REDWIRE Three ways to keep your conveyor clean

November 20, 2014 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.

Many industrial environments rely on conveyors to efficiently move materials from one location to another. If the systems aren’t properly maintained, though, the result is often downtime. And just like that, the company loses productivity, along with its competitive advantage. 

Conveyor cleaning brushes are one way to protect your investment. The following three options are worth considering: 

1. Spiral coil

These brushes are designed for high-speed applications that require constant brush pressure and contact for thorough cleaning. They are excellent for removing dried, sticky or hard-caked accumulations, and are available with various pitches of coils to configure the density of the brush to the cleaning application. Brushes are available as a coil only to be mounted on a shaft, or as a complete assembly, core and coil, custom engineered to the customer’s exact application.

2. Parallel strip

Straight brush strips are locked into aluminum extrusion cores. The paddle wheel effect, creating a flicking action, allows the brush to conform to irregular surfaces. Brushes are available with natural, synthetic or wire fill materials. 

3. Stationary strip

Metal-backed brush strips are used where a power source is not available or where the area for installation is very restricted. These are recommended for use in removing loose materials such as cereals, sugar, fertilizers, etc.

Mississauga, Ont.-based Associated Industrial Brush says its Magnum conveyor cleaning brushes help solve maintenance and downtime problems by removing buildup and carryover on conveyor belts. Contact the company for more information.