Challenge: This sand and gravel plant was experiencing massive build-ups of carry back.
The challenge was to be able to install a conveyor belt pre-cleaner that could eliminate
the carry-back and provide better cleaning efficiency in an extremely limited space.
Manual excavation everyday with continuous high pressure water on the ground was being
used to prevent the build up. This process caused increased labor and housekeeping
problems and became very costly to the customer. Also the water on the floor surrounding
the conveyor was contaminating the product.
Solutions: To eliminate the carry-back problem within the limited space, the recommendation
was to install ASGCO®’s Mini-Skalper® IV system with E-Z Torque® Tensioner.
This pre-cleaner is designed for small diameter pulleys where space and size is a factor.
ASGCO®’s Mini-Skalper® IV system is ideal in situations where the head pulley is
less then 16” (400mm) in diameter or tight locations.
Results: After installation of the ASGCO® Mini-Skalper® IV pre-cleaner,
the need for continuous high pressure cleaning was eliminated.
Clean up is now reduced to once every other week. The belt operates
much more efficiently, spillage has been virtually eliminated, and the
lifespan of the belt will increase dramatically. This plant now
experiences much less downtime, requires far less clean up and
promotes a much safer working environment for its employees.