Motion Control & Drives


Conveyor systems for grain applications

February 2019 Motion Control & Drives

BLTWorld offers dependable solutions for specific problems at the transfer points of conveyor systems in bulk materials handling, for example, grain in the food and beverage industry.

“ScrapeTec Trading’s German-engineered products have been specially developed for the prevention of dust formation and material spill, and for more efficient belt cleaning at critical sections along the conveyor route and transfer points,” says Ken Mouritzen, managing director, BLTWorld, distributors for ScrapeTec Trading in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. “AirScrape, DustScrape and SpeedScrape systems, which are easy to assemble and operate, form an important part of our custom-designed solutions service, to meet exact bulk material conveyor project requirements.

“Correct installation of suitable equipment ensures cost efficiency, optimum performance and safety, reduced risk of breakdown and extended service life of the conveyor system. The DustScrape dust filter system, which is used in conjunction with the contact-free AirScrape conveyor belt skirting system, provides an effective, energy-free dust emission prevention solution. The compact and lightweight system complies with most new dust prevention guidelines and prevents health and safety issues on-site. It also minimises product loss, by effectively preventing material from being blown into the surrounding environment.”

DustScrape consists of a durable filtering cloth that is installed above the conveyor belt, to retain dust particles, while remaining permeable to circulating air. This long-lasting filter cloth is available with different qualities for specific applications, e.g. grain transfer.

The DustScrape system comprises a filter cloth, support arches and skirts, arms to hold the system above the belt and a rubber curtain to eliminate further dust development – all sized to specific requirements. It is easy to install and can be retrofitted to existing conveyors for continuous or periodic operation.

Selection of the correct AirScrape size depends on the loading width of the conveyor belt and the required load-free zone of the belt edges. The AirScrape conveyor belt skirting system is installed above the load-free zone and generates the air-intake from outside, into the system. The generated airflow from above the conveyed material then gets filtered through the filter cloth, retaining any dust particles which are re-deposited back into the material flow.

For more information contact Ken Mouritzen, BLTWorld, +27 31 274 8270, ken@bltworld.com, www.bltworld.com




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