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U-Type Secondary Belt Cleaner

Installation, Operation and Maintenance Manual

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U-Type Secondary Cleaner

Serial Number: Purchase Date: Purchased From: Installation Date: Serial number information can be found on the Serial Number Label included in the Information Packet shipped in the cleaner carton. This information will be helpful for any future inquiries or questions about belt cleaner replacement parts, specifications or troubleshooting.

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U-Type® Secondary Cleaner

..............................................12 5.................................................23 9...................................................2 1.2 Routine Visual Inspection .............................................................................................................................................4 3...............1 General Introduction ....................................................12 5.............................3 2..................................................................................................................................................14 6.....................................Stainless Steel U-Type with J-Bolt Tensioners .2 1...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................2 Operating Conveyors ................Pre-Installation Checks and Options ......Cleaners with J-Bolt Tensioners .........................4 3......................................................13 6.........1 Replacement Parts List.......................................Installation Instructions.......................................24 Section 10 ................................................................................Other Flexco Conveyor Products ................13 6....................................................2 1...............................Troubleshooting .............22 9.......................1 Pre-Op Checklist ............Specs and CAD Drawings................................3 Correct Blade Installation and Tensioning ...........................................2 Optional Installation Accessories.............................................Replacement Parts ......1 Stationary Conveyors .........................................1 Specs and Guidelines ........Pre-Operation Checklist and Testing................................................................................................................3 Service Option .............6 Cleaner Maintenance Checklist.....5 Maintenance Log .......................................................Important Information ................................................................................................................2 User Benefits ..........18 Section 8 ............22 9................................................................................3 Replacement Blades ...........................................................................................................................5 Section 4 ..............................4 Blade Replacement Instructions.......19 8.................2 CAD Drawing ........................................................................................................................................................................................................17 Section 7 .........Safety Considerations and Precautions .......................13 6.............................................................................................19 8.......................................................................25 1 .............................................................3 2.................U-Type with UST Tensioners...4 3........................................................3 Routine Physical Inspection ...........................................................................................................................................20 8....1 Checklist ................................................................................................................................................21 Section 9 .........................................................................................13 6.....................................................1 New Installation Inspection ..........16 6........................................................2 Replacement Parts List..........................2 Test Run the Conveyor .......Table of Contents Section 1 ..................12 Section 6 ..........................Maintenance............................................................................3 CAD Drawing ............................6 Section 5 ............................................................................................................3 Section 3 ....................................Cleaners with UST Tensioners .............................2 Section 2 .....

2 U-Type® Secondary Cleaner . It is essential for safe and efficient operation that the information and guidelines presented be properly understood and implemented.1 General Introduction We at Flexco are very pleased that you have selected a U-Type® Secondary Cleaner for your conveyor system. 1.3 Service Option The U-Type Secondary Cleaner is designed to be easily installed and serviced by your on-site personnel. it does however require correct installation and regular inspections and adjustments to maintain top working condition. This manual will help you to understand the operation of this product and assist you in making it work up to its maximum efficiency over its lifetime of service. please contact your field representative or our Customer Service Department: Web site: Flexco. However. maintenance procedures and troubleshooting tips.2 User Benefits Correct installation and regular maintenance will provide the following benefits for your operation: • Reduced conveyor downtime • Reduced man-hour labor • Lower maintenance budget costs • Increased service life for the belt cleaner and other conveyor components 1. This manual will provide safety precautions.Section 1 . installation instructions. operation and maintenance of this cleaner. please contact your local Flexco Field Representative. however. While we have tried to make the installation and service tasks as easy and simple as possible.com Customer Service: USA: 1-800-541-8028 Australia: 61-2-9680-3322 • China: 86-21-33528388 England: 44-1274-600-942 • Germany: 49-7428-9406-0 Mexico: 52-55-5674-5326 • South Africa: 27-11-608-4180 Please read this manual thoroughly and pass it on to any others who will be directly responsible for installation.Important Information 1. you have any questions or problems that are not covered. if you would prefer complete turn-key factory service. If.

be followed before undertaking the preceding activities. Flailing hardware can cause serious injury or death.147. Missiles can inflict serious injury. There are set-up. 2. feet and skull. 3 . 2. maintenance and operational activities involving both stationary and operating conveyors. Severe injury or death can result. Never touch or prod an operating cleaner. PPE must be worn to control the foreseeable hazards associated with conveyor belt cleaners. ! WarnIng Belt cleaners can become projectile hazards. Serious injuries can be avoided.Safety Considerations and Precautions Before installing and operating the U-Type Secondary Cleaner. springs and heavy components create a worksite that compromises a worker’s eyes. ! WarnIng Never adjust anything on an operating cleaner. Before working: • Lockout/Tagout the conveyor power source • Disengage any takeups • Clear the conveyor belt or clamp securely in place ! WarnIng Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): • Safety eyewear • Hardhats • Safety footwear Close quarters. it is important to review and understand the following safety information. Stay as far from the cleaner as practical and use safety eyewear and headgear. Each case has a safety protocol.Section 2 .1 Stationary Conveyors The following activities are performed on stationary conveyors: • Installation • Tension adjustments • Blade replacement • Cleaning • Repairs ! danger It is imperative that OSHA/MSHA Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) regulations. Failure to use LOTO exposes workers to uncontrolled behavior of the belt cleaner caused by movement of the conveyor belt. 9 CFR 1910. Cleaner hazards cause instantaneous amputation and entrapment. Unforseeable belt projections and tears can catch on cleaners and cause violent movements of the cleaner structure.2 Operating Conveyors There are two routine tasks that must be performed while the conveyor is running: • Inspection of the cleaning performance • Dynamic troubleshooting ! danger Every belt cleaner is an in-running nip hazard.

non-standard conveyor structures.0 21.Section 3 .1 Checklist • • • o o • • • • Check that the cleaner size is correct for the beltline width Check the belt cleaner carton and make sure all the parts are included Review the “Tools Needed” list on the top of the installation instructions Check the conveyor site: . 13.2 Optional Installation Accessories Versatile. 75666 Mounting Bracket Kit (includes 1 left and 1 right bracket) 76024 Pole Extender Kit (includes 2 pole extenders) • For cleaner sizes 72" (1800mm) and larger • Provides 30" (750mm) of extended pole length Optional Installation Accessories Description Mounting Bracket Kit Pole Extender Kit Ordering Number EZS2MBK MAPEK Item Code 75666 76024 Wt. Pole extenders are also available for wide.Pre-Installation Checks and Options 3.Will the cleaner be installed on a chute .Is the install on an open head pulley requiring mounting structure (see 3.9 4 U-Type® Secondary Cleaner .3 . Lbs. adjustable brackets that can be mounted on the conveyor structure so the U-Type cleaner can be quickly and easily bolted into place.Optional Installation Accessories) 3.

