Something as simple as a crosswind on a conveyor without a cover can cause the belt to mistrack. In particular, high conveyor structures with steep inclines can be prone to this type of mistracking due to the exposure to high winds. Other factors such as the belt width, the weight of the product pulling on the belt and the troughing angle, all combine to affect the overall product surface that is caught by the wind.
The off-centre tracking of the belt occurs when a belt is constantly subjected to a sidewind. To help prevent the belt mistracking, as well as potential product loss from the crosswind, we recommend the installation a series of K-Wind Guards to act as an effective shield from the elements.
K-Wind Guards are made of 1.2mm thick ZincAnneal steel sheet and have cross breaks for added stiffening. They are available in 2 sizes 883mm x 530mm & 578mm x 430mm and have hemmed edges to avoid injury. Kinder & Co’s K-Wind Guards are simple to install by bolting on to the existing frames.
If you would like more information on Kinder & Co’s K-Wind Guards, or any other items in our Conveyor Hardware product range, please contact one of our sales engineers on 03 9587 9244 or email them on [email protected]
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