Extended belt life. Unrestrained carryback often damages rollers and idlers. It also causes the belt to drift, fray and mistrack. By reducing and controlling carryback, the right conveyor scraper keeps it out of the system so the belt can last and serve much longer.
The BEP1 Conveyor Belt Scraper
Benetech provides the conveyor cleaner you need for your belt size and speed. Applying our state-of-the-art AdvantEdge™ design and technology, the BEP1 scraper features an abrasion-resistant polyurethane blade that cleans the belt while protecting it from erosion and damage.
Simple to install and maintain, the BEP1’s compact modular design mounts easily even in limited space. Benetech blades are also able to be retrofitted to fit other cleaner brands.
To change the BEP1, you only need to take out a pin, remove the worn blade, slide in the new blade and replace the pin.
Benetech also offers replacement belt cleaner blades for high temperatures (pink blade), chemical resistance (navy blade) and abrasion resistance (yellow blade).
Upgrade Your Belt-Cleaning System Today
The BEP1’s characteristics make it ideal for coal-fired power plants, steel mills, aggregate, ports, cement plants, saw mills, pulp mills and mining. Produce more without stoppage, save time and cost on cleaning and maintenance, and increase your conveyor belt’s life and performance. Contact us at (630) 844-1300 to speak with a Benetech specialist.
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