Pre-Installation Checks and Options 3. • Pole location too high - The intial cleaning will be concentrated to the outer edges of the belt. If contact is more on the outer edges with a gap in the center. If contact is more in the center with a gap on the outer edges. the U-Type blade must be located and tensioned correctly on the belt. failing to clean the outer edges efficiently. For tensioning. Correct Pole Location: When the blade contacts the belt (before tensioning) there should be blade-to-belt contact across the entire blade (Fig. Check the information provided with the tensioner being used or consult the installation instructions. • Tension too high - Although the cleaning may appear efficient. please follow these instructions. See “Possible Problems” below. • Tension too low - Without the optimal tension. the pole will need to be raised until full contact is achieved (Fig. 3 Fig. 1). If the cleaner pole is in the wrong location the performance of the new blade may be adversely affected. which could result in increased belt wear.3 Correct Blade Installation and Tensioning For optimal cleaning efficiency and long wear life. Fig. 1 Fig. 2). 2 5 . accelerated blade wear may occur. the pole will need to be lowered until full contact is achieved (Fig. and in some cases less efficiency on the outer edges of the belt.Section 3 . the cleaning efficiency is reduced and chatter or bouncing of the blade can occur. Possible Problems: • Pole location too low - The initial cleaning will be concentrated in the center of the belt. 3). failing to efficiently clean the center of the belt. Correct Tensioning: Correct tension is determined and set by blade width.

Min.for Flexco Solid Plate mechanically spliced and vulcanized belts. C-Blade . .for vulcanized belts. Tools Needed: Belt Direction 6-8" (150-200mm) • Tape measure • 3/4" (19mm) wrench • Ratchet with 3/4" (19mm) socket • Screwdriver • (2) 6" C-clamps (optional for locating mounting brackets) • Square (optional for locating belt height) • Permanent marker • Cutting torch and/or welder 6-8" (150-200mm) Min. V-Blade . • If welding. • For chute mounting it is necessary to cut an access hole. • For cleaner clearance requirements see chart on page 7.1 U-Type Cleaner Tensioner Adjusting Nut Mounting Bracket Set Screw & Lock Nut Blade Mounting Bracket Pole Bearing Pivot Shaft Bracket Slide Plate Slide Plate Set Screw & Lock Nut Bearing Mount Set Screw & Lock Nut Torque Arm Set Screw Adjusting Bolt & & Lock Nut Adjusting Bolt Lock Nut Mounting Bracket Set Screw & Lock Nut Adjusting Bolt & Adjusting Bolt Lock Nut Mounting Bracket Set Screw & Lock Nut J-Bolt Mount J-Bolt Jam Nut J-Bolt Mounting Bracket Tension Spring Bearing Mount Retaining Pin & Spring Clip Pole Bearing Stop Collar Adjusting Arm Pole Blade Retaining Screw & Lock Nut Pole Torque Arm Compression Spring Tension Adjusting Nut U-Type with UST Tensioner Parts List U-Type with J-Bolt Tensioner Parts List (Stainless Steel only) Physically lock out and tag the conveyor at the power source before you begin cleaner installation.Installation Instructions 4. Cleaner Location Options Chute wall Before You Begin: 6 U-Type® Secondary Cleaner • Double-check the blade type needed for your application: F-Blade . C U-Type Cleaner 6-8" (150-200mm) C B A Min. protect all fastener threads from weld spatter.for mechanically spliced belts. Min. (150-2 6-8" 00mm ) Head Pulley 4"(100mm) Min.Section 4 . • Follow all safety precautions when using a cutting torch. Can be used with mechanical splices (solid bolt fasteners) that are recessed (skived) into the belt cover (bolts must be ground on plate fasteners). See access hole dimensions on page 7.

Using a square. a. c.Installation Instructions (cont. 18" 24" 30" 36" 42" mm 450 600 750 900 1050 Clearance in. Point #2 Right Side 3" (75mm) Ref. 48" 54" 60" 72" 84" mm 1200 1350 1500 1800 2100 Clearance in. UST Tensioner Instructions 2U. Measure down 3" (75mm) from reference point #1 and mark reference point #2 (Fig. Point #2 Centerline on Bracket Fig.) Chute Mounting Access Hole Dimensions Belt Width 18" . and mark reference point #1 on structure.Section 4 . The U-Type may be positioned at any spot from where belt leaves head pulley on down the conveyor line (see positions A to B). NOTE: For U-Type cleaners using UST Tensioners.6U. b. 5 1/2 6 1/2 7 1/2 7 1/2 8 1/2 mm 140 166 191 171 217 U Cleaner Size in. lightly raise return side belt (take out cupping or sagging on edges) to find belt's true parallel path to the structure. Clamp or weld into position. Choose conveyor location where cleaner will be installed. proceed to steps 2U . For U-Types using J-Bolt Tensioners. it may be necessary to mount cleaner behind chute (see position C). skip ahead to Steps 2J . Point #1 Ref.8J. Install mounting brackets.84" (1200-2100mm) H Dimension 8" (200mm) 10" (250mm) (150mm) 6" Cleaner Clearance Requirements U Cleaner Size in. If a chute area is too small due to a snub pulley. Position mounting brackets so centerline marks on brackets are in line with reference points #2 on the structure (Fig. In chute applications a minimum of 6"-8" (150-200mm) is required between cleaner and chute wall to prevent clogging of material. 2Ub Mounting Bracket 7 . 2Ua). 2Ub). 9 1/2 9 1/2 9 1/2 10 1/4 10 1/4 mm 242 242 242 261 261 CLEARANCE 1. 2Ua Fig.42" (450-1050mm) 48" . Return Side Belt #1 #2 16" x 24" Square Structure Left Side Return Side Belt Belt Direction Ref.

