Conveyor Scrapers – Types and Benefits of Conveyor Belt Cleaners

Feb 20, 2024

Conveyor systems are the unsung heroes of various industries, efficiently transporting goods and materials from one point to another. However, for these systems to function optimally, regular maintenance is crucial. Conveyor scrapers play a vital role in ensuring the longevity and efficiency of conveyor belts. In this blog, we’ll explore the different types of Benefits of Conveyor Belt Cleaners, with a focus on the benefits they offer in maintaining conveyor systems.

Types of Conveyor Cleaners:

Primary Belt Cleaners:

Primary belt cleaners are the first line of defence against debris and material build-up on the conveyor belt to remove the majority (up to 80%) of the fines at the discharge point of the conveyor. They are typically installed on the discharge (head/tripper) pulley and work to remove larger debris and bulk materials from the belt surface. Primary belt cleaners are essential in preventing carry back, which can cause belt damage and misalignment. At TS Global, our primary belt cleaners are constructed using 304-grade stainless steel (316-grade is available upon request), our primary belt cleaners come in a range of: H tungsten, H poly, XHD and EP cleaner. we offer a range of Primary belt cleaners that employ screw, spring, air bag, or hydraulic cylinder mechanisms to apply tension to the conveyor belts carry side. As well as single or spilt retractable cleaning tip cartridges for safe and efficient maintenance of our belt cleaners.

Secondary Belt Cleaners:

Secondary belt cleaners are positioned after the primary cleaners and provide a more thorough cleaning of the belt. They work to remove smaller particles and residual material that the primary cleaners might have missed. These cleaners are crucial for ensuring a clean and well-maintained conveyor belt. TS global offer water spraying options for secondary cleaners in P cleaner and R cleaner range. Our secondary belt cleaner range also includes U cleaners, tuff line cleaners and ES cleaners. Secondary belt cleaners come in a variety of tensioning methods that employ screw, spring, air bag, or hydraulic cylinder mechanisms to apply a tension to the belt for optimal cleaning.

Tertiary Cleaners:

Tertiary cleaners are the final stage of belt cleaning and are installed after secondary cleaners, tertiary cleaners are the final stage of cleaning for a conveyor belt system. They are responsible for removing the finest particles and materials left on the belt, ensuring a nearly spotless conveyor surface. Tertiary cleaners play a critical role in preventing material carry back, improving overall conveyor efficiency.

Benefits of Conveyor Cleaners:

Improved Conveyor Belt Lifespan:

One of the primary benefits of using conveyor cleaners is an extended conveyor belt lifespan. Clean belts are less prone to wear and tear, reducing the need for costly replacements and downtime. Conveyor belt cleaners help maintain the integrity of the belt, ensuring it can carry materials effectively over an extended period.

Increased Conveyor Efficiency:

Cleaner belts operate more efficiently, leading to increased productivity. When debris and material build-up are minimized, conveyor systems run smoother, reducing the risk of jams, misalignments, and breakdowns. This, in turn, leads to improved production and reduced operational disruptions.

Enhanced Workplace Safety:

Conveyor belt cleaners help create a cleaner and safer working environment. By preventing material spillage and minimizing dust emissions, they reduce the risk of accidents and improve overall workplace safety. Fewer material spillages also mean less risk of slip and fall incidents.

Reduced Maintenance Costs:

Regular cleaning of conveyor belts with belt cleaners reduces the need for frequent maintenance and repairs. With cleaner belts, maintenance intervals are extended, and the cost of spare parts and labour is significantly reduced.

TS Global is a renowned Australian manufacturer specializing in conveyor systems componentry. With a focus on innovative solutions and a commitment to quality, they offer a range of conveyor belt cleaners designed to meet the specific needs of diverse industries.

TS Global’s conveyor belt cleaners are known for their durability, efficiency, and ease of maintenance. They are engineered to withstand harsh operating conditions, contributing to the longevity of conveyor systems. TS Global’s commitment to sustainability is also evident in their product offerings, with eco-friendly options that align with modern environmental standards.