The series of innovative conveyor belt cleaners help eliminate carryback and the problems it causes. Service crews spend up to two hours/day shovelling and washing down accumulation from beneath the conveyors and by minimising the need for staff to work close to fast-moving belts, the cleaners help diminish the chance of accidents or injury.
Instead, by returning fines to the material flow, the company is able to reduce risk and improve overall process efficiency, saving thousands of dollars in lost material and unproductive maintenance time.
North American Limestone Corporation supplies a range of limestone products from its complex in, Indiana, to a number of industries in the Midwest, including fine-grind materials and high-calcium crushed limestone, The facility employs a series of crushers, mills, screens and other equipment, with material transported primarily by conveyor.
A growing amount of material was being carried back from the unloading points, which would accumulate and eventually create mounds of spillage that piled up beneath the structure.
Martin Engineering recommended its PV Primary Cleaner with Twist Tensioner for key locations along the conveyor network throughout the facility. The aggressive blade angle can remove even wet, sticky sand from belts 450-1,800mm wide, says Martin Engineering.