b. Slider Plate Torque Arm Slider Plate Pole Bearing Pivot Shaft Bracket Belt Direction Torque Arm Pivot Shaft Bracket Pole Pole Bearing Pole Blade and torque arm must face in the direction of belt travel If clearance is an issue switch to opposite tensioner kit and assemble as shown. Tighten torque arm set screws and lock nuts on both sides of cleaner with the blade held parallel to the belt. 3Ud). 3Ua). 3Uc Fig. 4Ub 8 U-Type® Secondary Cleaner . Tighten adjusting arm set screws.) 3U.Installation Instructions (cont. Blade and troque arm must face in the direction of belt travel (Fig. 3Ua Fig. 2” gap before tensioning 2 Tighten spring tensioner nuts until blade is pivoted back to being parallel with the belt 1 Tighten torque arm set screws Spring tensioner nuts at end of threaded rod Fig. a.Section 4 . d. a. 4Ub). If clearance is an issue switch to opposite tensioner kit and assemble as shown (Fig. Attach pivot shaft bracket on one slider plate and insert one pole bearing with flange facing away from the belt (Fig. 3Ud 4U. 4Ua). 3Uc). The torque arm should not touch the pivot block (Fig. 3Ub Fig. Release the screw driver to let the blade pivot away from the belt. Slide second pole bearing and torque arm onto pole and attach pivot shaft bracket to remaining slider plate (Fig. Spring tension nuts should be moved near the end of the threaded rod. Rotate cleaner blade into a positon parallel to belt. Install the cleaner pole into the slider plates. b. Slide pole through pole bearing and torque arm. 3Ub). The gap between the torque arm and pivot block should be approximately 2" (Fig. 4Ua Fig. Insert a screwdriver or small rod through holes on end of cleaner pole. then position it into the other slider plate. Fig. Blade should not be touching belt at this time. c. Tighten spring tension nuts until blade is pivoted back to being parallel with the belt.

c. a.Section 4 . 5U). Set the blade tension. 6 1/8 5 7/8 5 1/2 5 3/8 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Silver Spring in.Installation Instructions (cont. and mark reference point #1 on the structure on both sides of the conveyor. 2Ja). 6U J-Bolt Tensioner Instructions . Also tighten slide plate set screws and lock nuts. Tighten lock nuts on adjusting bolts to secure blade in correct position. IMPORTANT: In some cases. Using a square. 6 3/8 6 1/4 6 1/8 6 5 7/8 5 3/4 5 5/8 5 1/2 N/A N/A White Spring in. 5U Lock Nut (for Cleaners with UST Tensioners) Adjusting Nuts Purple Spring in. b. a. due to irregular belt wear or cupping. Clamp or weld into position. Point #2 Centerline on Bracket Mounting Bracket Fig. Adjust by turning adjusting bolts either up or down (Fig. Install the mounting brackets onto the structure. Return Side Belt #1 #2 16" x 24" Square Structure Left Side Belt Direction Return Side Belt Ref. Adjust the blade to the belt. 5U). Fig. lightly raise return side belt (take out cupping or sagging on edges) to find belt's true parallel path to the structure. Please note. when fully tensioned there should be approximately 3/4" to 1-1/2" of space between the torque arm and pivot block (Fig. a. b. If blade is not in full contact with belt at edges and center. 2Jb). Position the mounting brackets so the centerline marks on the brackets are in line with reference points #2 on the structure (Fig. 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84 3/4”to 1-1/2” gap Adjusting Bolt Fig. Point #2 Right Side 3-3/8" (84mm) Ref. Point #1 Ref. Measure down 3-3/8" (84mm) from reference point #1 on both sides and mark reference point #2 (Fig. Spring Length Chart Blade Width in.) Slide Plate Set Screw and Lock Nut 5U. 6 3/8 6 1/4 6 1/4 6 1/8 6 1/8 6 5 7/8 5 7/8 5 1/2 5 3/8 mm 450 600 750 900 1050 1200 1350 1500 1800 2100 mm 154 148 140 136 128 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A mm 160 148 156 152 150 146 142 140 N/A N/A mm 162 160 158 156 154 152 150 150 140 136 Top of washer to top of torque arm 6U.For Stainless Steel Cleaners 2J. 6U). either raise or lower pole position of cleaner and reapply tension. c. 2Jb 9 . Adjust blade either up or down until both blade ends and the center make full contact with belt. 2Ja Fig. Set spring length to determined length (Fig. Loosen slide plate set screws and lock nuts. c. IMPORTANT: Always be sure there is uniform contact between blade and belt. b. it may be necessary to make final adjustments independently on both sides.

3Jb). Insert a screwdriver or small rod into hole on end of cleaner pole. 4Jb).Section 4 . Remove spring clip and pull retaining pin out of one bearing mount. b. Loosen bearing mount set screws and lock nuts. Retaining Pin Bearing Mount Bearing Mount Nylon Bearing Pole Fig. Nylon bearing will fit snugly into bearing mount (Fig. Also tighten bearing mount set screws and lock nuts. 3Ja Spring Clip Fig. it may be necessary to make final adjustments independently on both sides. Do not tighten set screw and lock nut at this time. due to irregular belt wear or cupping. Install second stop collar on other pole end. c. This line can be used as a reference point to ensure the pole/blade remains centered to belt while other steps are completed. 3Jb 4J. Tighten stop collar set screw and lock nut to hold blade parallel to belt. 4Ja). Stop Collar Blade Screwdriver or Small Rod Stop Collar Set Screw and Lock Nut Fig. Adjust blade either up or down until both blade ends and the center make full contact with belt. c. b. Tighten lock nuts on adjusting bolts to secure blade in correct position. IMPORTANT: In some cases. 3Ja). 5J . b. Reinsert retaining pin and lock into place with spring clip (Fig. Slide a nylon bearing onto each pole end with flanged end facing away from belt. Slide cleaner pole into bearing mount on the opposite side and then position it into bearing mount where retaining pin was removed. d. move blade into a positon parallel to belt (Fig. c. 4Ja Fig. With blade centered.) 3J. Install cleaner pole into bearing mounts in both mounting brackets. a. a. Slide one stop collar onto the most convenient pole end (Fig. 5J). Pushing on the rod. Install the stop collars. 4Jb 5J. Adjust blade to belt. a. draw a line around pole at nylon bearing. Remove nylon bearings from both bearing mounts. Blade should not be touching belt at this time.Installation Instructions (cont. Adjustments will be made by turning adjusting bolts either up or down (Fig. 10 U-Type® Secondary Cleaner Bearing Mount Set Screw And Lock Nut Adjusting Bolt Fig. Position the pole so that blade is centered to belt.

