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New pre-cleaner targets material carryback on conveyors

US-headquartered Flexco has developed the EZP1T, an advanced version of its proven EZP1 pre-cleaner for conveyor belt systems.

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New pre-cleaner targets material carryback on conveyors

The models in this new series incorporate a torsion spring instead of a tension spring, which means they take up less space than the standard version. Flexco said that conveyor system operators also benefit from faster and easier installation.


The EZP1T is available with four different polyurethane blades, depending on the application. These include a version for the extremely high temperatures encountered in mining and a version that is resistant to chemicals.


Carryback material that adheres to a conveyor belt is a considerable cost factor for conveyor system operators because it is lost. These residues can be moist, sticky, dry, acidic or abrasive, depending on the ambient temperature.


Because of this pre-cleaners mounted on the pulley can remove most of this material, but installing them is often a challenge. “Experts are required for this work, and the components don’t always have the right dimensions for the system’s supporting structure,” said Flexco.


“Flexco has therefore enhanced its proven EZP1 pre-cleaner and launched the EZP1T series. The new design features a torsion spring in place of the tension spring in the standard version. This significantly reduces the necessary installation space.”


Like the standard version with a tension spring, the EZP1T is also suitable for cleaning belts with mechanical connectors. “When a connector passes the blade, the blade quickly turns away from the belt and is immediately returned by the torsion spring to its position,” the manufacturer explained.


“There is no damage to the belt and the cleaning process is interrupted only briefly. For better cleaning of reversible belts the pre-cleaner can be mounted at each of the two pulleys.” The EZP1T is available for belt widths of 300mm to 1,800mm.


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