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Control of dust and spills in conveyor systems

28 September 2020 Other technologies

BLT World’s contact-free Airscrape conveyor belt skirting system, developed by Scrapetec, eliminates dust and spills on belts and transfers and minimises maintenance requirements of conveyor systems. An added bonus is that it copes efficiently with the challenges of moist and sticky materials. This highly efficient system prevents dust formation, reduces material spill, enables thorough belt cleaning and minimises the risk of explosion at critical sections along the conveyor route and at transfer points. An important advantage is that it also works well with moist and sticky materials.

AirScrape is a highly effective side seal that lies over the conveyor belt, without contact and creates negative pressure on the belt due to its specially designed lamella structure. Because the system hovers freely above the conveyor belt, skirt friction and belt damage are eliminated and service life of every component of the conveyor is extended.

Airscrape has solved the problems of moist and sticky conditions in many industries. A perfect example of its success can be seen at a processing plant which processes slag and ashes from waste incineration plants into usable raw materials. “Prior to the installation of Airscrape, the team had to spend hours each day cleaning unplanned material spills from the belt periphery and transfer points,” explains managing director, Ken Mouritzen. “The Airscrape system works efficiently, even with difficult materials and significantly reduces material spills on belts and transfers.”

For more information contact Ken Mouritzen, BLT World, +27 31 274 827, ken@bltworld.com,




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