b. This is to prevent blade from moving into belt. Slide one adjusting arm onto pole end with stop collar that was not tightened (Fig. a. Set both stop collars to a clearance of 1/4" (6mm) for UV and UC cleaners.Installation Instructions (cont. Set the blade travel stop.030" Between Coils Belt Direction Fig. b. 6Jc). Stop Collar Stop Collar Fig. 9J). 7J). 8J).030" between all coils (use Spring Tension Gauge included in installation instruction packet. 6Ja Fig. Weld or bolt J-bolt mount into position. Mount the tensioning system. or 1/2" (13mm) for UF cleaners. Assemble tension spring and J-bolt mount to adjusting arm. f. 9J. e. Tighten adjusting arm set screw and lock nut to secure position on pole.) 6J. IMPORTANT: Allow at least 2" (50mm) of upward movement for J-bolt end for future adjustment. IMPORTANT: Always be sure there is uniform contact between blade and belt. Adjusting Arm J-Bolt Mount J-Bolt Tension Spring 2" (50Mm) Upward Movement Tension Spring Adjusting Arm J-Bolt Mount Adjusting Arm Fig. 8J. Adjust J-bolt to apply light tension on tension spring. Set the spring tension. b. The J-bolt mount can be mounted in any position (360 degrees) around pole. 9J 11 .) (Fig. Locate position for J-bolt mount (Fig. Tighten set screws and lock nuts. 7J Tensioner Adjusting Nut J-Bolt Jam Nut Tension Spring Spring Tension Gauge Clearance . Slide the second adjusting arm on pole end. c. The only requirement is that J-bolt and spring remain perpendicular to adjusting arm (Fig.Section 4 . Set up stop collar and assemble opposite tensioning system. If blade is not in full contact with belt at edges and center. 8J Bearing Mount Stop Clearance 1/4" (6mm) for UV and UC. 1/2" (13mm) For UF Fig. Loosen J-bolt jam nuts and turn tensioner adjusting nuts until both springs have a clearance of about . 6Jb Fig. a. 6Jb). either raise or lower pole position of cleaner and reapply tension. a. 6Jc 7J. assemble and mount tensioning system. from bearing mount stops (Fig. 6Ja). d. Loosen stop collar (Fig.

2 Test Run the Conveyor • Run the conveyor for at least 15 minutes and inspect the cleaning performance • Check the tensioner spring for recommended length (proper tensioning) • Make adjustments as necessary NOTE: Observing the cleaner when it is running and performing properly will help to detect problems or when adjustments are needed later.Pre-Operation Checklist and Testing 5.Section 5 . 12 U-Type® Secondary Cleaner .1 Pre-Op Checklist • • • • • Recheck that all fasteners are tightened properly Add pole caps Apply all supplied labels to the cleaner Check the blade location on the belt Be sure that all installation materials and tools have been removed from the belt and the conveyor area 5.

a check should be made for material buildup on the pulley • Significant signs of carryback be stopped for cleaner maintenance. Tighten or replace as needed.Section 6 .2 Routine Visual Inspection (every 2-4 weeks) A visual inspection of the cleaner and belt should look for: • If spring length is the correct length for optimal tensioning • If spring gap is correct for optimal tensioning (for J-Bolt tensioners) • If belt looks clean or if there are areas that are dirty • If blade is worn out and needs to be replaced • If there is damage to the blade or other cleaner components • If fugitive material is built up on cleaner or in the transfer area • If there is cover damage to the belt • If there is vibration or bouncing of the cleaner on the belt • If a snub pulley is used. Replace if needed. When the cleaner is installed a regular maintenance program should be set up. 6. • • If any of the above conditions exist. Make adjustments as needed. test run the conveyor to ensure the cleaner is performing properly 13 . All safety procedures for inspection of equipment (stationary or operating) must be observed. For J-bolt Tensioners. a determination should be made on when the conveyor can 6.Maintenance Flexco belt cleaners are designed to operate with minimum maintenance.030" (. However.1 New Installation Inspection After the new cleaner has run for a few days a visual inspection should be made to ensure the cleaner is performing properly. • Ensure full blade to belt contact • Inspect the cleaner pole for damage • Inspect all fasteners for tightness and wear. Adjust the tension if necessary using the chart on the cleaner or the one on Page 15.7mm) gap between spring coils. use the spring tension gauge to set a . The U-Type® Belt Cleaner operates at the discharge end of the conveyor and is in direct contact with the moving belt. This program will ensure that the cleaner operates at optimal efficiency and problems can be identified and fixed before the cleaner stops working. • Replace any worn or damaged components • Check the tension of the cleaner blade to the belt. 6. • When maintenance tasks are completed. a physical inspection of the cleaner to perform the following tasks: • Clean material buildup off of the cleaner blade and pole • Closely inspect the blade for wear and any damage. to maintain superior performance some service is required. Only visual observations can be made while the belt is running.3 Routine Physical Inspection (every 6-8 weeks) When the conveyor is not in operation and properly locked and tagged out. Service tasks can be done only with the conveyor stopped and by observing the correct lockout/tagout procedures.

