Choosing the right cleats for the conveyor is a key issue that affects its efficiency and safety. It is worth paying attention to the type of transported material, its shape and structure. If it is a light and oval material, it is better to use higher cleats, while in the case of heavy and flat material, even a 20 mm high cleat can handle it.
It is also worth paying attention to the working angle of the conveyor. In some cases, it is necessary to use a rubber valance at the edges of the belt to prevent the material from sliding around the sides. However, if the working angle of the conveyor is properly selected, it is enough to use a cleats with a greater height.
Choosing the right cleats – which cleats are better?
There is really no clear answer to this question. Hot vulcanized or cold glued rubber. Although hot vulcanized cleats have one advantage – they are ideal for transporting hot material. However, if you are transporting material at normal temperature, there are no contraindications to the use of cold glued cleats. They are equally durable, and their strong adhesion to the tape prevents their detachment as a result of use.
Choosing the right cleats for your conveyor – if you have any doubts, you can consult an experienced specialist (click and go to contact). It is also worth paying attention to the information contained in the technical drawings of the conveyor and in the specification. They may prove helpful in the process of selecting the appropriate cleats.