What Does Conveyor Skirting Do?
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 of the material is converted into dust particles as it falls. This can lead to product wastage and a health and safety issue for surrounding staff.
Conveyor skirting maintains an effective seal that prevents dust from escaping the conveyor system.
Flexiseal®: The Solution to Your Conveyor Skirting Needs
DYNA Engineering’s Flexiseal® conveyor skirting has been especially designed to create an effective seal between the conveyor structure and the conveyor belt.
There are some unique features which makes Flexiseal® superior to conventional conveyor skirting.
A common issue with conventional skirt seal systems is that they commonly fail to maintain an effective seal with the belt.
Flexiseal® is a dynamic system that automatically compensates for loaded and unloaded conveyor belt profiles, both horizontal and vertical belt movement and belt mistracking, allowing it to maintain consistent contact with the conveyor belt and sustain an effective seal.
Automatic Pressure Control Mechanism
Conveyor belt wear is a common issue that plagues conventional skirting systems.
It is easy to over-tighten conventional systems which puts undue pressure on the conveyor belt and results in an increase in the wear of the conveyor belt.
Flexiseal® incorporates an automatic pressure control mechanism which maintains the correct pressure of the skirting rubber on the conveyor belt. This makes it impossible to over-tighten the skirting.
Consistently maintaining the correct pressure, combined with its high surface area and evenly distributed contact area, greatly reduces conveyor belt wear within the sealing area.
Diagonal Grooving Channels
With its specially designed diagonal grooving channels, Flexiseal® reduces stray material which can become trapped under the skirting system, and transports it back to the conveyor belt.
This helps reduce damage to the conveyor belt, as entrapped material can cause abrasive wear and grooving.
This is a particular issue when conveying hard and abrasive material.
Quick Release System
Flexiseal® has been designed to be as low maintenance and simple as possible. On conventional skirting systems, fasteners are required to keep the skirting in place.
Fasteners frequently seize, cause material build-up, rip and tear off. Our design uses a patented quick release clamping mechanism incorporating a CAM to securely hold the rubber seal in place.
When the seal eventually wears out, the quick release clamping systems allows the new rubber strip to be inserted and clamped in position without any adjustments. There is no need for any adjustments to be done to the seal or system.
No Adjustments Required
On conventional skirting systems, frequent adjustments are required to keep the skirting rubber in proximity of the conveyor belt to maintain the seal.
As the skirting rubber and conveyor belt rub together, a groove begins to wear into the belt. Flexiseal® does not require any adjustments, due to its dynamic design.
The curved rubber sections maintain contact with the conveyor belt regardless of seal wear, belt sag, belt condition or belt mistracking.
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