Maintenance 6. J-Bolt Tensioner: Loosen both J-bolt jam nuts and remove the tensioner adjusting nuts and flat washers.Tape measure - 3/4" (19mm) wrench . 1b 14 U-Type® Secondary Cleaner . allowing the pole to rotate against the stop collar and the blade to rotate down (Fig.4 Blade Replacement Instructions Blade Blade U-Type with J-Bolt Tensioner U-Type with UST Tensioner V-Blade C-Blade F-Blade U-Type Secondary Belt Cleaners U-Type Replacement Blades Physically lock out and tag the conveyor at the power source before you begin cleaner installation. allowing the pole to rotate the blade down (Fig.Blade . 1a Adjusting Nuts Fig.for vulcanized belts. Release the blade tension.for Flexco Solid Plate mechanically spliced and vulcanized belts V-Blade .Section 6 . Double check the blade type needed for your application: F . Can be used with mechanical splices (solid bolt fasteners) that are recessed (skived) into the belt cover (bolts must be ground on plate fasteners) Tensioner Adjusting Nut J-Bolt Jam Nut Tools Needed: . 1b).for mechanically-spliced belts C-Blade . 1a).Wire brush 1. UST Spring Tensioner: Loosen the tension adjusting nuts on the tensioner pivot rods. Pivot Rod Flat Washer Fig.

Turn the tensioner adjusting nuts until a . 2b Fig. c. insert a screwdriver under the blade and lightly pry the blade up and out of the blade holder (Fig. 4a Tensioner Adjusting Nut J Bolt Jam Nut 4. Loosen both locknuts and blade retaining screws Insert screwdriver. Run the conveyor for at least 15 minutes and inspect the cleaning performance. 6 3/8 6 1/4 6 1/4 6 1/8 6 1/8 6 5 7/8 5 7/8 5 1/2 5 3/8 mm 450 600 750 900 1050 1200 1350 1500 1800 2100 mm 154 148 140 136 128 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A mm 160 148 156 152 150 146 142 140 N/A N/A mm 162 160 158 156 154 152 150 150 140 136 Top of washer to top of torque arm Fig. pry up Clean buildup from blade holder Remove blade from blade holder Fig. Install the new blade. Lightly pull the pivot arm toward the end of the torque arm slot nearest the pole and turn the adjusting nuts until the required spring length is achieved (Fig. Fig. From one end. 3). NOTE: The chart is also on the cleaner’s pivot shaft bracket for future reference for retensioning maintenance.Always be sure there is uniform contact between the blade and the belt. Remove the worn blade. 4b 15 . Reset the blade tension. Fig. 4a).Section 6 . 2c 3. 6 1/8 5 7/8 5 1/2 5 3/8 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Silver Spring in. Inspect for full blade contact to the belt. Remove the blade from the holder and clean material buildup from holder with a wire brush (Fig. Loosen both locknuts on the blade retaining screws.030" between coils 5. Check the spring length for proper tensioning. b. J-Bolt Tensioner: Rotate the pole and insert the J bolts through the J bolt mount holes and install the flat washers and tensioner adjusting nuts. 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84 Adjusting Nuts Purple Spring in. pull it out by hand. 2c).030” gap (use Spring Tension Gauge included with cleaner) appears between all coils of the tension spring (Fig. 4b). a. UST Spring Tensioner: Refer to the chart for the spring length required for the belt width. a. 3 (for Cleaners with UST Tensioners) Spring Length Chart Blade Width in. 2a). 6 3/8 6 1/4 6 1/8 6 5 7/8 5 3/4 5 5/8 5 1/2 N/A N/A White Spring in. Make adjustments as necessary. 2a Center new blade in blade holder Tighten both blade retaining screws and locknuts Fig. Once the blade breaks free. Tighten blade retaining screws 8 turns and tighten the blade retaining screw locknuts (Fig 3). Test run the cleaner. Lock both J bolt jam nuts. If the blade is not in full contact with the belt at the edges and center. Tension Spring Spring Tension Gauge Clearance . raise or lower the pole position of the cleaner and reapply the tension (See Installation Instructions). 2b).Maintenance 2. Turn blade retaining screws out 8 turns (Fig. Center the blade in the holder (Fig. b. Important .

Date: Activity: Work done by: Service Quote # Date: Activity: Work done by: Service Quote # Date: Activity: Work done by: Service Quote # Date: Activity: Work done by: Service Quote # Date: Activity: Work done by: Service Quote # Date: Activity: Work done by: Service Quote # Date: Activity: Work done by: Service Quote # 16 U-Type® Secondary Cleaner .5 Maintenance Log Conveyor Name/No.Maintenance 6.Section 6 .

5= very good ) Comments: Comments: Comments: Comments: 17 .Maintenance 6. 1=very poor .6 Cleaner Maintenance Checklist Site: Belt Cleaner: Inspected by: Serial Number: Date: Beltline Information: Beltline Number: Belt Condition: Belt Width: 18" 24" 30" 36" 42" 48" 54" 60" 72" 84" 96" (450mm) (600mm) (750mm) (900mm) (1050mm) (1200mm) (1350mm) (1500mm) (1800mm) (2100mm) (2400mm) Head Pulley Diameter (Belt & Lagging) : Belt Splice Material conveyed Days per week run Blade Life: Date blade installed: Hours per day run Condition of Splice Belt Speed: Number of splices fpm Belt Thickness: Skived Unskived Date blade inspected: Yes MIDDLE Grooved Smiled Currently Yes Good Ceramic Good Bad Other No Bent Worn Rubber No Estimated blade life: Is blade making complete contact with belt? Distance from wear line: Blade condition: Measurement of spring: Was Cleaner Adjusted: Pole Condition: Lagging: Slide lag LEFT Good Required RIGHT Not contacting belt Damaged Other None Condition of lagging: Cleaner's Overall Performance: Appearance: Location: Maintenance: Performance: Other Comments: ( Rate the following 1 .5.Section 6 .

