CASE STUDY : K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System - Bunbury, Western Australia

CASE STUDY : K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System - Bunbury, Western Australia from Kinder Australia Pty Ltd

By: Kinder Australia Pty Ltd  27-Nov-2013
Keywords: Material Handling Equipment, Conveyors, Polyurethane

Products : K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System Product Category : Conveyor Skirting & Transfer Location : Bunbury, Western Australia Conveyed Materials : Wood chip Installation Date : April 2012

Previous Problem

Our customer provides processing and exporting services to the plantation timber industry. The company has designed and operates a state of the art wood processing and export facility at the Port of Bunbury. All of the company's timber is processed at the facility in preparation for export to the company's international markets.

During the shipping loading process it is paramount that the functionality of the conveyor performs reliably. Any conveyor breakdowns or emergency maintenance that might occur during the allocated loading time, would cause a delay or detention of a ship during this timeslot. This would then potentially create significant additional expenses.

Grooves were beginning to form on the belt itself, where a rubber skirting product was being used. The customer’s objective in this situation was simple - to protect the belt from any further signs of wear damage.

Resolution

The customer has now installed the K-Snap-Loc Dust Deal System. The superior low friction properties of the engineered polyurethane has immediately prevented any further signs of wear to the belt covers. By maximising the efficiency in the materials conveyed and providing effective spillage, the investment in Kinder & Co’s K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal System has long term benefits.

The use of the K-Snap-Loc Dust Seal ensures that spillage and dust build up around the transfer points is removed and therefore maintenance time required to clean the area is reduced, ensuring that the conveyor can be ready reliably for loading without stoppages.

Benefits Achieved

• Field tested with 8 to 10 times the wear life over quality rubber
• 60% less coefficient of friction than rubber
• More energy efficient than rubber
• Non porous so can be used with materials from wet clay to iron ore
• Will not collect fines or other materials that can damage your belt
• Suitable for all belt widths and trough angles
• Available in 15.2m rolls of varying widths to suit most conveyor sizes

If you have a specific product enquiry, please contact one of our sales engineers on 03 9587 9244 or visit our website www.kinder.com.au

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