horizontal machine guard
CPTA, CPT series
In the project design of a belt conveyor, after having defined the components of primary importance, it is important to consider other accessories such as covers for the conveyor.
The necessity to protect belt conveyors may arise from the weather, from the volatile characteristics of the conveyed material, or from the type of works plant, and also from European norms that require the covering
of the total length of a belt conveyor in the open.
For example rain may create a problem of belt slip on the drums causing a tracking problem.
Extreme temperatures may cause the plant to mal-function or stop, whilst very strong wind may move the conveyor belt off its natural position causing serious problems to the business or loss of conveyed material.