damage and chips. replace where necessary Ensure cleaner set up properly (1°-3° into belt) Check blade for wear. damage and chips. allowing buildup Introduce Flexco precleaner Frequently clean unit of buildup Ensure cleaner is correctly tensioned Check blade for wear. damage and chips.Troubleshooting Problem Possible Cause Cleaner secure bolts not set Cleaner not set up correctly Belt tension too high Vibration Belt flap Cleaner over-tensioned Cleaner under-tensioned Nylon bearing worn out or missing Cleaner not set up correctly Material buildup on cleaner Buildup on chute Cleaner being overburdened Excessive sticky material Cleaner over-tensioned Damaged belt cover Cleaner blade damage Attack angle not correct Material buildup in chute Cleaner not set up correctly Cleaner not conforming to belt Belt tension too high Belt flap Cleaner cannot conform Cleaner not set up correctly Cleaner tension too low Cleaner blade worn/damaged Material passing cleaner Cleaner being overburdened Belt flap Cleaner cannot conform Blade in backwards Damage to mechanical fastener Missing material in belt center only Missing material on outer edges only Incorrect cleaner blade selection Belt not skived correctly Cleaner pole located too high Cleaner blade worn/damaged Cleaner pole located too low Cleaner blade worn/damaged Possible Solutions Ensure all locking nuts are tight (Loctite) Ensure cleaner set up properly (1°-3° into belt) Ensure cleaner can conform to belt. or replace with alternate Flexco secondary cleaner Introduce hold-down roller to flatten belt Ensure cleaner is correctly tensioned Ensure cleaner is correctly tensioned Replace nylon bearing Ensure cleaner set up properly (1°-3° into belt) Ensure cleaner is not located too close to back of chute. replace where necessary Ensure cleaner set up properly (1°-3° into belt) Frequently clean unit of buildup Ensure cleaner set up properly (1°-3° into belt) Ensure cleaner can conform to belt. replace where necessary Introduce Flexco precleaner Introduce hold-down roller to flatten belt Ensure cleaner can conform to belt.Section 7 . or replace with alternate Flexco secondary cleaner Introduce hold-down roller to flatten belt Ensure cleaner can conform to belt. or replace with alternate Flexco secondary cleaner Ensure cleaner set up properly (1°-3° into belt) Ensure cleaner is correctly tensioned Check blade for wear. or replace with alternate Flexco secondary cleaner Install blad correctly and set correct tension Change blade type to accomodate fastener style (UC or UF) Spot and redo splice correctly. lowering the profile flush or below belt surface Ensure cleaner set up properly (1°-3° into belt) Check blade for wear. replace where necessary 18 U-Type® Secondary Cleaner . damage and chips.

................................................................. 9 1/2 9 1/2 9 1/2 10 1/4 10 1/4 mm 242 242 242 261 261 Spring Tensioner Guidelines (For Stainless Steel Cleaners with J-Bolt Tensioners) 5" (125mm) CLEARANCE • Spring gap = . mm 18 450 24 600 30 750 36 900 42 1050 48 1200 54 1350 60 1500 72 1800 84 2100 Pole Length in......Specs and CAD Drawings 8.7mm) * Gauge provided Specifications: • • • • Maximum Belt Speed ............. 18 24 30 36 42 mm 450 600 750 900 1050 Clearance in............. mm 54 1350 60 1500 66 1650 72 1800 78 1950 84 2100 90 2250 96 2400 114 2850 126 3150 Overall Pole Length Maximum Conveyor Span Pole Diameter .............. 6 1/8 5 7/8 5 1/2 5 3/8 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A mm 154 148 140 136 128 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Silver Spring in..... 19 . 18" to 84" (450 to 2100mm)......... mm 6 3/8 6 1/4 6 1/4 6 1/8 6 1/8 6 5 7/8 5 7/8 5 1/2 5 3/8 162 160 158 156 154 152 150 150 140 136 Spring Length Chart Top of washer to top of torque arm in.............. F-Blade - 1 3/4" (44mm) Available for Belt Widths ...6M/sec).......72" and 84" cleaners: 2-7/8" (75mm) Adjusting Nuts (For Cleaners with UST Tensioners) Blade Width Purple Spring in.. 48 54 60 72 84 mm 1200 1350 1500 1800 2100 Clearance in.. 1300 FPM (6. 5 1/2 6 1/2 7 1/2 7 1/2 8 1/2 mm 140 166 191 171 217 U Cleaner Size in.. 6 3/8 6 1/4 6 1/8 6 5 7/8 5 3/4 5 5/8 5 1/2 N/A N/A mm 160 148 156 152 150 146 142 140 N/A N/A White Spring in... mm 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84 450 600 750 900 1050 1200 1350 1500 1800 2100 Clearance Guidelines for Installation U Cleaner Size in......030" (...1000 FPM (5M/sec) Temperature Rating......... -30°F to 180°F (-35°C to 82°C) Useable Blade Wear Length..........Section 8 ..1 Specs and Guidelines Pole Length Specifications Cleaner Size in....... V-Blade and C-Blade - 3/8" (9mm).. Other sizes available upon request.............18" to 60" cleaners: 2-3/8" (60mm) Pole Diameter ..... mm 64 1600 70 1750 76 1900 82 2050 88 2200 94 2350 100 2500 106 2650 124 3100 136 3400 Maximum Conveyor Span in. . F-Blade ...

2 CAD Drawing .20 “A” 13 (325mm) Section 8 .Specs and CAD Drawings 8.4 (110mm) 13 (325mm) UST U-TYPE MILD STEEL V-BLADE IMPERIAL MOUNTING FASTENERS UST U-TYPE MILD STEEL C-BLADE IMPERIAL MOUNTING FASTENERS CLEANER in 64 70 76 82 88 94 100 106 124 136 2200 2350 2500 2650 3100 3400 2050 1900 1750 76725 76726 76727 76728 76729 76730 76731 76732 76733 1600 76724 76712 76713 76714 76715 76716 76717 76718 76719 76720 76721 84 2100 72 1800 60 1500 54 1350 48 1200 42 1050 36 900 30 750 24 600 18 450 BELT WIDTH in mm CLEANER 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 72 84 “A” mm “A” mm 1600 1750 1900 2050 2200 2350 2500 2650 3100 3400 UST U-TYPE MILD STEEL F-BLADE IMPERIAL MOUNTING FASTENERS BELT WIDTH in mm 450 600 750 900 1050 1200 1350 1500 1800 2100 in 64 70 76 82 88 94 100 106 124 136 “A” mm 1600 1750 1900 2050 2200 2350 2500 2650 3100 3400 CLEANER BELT WIDTH in mm in 76700 18 450 64 76701 24 600 70 76702 30 750 76 76703 36 900 82 76704 42 1050 88 76705 48 1200 94 76706 54 1350 100 76707 60 1500 106 76708 72 1800 124 76709 84 2100 136 .Cleaners with UST Tensioners U-Type® Secondary Cleaner 4.

