Why cleaning of belt is necessary for belt conveyor
The resolution of carryback problem is a common challenge in most conveyor installations, especially those handling wet or sticky bulk materials. In other words, a small percentage of the conveyed material is usually not discharged with the bulk of the load stream and adheres to the belt surface. This results in the need of frequent downtime for maintenance and clean-up operations, with consequent loss of production. Indeed, the accumulation of dirt and residual material on the return strand may damage other components, such as rollers and idlers, and may jeopardize the functioning of the whole conveyor. Moreover, the added weight of the material stuck to the belt makes the conveyor work harder and use more energy. In conclusion, the use of efficient cleaning devices is needed to prevent and reduce material loss and damaging accumulation in the conveyor line.