CEMA publishes new standard for ranking of conveyor belt cleaners
First publishedin Aggregates Business International
The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) has issued a new standard for the ranking of conveyor belt cleaners, a long-awaited publication that provides performance-based guidelines for specifying belt cleaners by establishing a specific formula for determining the level of difficulty in a given application.
The goal of rating the application difficulty is to assist in appropriate cleaner selection, facilitating a suitable choice so both end-user and supplier can be satisfied with the result. The new standard is included in the 7th edition of the CEMA book, Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials, in the section on belt cleaning.
According to the organisation’s website, the Classification of Applications for Bulk Material Conveyor Belt Cleaning has been established to provide a uniform method for determining the application class of any individual belt conveyor.
Conveyor engineers are also expected to benefit from the new standard, as they can now specify a belt cleaner rating without relying on a manufacturer’s proprietary technical information.