4 (110mm) 13 (325mm) “A” 21 .Cleaners with J-Bolt Tensioners 13 (325mm) 4.Section 8 .Specs and CAD Drawings 8.3 CAD Drawing .

1 0.J-bolt Tensioner Ref 12 13 14 14a 15 15a — — Description J-Bolt (incl.) Slide Plate Kit* (1 ea. 5.5 UST Spring Tensioner* .U-Type with UST Tensioners For replacement blades see page 24 1 4 9 10a 10 Replacement Parts.) †∆ HD Slide Plate Kit* (1 ea.1 1.0 1.7 21. 9. items 12.1 Replacement Parts List . 10a.9 4.9 61.2 0. 15a) Ordering Number STJK STJM STTS HDTS EZP1PL MSPPL UBTK UHDBTK Item Code 74417 74775 74419 74502 75641 75816 76977 76978 Wt. 6. items 2.Silver ∆ UST Spring Tensioner* . 2 bushings) § Standard Pole Bearing (1 ea. 11) (incl.7 4.7 3. 1 ea. 1 ea.) †∆ HD Pole Bearing (1 ea.6 51.2 4. 5a.5 2a 11a 2 11 6 5 3 3a 7 7a 8 11b 6a 5a UST Spring Tensioner Replacement Parts. 11b) (incl. 10. Lbs.2100mm) Ordering Number ESTAK-EST PSTA UPSBK QMTPSBK UPBK ESPRK QMTPAK ESBK-PS QMTBK-W USPB UHPB ABU UMBK USPK UHSPK QMTS-P ESS-S PSTS-W UST-P UST-S UST-W USMK UHMK Item Code 76406 75896 76784 76099 76785 76409 76096 76410 76098 76786 76787 76788 76789 76790 76791 75845 76412 75898 76794 76795 77757 76792 76793 Wt.UST Tensioners 13 12 14a 15a 14 15 J-Bolt Tensioner For use in changing UST Spring Tensioner to a J-Bolt Tensioner Replacement Parts. 8. 3.8 71. items 2. 10a) § (for blade widths 72".5 57. 14a.84" (1800 . 2 ea.Poles Ref Description 18" (450mm) Pole 24" (600mm) Pole 30" (750mm) Pole 36" (900mm) Pole 42" (1050mm) Pole 1 48" (1200mm) Pole 54" (1350mm) Pole 60" (1500mm) Pole 72" (1800mm) Pole 84" (2100mm) Pole Ordering Number USP18/450 USP24/600 USP30/750 USP36/900 USP42/1050 USP48/1200 USP54/1350 USP60/1500 USP72/1800 USP84/2100 Item Code 76772 76773 76774 76775 76776 76777 76778 76779 76780 76781 Wt.Section 9 .Silver (1 ea.1500mm) (incl. 10.6 1.) § UST Spring Tensioner* . 9. items 8. 15) HD J-Bolt Tensioner Kit § (Optional) (incl.) † Tension Spring .3 1. Lbs.60" (450 . 2 bushings) †∆ Bushing Kit HD (incl.2 Ref 2 2a 3 3a 4 5 5a 6 6a 7 7a 8 9 10 10a 11 11a 11b – – – – – Description Torque Arm Kit* (1 ea. 40. 5.) †∆ Pivot Shaft Bracket Kit HD* (1 ea.4 2.8 44.2 9. 8.1 0. 9. 13. 6.2 0.6 5. 4.2 1.) § Pivot Block Kit* (1 ea.White § Standard Mounting Kit* HD Mounting Kit* † Standard components for blade widths 18"-60" (450-1500mm) § HD components for blade widths 72"-84" (1800-2100mm) *Hardware included † Standard components for blade widths 18"-42" (450-1050mm) ∆ Standard components for blade widths 48"-60" (1200-1500mm) § HD components for blade widths 72"-84" (1800-2100mm) 22 U-Type® Secondary Cleaner .3 0.6 78. 1 ea. 9. items 12.9 14. 13.) † HD Tension Spring (1 ea. 1 ea.0 21. locknut) Mounting Bracket Kit* (1 ea.) § Pivot Shaft Bracket Kit* (1 ea. 8. 11a) (incl. 14. locknut and washer) J-Bolt Mount (1 ea. items 8. 6a. 10) † ∆ (for blade widths 18".Purple (1 ea.7 4.1 54.0 28.Purple † (incl.6 15. items 2a.0 1.) § Adjusting Bolt Kit (1 ea. 4. 0.) †∆ Pivot Rod Kit HD* (1 ea. 9.3 0. 3a. 2 ea.6 11.Replacement Parts 9.4 1.0 1.) †∆ Torque Arm Kit HD* (1 ea. Lbs.) § Tension Spring .) †∆ Pivot Rod Kit* (1 ea. 4. 3.2 47.) Tension Spring (1 ea.) § Pole Lock Collar † HD Pole Lock Collar § J-Bolt Tensioner Kit † (Optional) (incl.4 64.) ∆ Tension Spring .7 5. 1 ea.) § Bushing Kit (incl.White (1 ea.) (incl. 3.

