Conveyor Belt Skirting

Conveyor Belt Skirting

Conveyor belt skirting is normally used at transfer points to prevent spillage. There are a wide range of different systems available – not all of them good.

We have three basic systems:

  • Ultraclad 800 for coke or belts carrying a thick bed of material
  • A self-adjusting ‘floating’ seal that sits on the belt under its own weight
  • K Skirt – a rubber seal with a double sealing arrangement to give improved performance and long life

What Makes Us Different?

With a company history that goes back to 1972, Hoverdale have a unique combination of experience and engineering know-how that we can guarantee you won’t find anywhere else. We can solve problems where others have failed. We have distinguishing factors that we hope will be relevant to you, including:

  • All of our systems are designed to move with the belt and are self-adjusting – all other systems need adjustment and maintenance
  • We manufacture all of our conveyor belt skirting in the UK, offering our own range of products to do the job perfectly each time
  • We offer a free survey and report to assess the situation and make recommendations
  • We offer a free trial of one to four recommendations
  • We stand behind our products 100% – if any of our products don’t  give the service they should, we will sort it out
  • We tailor our solutions to meet your needs
  • We offer total transparency – you get the best advice from the people who are directly involved in engineering and installing the solutions

Common Customer Objectives

Our customers decide to use us because they want to:

  • Prevent leakage and spillage from systems that don’t ride with the belt
  • Find a solution that they can fit & forget – providing seals that will work for the lifetime of the belt
  • Remove side wall damage that can be costly to fix and cause significant spillage problems
  • Deal with a company that can engineer solutions to meet their needs
  • Make significant savings in operating costs
  • Increase plant availability
  • Solve a problem that they have been unable to solve elsewhere

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do to reduce spillage at transfer points?

We have 3 systems that can help to reduce spillage at transfer points. Each of them can do the job & there will be one that will be able to deliver the right solution to your problem at the right cost. Give us a call & we’ll be happy to advise.

How can I reduce the maintenance costs on transfer points?

There are a number of ways of doing this: By using the correct skirting, you can reduce maintenance & clean-up costs. We can also advise as to how to strategically reinforce your plant using our hard metal expertise so as to give you the most long-lasting system at the most cost-effective rate. Finally, our conveyor cleaners & trackers can ensure that your materials discharge where they are supposed to so that you minimise friction, belt damage & structural damage.

Do you have a skirt that moves with the belt?

Yes. Our K skirt & Atlastaseal products move with the belt to ensure the most effective seal and to maximise belt life.

How Can We Add Value?

Our self-adjusting systems ‘ride’ with the belt and need no adjustment, only replacement when they are worn out.

These systems generally give significant savings on maintenance & clearing-up. A typical example might be:

Before

  • Normal clear-up twice a week (8 hours with truck) £500 per week
  • Fitter to adjust & replace £240 per week
  • Annual cost: £38,480

 

After  (Assuming a typical order of skirt seal & installation: £2,000)

  • Clear-up – 2 hours per month £130 per month
  • Fitter to adjust & replace £480 per 8 months
  • Annual cost £2,280

Savings: £36,200 per transfer point

Our Offer To You

Operating a bulk material handling plant is an expensive business made more difficult by excessive down time and costly maintenance. It is important that the best possible equipment and materials are used to minimise these difficulties which is where Hoverdale’s area of experience lays.

In every case, we enable customers to:

  • Reduce downtime due to unscheduled break downs
  • Save on equipment cost & renewal costs
  • Save man hours on maintenance
  • Minimising & eliminating lost production
  • Increase their bottom line by achieving savings in all of the above

We would like to offer you a free site survey with a report and recommendations. We offer a pro rata payment plan where if you accept our recommendation you only pay the full price when we achieve our promised results. We can work with you to achieve the planned maintenance program by making components last longer by the strategic use of hard metals/ceramics.

CONTACT US

If you would like to take advantage of Hoverdale's 45 years of industry expertise, please call us on +44 (0)116 284 1113 or get in touch using the contact form below.

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