Conveyors, Transfers, Chutes

Belt edge sag lets down conveyors

The weight pressure of transferred material load can cause conveyors to sag in between the supporting idlers.

Most often this is seen at the transfer point of the conveyor system, with the formation of a gap between the belt and the skirting.

Belt edge sag can lead to material spillage, dust, risk to personal safety, increased maintenance costs and increased operating costs.

Supporting the belt from underneath at the transfer point so that the line of travel remains consistent and flat helps retain material.

Kinder Australia has designed and engineered the K-Shield Impact Belt Support System to provide this support at high impact conveyor transfer points.

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Each cradle is custom engineered to suit a wide variety of heavy material applications – with rigidity to provide extra support under the movement of the conveyor belt, stabilising the load at the transfer point.

The 12-millimetre thick UHMW polyethylene wear surface allows the belt to slide freely over the cradle surface, and the smooth curved trough supports the belt over the entire surface. The skirting and seals can work more effectively, preventing costly belt edge damage and material spillage.

The K-Sure Belt Support System uses the existing conveyor idler frames and load, carrying the centre conveyor roller. The wing rollers are then replaced by the K-Sure Belt Support System’s universal adaptor brackets and low friction polymer belt support rails.

The K-Sure Belt Support System requires no pre-engineering, adjustments or special tools. It is available in a standard two-metre length assembly kit. Other lengths can be modified upon request.

The support system is designed to provide a consistent and stable support for the troughed conveyor belt profile by reducing the number of rotating conveyor components.

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