8 44.5 0. 7.0 43.) 18 .0 1.6 51.60" Retaining Pin & Spring Clip 72" Retaining Pin & Spring Clip Adjusting Bolt Kit (incl.1 54.0 2.5 1.0 4a 10 10a 7 9 9a 1 2 3 4 4a 5 5a 6 6a 7 8 8a 9 9a 10 10a - *Hardware included Lead time: 1 working day 23 . items 2.) 72" UHMW Bearing (1 ea.) 18 .7 3.60" Stop Collar* (1 ea.6 78. 8a.) 72" Tension Spring (1 ea.0 2. 9a & 10a) Ordering Number USP18/450-S/S USP24/600-S/S USP30/750-S/S USP36/900-S/S USP42/1050-S/S USP48/1200-S/S USP54/1350-S/S USP60/1500-S/S USP72/1800-S/S USP84/2100-S/S STJK-S/S STJM-S/S STTS-S/S HDTS-S/S MBKUJ-S/S MBKUJH-S/S RPU-S/S HDRPU-S/S ABU USPB UHPB SCU60-S/S SCUHD-S/S HARK-S/S HDLARK-S/S MKU-S/S MKUHD-S/S Item Code 77339 77340 77341 77342 77343 77344 77345 77347 77349 77351 77334 77332 75585 75586 77359 77360 77361 77362 76788 76786 76787 77363 77333 77364 77331 77373 77374 Wt. 6.60" Mounting Kit* (incl.0 40.Section 9 . 8. 4a. 3. locknut and washer) J-Bolt Mount (1 ea.0 19. R & L) 18 .2 47. 5.Replacement Parts 9. 7.) 72" Stop Collar* (1 ea.0 2. items 2. 9 & 10) 72" Mounting Kit* (incl. 2 ea. Lbs.2 Replacement Parts List .4 64.0 1.0 1. 3. 2 ea.60" Mounting Bracket Kit (incl.) 72" Adjusting Arm* (1 ea.0 2. 4.8 71. R & L) 72" Mounting Bracket Kit (incl.5 57. 40.0 1.60" UHMW Bearing (1 ea.9 61.) 18 .0 1. locknut) 18 .60" Tension Spring (1 ea. 6a.0 1.Stainless Steel U-Type with J-Bolt Tensioners 5 5a 8a 3 8 For replacement blades see Page 24 2 6a 6 1 4 U-Type Replacement Parts Ref Description 18" (450mm) Pole 24" (600mm) Pole 30" (750mm) Pole 36" (900mm) Pole 42" (1050mm) Pole 48" (1200mm) Pole 54" (1350mm) Pole 60" (1500mm) Pole 72" (1800mm) Pole 84" (2100mm) Pole J-Bolt Kit* (incl.) 18 .5 16.) 18 .60" Adjusting Arm* (1 ea. 5a.

7 13. CAUTION: The V-Blade CANNOT be used on belts with mechanical rip repair fasteners.Section 9 . 3.0 6. mm 18 450 24 600 30 750 36 900 42 1050 48 1200 54 1350 60 1500 72 1800 84 2100 Ordering Number URVB18/450 URVB24/600 URVB30/750 URVB36/900 URVB42/1050 URVB48/1200 URVB54/1350 URVB60/1500 URVB72/1800 URVB84/2100 Item Code 76736 76737 76738 76739 76740 76741 76742 76743 76744 76745 Wt. Lbs.0 16.0 F-BLADE *NOTE: F-Blades (Urethane) can be used on mechanically fastened belts and vulcanized belts.0 14. U-Type F-Blades (Urethane)* Belt Width in.0 12.7 8.2 23. Use the F-Blade.5 V-BLADE *NOTE: V-Blades (Tungsten Carbide) can be used on vulcanized belts and mechanically spliced belts ONLY IF the splice is skived (recessed into the belt’s cover) (on solid plate splices the bolts must be ground).0 6.0 9.0 10. U-Type C-Blades (Impact Resistant Tungsten Carbide)* Belt Width in.1 11. 5. mm 18 450 24 600 30 750 36 900 42 1050 48 1200 54 1350 60 1500 72 1800 84 2100 Ordering Number UFB18 UFB24 UFB30 UFB36 UFB42 UFB48 UFB54 UFB60 UFB72 UFB84 Item Code 74448 74449 74450 74451 74452 74453 74454 74455 74456 74460 Wt.0 16.5 15.0 5. mechanically fastened and vulcanized belts.1 11.4 10.2 23.0 7. mm 18 450 24 600 30 750 36 900 42 1050 48 1200 54 1350 60 1500 72 1800 84 2100 Ordering Number URCB18/450 URCB24/600 URCB30/750 URCB36/900 URCB42/1050 URCB48/1200 URCB54/1350 URCB60/1500 URCB72/1800 URCB84/2100 Item Code 76748 76749 76750 76751 76752 76753 76754 76755 76756 76757 Wt.8 20.4 10.8 20. Lbs. Lbs. 24 U-Type® Secondary Cleaner .0 8.0 6.7 8.3 Replacement Blades U-Type V-Blades (Tungsten Carbide)* Belt Width in. 5.7 13.0 4.Replacement Parts 9.5 15.5 C-BLADE *NOTE: C-Blades can be used on Flexco® Solid Plate.

accurate retensioning Easy to install and simple to service • • • • Exclusive Velocity Reduction Technology™ to better protect the belt Slide-Out Service™ gives direct access to all impact bars for change-out Impact bar supports for longer bar life 4 models to custom fit to the application MHS Secondary Cleaner with Service Advantage Cartridge PT Max™ Belt Trainer • • • • An easy slide-out cartridge for service Cartridge design to speed up blade-change maintenance Patented PowerFlex™ Cushions for superior cleaning performance Compatible with Flexco mechanical splices • • • • Patented “pivot & tilt” design for superior training action Dual sensor rollers on each side to minimize belt damage Pivot point guaranteed not to seize or freeze up Available for topside and return side belts Flexco Specialty Belt Cleaners Belt Plows • • • • “Limited space” cleaners for tight conveyor applications High Temp cleaners for severe. high heat applications A rubber fingered cleaner for chevron and raised rib belts Multiple cleaner styles in stainless steel for corrosive applications • • • • A belt cleaner for the tail pulley Exclusive blade design quickly spirals debris off the belt Economical and easy to service Available in vee or diagonal models 25 . These components solve typical conveyor problems and improve productivity.Other Flexco Conveyor Products Flexco provides many conveyor products that help your conveyors to run more efficiently and safely.Section 10 . Here is a quick overview on just a few of them: MMP Precleaner DRX Impact Beds • • • • Extra cleaning power right on the head pulley A 10" (250mm) TuffShear™ blade provides increased blade tension on the belt to peel off abrasive materials The unique Visual Tension Check™ ensures optimal blade tensioning and quick.

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