Conveyor parts

Conveyor parts

Maximize efficiency and safety with optimal conveyor solutions

Wouldn’t it be more efficient to have one supplier for all your conveyor needs? Metso provides just that, with the most complete and versatile range of conveyor parts on the market to maximize the efficiency and safety of your conveyor operations. Whatever belt conveyor you operate, we have everything you need.

Versatility

The most complete product range on the market to maximize output and safety of your conveyor operations.

One-stop partner

Dedicated to keeping your operation as productive and profitable as possible.

Efficiency

Performance you can rely on – at the lowest cost-per-ton achievable.

Reduced downtime

Smart, simple design that makes parts efficient, robust and maintenance friendly.

Versatile conveyor solutions and durable parts reduce downtime and increase conveyor lifetime

Conveyors are a crucial factor in mining, aggregate and industrial operations, underpinning efficiency and profitability. Just like the circulatory systems in our bodies and the currents in the ocean, they move resources from one point to another.

Downtime costs money

Conveyors typically operate in really demanding conditions: a dirty environment, intense heat, moisture and very low temperatures. If poorly maintained, a conveyor may experience rapid belt wear and component failure, of components, with consequent stoppages and downtime and with a corresponding negative impact on productivity and profits.

If conveyor transportation fails, the whole system fails – making your business vulnerable to the heavy cost and inconvenience of downtime. Optimized conveyors reduce the risk of failure and cut unplanned downtime, resulting in increased production capacity.  

One-stop partner

Metso is a one-stop partner, when it comes to spare parts and wear parts for conveyors, dedicated to keeping your operation as productive and profitable as possible.

We help you get full value from your conveyors by analyzing and eliminating potential failure modes and proposing the right parts and materials to extend the lifetime of your conveyors.

Offering options for any application, all parts are quality engineered for maximum performance and reliability in the world’s most challenging climates and terrains. The product range is backed by a commitment to service and ongoing optimization that insures your conveyor solutions deliver performance you can rely on – at the lowest cost-per-ton achievable.

Common conveyor challenges and how to deal with them
Conveyor carryback.
Carryback

Conveyor carryback occurs when small quantities of material stick to surfaces or get caught in voids and are transported back to their source.

Some materials, such as sticky clay and certain mineral ores are more prone to carryback than others. While the amount of carryback may seem negligible in the beginning, over time it adds up to tons of material that must be removed, which adds costs.

In response to the issue of carryback and the problems it might cause to the belt conveyor, Metso offers a range of Belt cleaning systems, with cleaners that remove potential carryback from the material-facing surface of the belt as it comes round the head pulley.

Mistracking

Mistracking refers to problems such as belt misalignment – i.e. when the belt starts to ride off; or when it slides and cuts into the conveyor frame.

Mistracking can destroy the belt and the conveyor structure or its components; and it can also cause spillage. There are many reasons why mistracking can occur, including exceeded belt tolerances, off-center loading, material build-up on rollers and pulleys, maladjustment, the structure of the conveyor system itself, and even side-winds, rain, snow or ice.

To address this problem, Metso offers belt guiding systems that sense and correct mistracking before it does any damage. With such a system in place, maintenance costs can be minimized.

Conveyor mistracking.
Conveyor spillage.
Spillage and impact

Spillage refers to waste material and dust that falls out of the conveyor belt. It usually occurs during the loading and unloading of the conveyor belt. But it can also occur during transport.

During loading there are two issues that can cause spillage. One risk during loading is that the impact of falling materials exceeds what the conveyor can absorb, causing damage to the conveyor belt and components.

The second risk for spillage during loading occurs when the loading zone is not tightly sealed, causing debris to fall out of the belt, get into the conveyor components and cause damage. During transport, spillage is often caused by mistracking or leakage.

Metso’s belt guiding, sealing and loading systems address these issues.

Slippage

Slippage occurs when a belt does not move at the same rate as the pulleys that drive it. It can be caused due to inadequate friction between the belt and the pulley, differences in humidity and temperature, as well as belt and pulley wear and insufficient belt tension.

Spillage can be extremely serious, as it is accompanied by skidding of the belt against the pulleys. Skidding generates friction and heat, which in the worst-case scenario can start a fire.

Metso’s pulley lagging systems combine composite materials (aluminum oxide ceramics) with normal rubber; or have unique surface patterns to improve the grip of pulley.  Both systems solve the problem of inadequate friction.

Conveyor slippage.
Dust from a conveyor.
Dust

Dust is related to spillage and the problems caused by it. Likewise, dust is also bad for equipment and vehicles at the site, since dust can enter the mechanical moving parts and cause wear and clogging of all mechanical equipment.

Where there are leaks there will be dust. Apart from being a risk to mechanical equipment, dust is a serious issue for operators, who might inhale the dust if they are not wearing masks.

All the Metso systems and accessories that address spillage, misalignment and sealing, for example the sealing systems, have the added benefit of controlling dust.

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