Belt cleaners remove bulk material product build-up and prevent it from falling off at different points of the conveyor. Points along the return side of the belt can cause various conveyor belt maintenance problems due to carry-back. There are two general types of belt cleaners: Primary Belt Cleaners and Secondary Belt Cleaners.
Carry back can lead to:
- Excessive buildup and wear on conveyor belt idlers and pulleys.
- Conveyor belt misalignment due to the artificial crown created by the carry back.
- Accumulation of material falling off conveyor belt idlers and structure to the ground or on buildings, vehicles or even people.
- Negative and unsafe work environment.