Significance of Skirting Rubber in Conveyor Applications

14 April 2020

Skirting rubber is common to every  conveyor application and paramount in the prevention of spillage at material loading points. It is a specifically designed rubber sheet used as sealing strip on conveyor system loading, transfer and discharge points. Skirting rubber is used to direct material onto the conveyor belt and reduce spillage. Below are other reasons why skirting rubber is significant in conveyor applications.

Skirting Rubber Basics

Skirting rubber is a general purpose rubber used mainly in the mining industry as a side skirt on conveyor belt systems to prevent the materials falling down. By default, skirting rubber is supplied without any chamfers. Where required, an edge can be chamfered to your preferred angle to optimise contact with the conveyor belt.

Skirting Rubber is Suited for Conveyor Systems

The skirting rubber is made with the composition of the unique blend of the natural and synthetic rubber which is totally suited for use as a sealing skirt across the conveyor belts on the conveyor systems.

Skirting Rubber Vary in Many Aspects

The skirting rubber are produced in such a way that they are totally available in a number of the varieties which is dependent on the hardness or the specific gravity or the fire resistance.

Skirting Rubber are Durable

These skirting rubber sheets totally create a strong seal once they are adjusted properly and that is why they are totally used to prevent the dust pollution and the material spillage.

Skirting Rubber has Excellent Abrasion Resistance

Skirting rubber has excellent abrasion resistance including cut and tear strength and is designed to flex against the conveyor belt cover to create a seal once adjusted. This reduces both material spillage and dust escaping but also lowers the friction created between the skirting rubber and conveyor belt cover. This pro-longs the life of the skirt by reducing the drag on the conveyor system and minimises the wear to the conveyor belt cover itself.

Skirting Rubber is Suited for Confined Spaces

To ensure a proper seal, conveyor skirting rubber must be adjusted regularly to prevent leakage. The quick-clamp skirt system allows plant operators to fit, release and adjust skirting rubber easily without tools. The system is ideally suited to awkward and confined spaces.

Skirting Rubber Specifications

The type of skirting rubber used should be based on the applications specific requirements. Other considerations include shore hardness and sizes. Most suppliers provide skirting rubber that is produced in 40, 50, 60 shore hardness. They also sell skirting rubber in 15 and 20 metre rolls with the larger thicker sizes in 10 metre rolls.

If you need some skirting rubber for your conveyor applications, then you can get them from us at VSRP. We are experts in customised tooling design and manufacture of high-quality engineered rubber products according to the specifications of our customers.