It has been estimated that the maintenance costs to keep rotating machinery such as conveyors working effectively, can account for 30 – 50% of the total operating costs. But this figure does not include the lost production time accrued in downtime for stoppages to fix the conveyor and install replacement parts. Of this maintenance function, there is a distinction between regular preventative actions and intermittent reactive maintenance.
Introducing Kinder & Co.’s K-Wrapper Dewatering Idler – a preventive maintenance tool engineered to extract excess water on the conveyor belts’ surfaces, which, if left moist, can lead to belt misalignment, as well as the conveyed material slipping or spilling from the belt itself. Uncontrolled loss of product can quickly lead to a major safety hazard.
The K-Wrapper Dewatering Idler is made from long lasting and corrosion proof polyurethane and has a low-tension effect on belt cleaning. The K-Wrapper Dewatering Idler is belt friendly, is available for all belt widths and is suitable for reversing conveyors, as well as high-speed conveyors. Once installed and swapped into place with a current idler, the K-Wrapper requires no reactive maintenance.
Written by Kinder & Co. Edited by Jonathan Rowland.
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