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5 Benefits of Conveyor Skirting

Conveyor skirting is a product that maintains a dust seal between the chute structure and the conveyor belt. It is usually made out of rubber strips and mechanical grips, which keeps the rubber in place. As materials enter the top of the chute, some is converted into dust particles as it falls.

Without a conveyor skirting system, the dust particles become airborne and escape the system, which will lead to loss of material and create a health and safety hazard.

What Type of Materials Handled Would Benefit?

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Almost all bulk handling materials would benefit from a conveyor skirting system.

Bulkier materials, such as unrefined mineral ores, have a tendency to break off into smaller particles and form dust.

Finer materials, such as sand, grain, sugar, salt and wood chips, would also benefit from a conveyor seal to prevent material wastage.

5 Benefits of Conveyor Skirting

1. Dust Suppression​

Almost all bulk handling materials would benefit from a conveyor skirting system. Bulkier materials, such as unrefined mineral ores, have a tendency to break off into smaller particles and form dust.

Finer materials, such as sand, grain, sugar, salt and wood chips, would also benefit from a conveyor seal to prevent material wastage.

2. Minimises Material Loss​

In a perfect world, 100% of materials conveyed would arrive at their destination point.However, due to various factors such as conveyor speed, incline angle, roller/idler type (flat or troughed), material consistency, environmental factors and more, materials are often spilled or blown off the belt.

Effective conveyor skirting can reduce the amount of material lost by preventing spillage and airborne material wastage.

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3. Reduces Conveyor Belt Damage​

Mistracking belts can cause wear and tear to a conveyor belt, so keeping the belt aligned is key to reducing belt damage.

Conveyor skirting is a good option to keep conveyor belts tracking correctly to increase its service life.

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4. Lower Cleaning Costs​

Dust pollution and material spillage and buildup require ongoing cleaning and maintenance to ensure the safe and smooth running of a conveyor system.

The lack of a conveyor skirting system will require more maintenance, which can be costly due to cleaning labour and system shutdowns. Therefore, an effective conveyor skirting system will lower overall cleaning costs.

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5. Increased Overall Productivity​

Conveyor skirting can increase your conveyor’s overall productivity. By suppressing dust, health and safety incidents are minimised. By preventing material loss, a higher product yield can be achieved.

Reduced conveyor belt damage and lowered cleaning costs requires less maintenance to prevent belt tracking issues and material build up. Less downtime leads to increased cost benefits.

Flexiseal® Conveyor Skirting: The Solution to Your Conveyor Skirting Needs

DYNA Engineering’s Flexiseal® conveyor skirting has been especially designed with unique features, making Flexiseal® superior to conventional conveyor skirting.

Flexiseal® incorporates a dynamic design that, when compared to conventional conveyor skirting:

  • Automatically compensates for varying belt movements, sustaining an effective seal
  • Reduces further belt wear
  • Automatically maintains correct pressure of the skirting rubber on the belt
  • Does not require any adjustments

The low maintenance design uses a patented quick release clamping mechanism. The design incorporates a CAM to securely hold the rubber seal in place.

For more information on Flexiseal®, see our Conveyor Skirting page or read our blog post What Does Conveyor Skirting Do?

Find out more about what DYNA Engineering can do for you today. Contact us at dyna@dynaeng.com.au

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