Four scraper maintenance tips

If you have a scraper but still have spills, it is most likely not installed or maintained correctly.

  • Loosen the scraper and knock off any mass that has built up on the hard metal that lies against the belt. It’s the metal that does the best scraping job.
  • Ensure that the scraper lies evenly against the entire tape. If any scraper segments are not adjacent to the belt, they must be replaced.
  • Ensure that all scraper segments have hard metal. If the tip has fallen off, replace the scraper segment.
  • Ensure that the scraper is tensioned so that it lies firmly against the conveyor belt. If there are gaps or slack, this may indicate that the entire scraper has been installed incorrectly and needs to be adjusted.

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