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Kinder releases new primary belt cleaner

World Coal,

The K-Smartscraper Primary Belt Cleaner is a new concept in belt cleaning.  It is lightweight in construction (weighing only 9kg) and is a high cleaning performance alternative to conventional tungsten carbide blade style belt cleaners.  The cleaning edge of the K-Smartscraper is made up of a series of high quality, abrasion resistant, ceramic tips.

Hardness is a good indicator of a material’s ability to withstand wear and abrasion: the K-Smartscraper’s ceramic tips have 92% alumina content, giving them a hardness rating of approximately 9 on the MOHS scale (for reference, the MOHS hardness rating of diamond is 10).

The ceramic tips are angled to skim clean the conveyor belt closely and efficiently, removing 90% of the carryback into the material flow and stopping the need to allocate resources to labour intensive clean-up work in awkward confined places on the conveyor structure as well as the surrounding area. 

Even if the belt is worn in the centre, or a crowned pulley is used to drive the belt, K-Smartscraper is capable of maintaining effective belt cleaning levels.

K-Smartscraper’s patented design spring-tensioned mounting system is self-adjusting and so reduces the need for further ongoing maintenance.  From an important personal safety perspective, the belt cleaner removes the hazard risk of working closely with moving conveyor machinery parts.

The simplicity of the design, combined with its lightweight structure, makes Kinder’s new primary belt cleaner relatively straightforward to install.  It is suitable for wet, powdery, sticky and high temperature materials including iron ore, limestone, coal, sinter, quarried products, clay, fertiliser and clinker.

Mounting options include Cross-type (standard), V-type and Paired. The belt cleaner is suitable for all belt widths.

Adapted from press release by Sam Dodson

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