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Flat Return Idlers

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Flat Return Idlers

Conveyor & Industrial Supplies (Pty) Ltd manufacture and supply Flat Return Idlers throughout South Africa as well as internationally.

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Flat Return Idlers in Conveyor Systems

A flat return idler is a type of conveyor idler that is used to support and guide the return side of the conveyor belt. Unlike troughing idlers, which have a concave shape that follows the contour of the belt, flat return idlers have a flat surface that supports the underside of the belt. Flat return idlers differ from other idlers in that they are specifically designed for use on the return side of the conveyor belt. They are used to support the return run of the belt as it returns to the loading point. Flat return idlers are typically installed in sets of two or three rollers and are positioned at the tail end of the conveyor.

Flat return idlers are considered superior to other idlers because they provide improved belt support, reduce belt sag, and increase the overall efficiency of the conveyor system. They are used in a variety of conveyor applications, including mining, quarries, cement plants, and other bulk material handling industries. The main uses of flat return idlers are to provide support and guidance for the return side of the conveyor belt, reduce the amount of sag in the belt, and prevent material from falling off the edges of the belt. They are typically used in conveyor systems that handle bulk materials, such as coal, ore, or aggregates.

Flat return idlers are a good choice for conveyor systems because they are designed to handle heavy loads and provide improved belt support. They also help to reduce maintenance costs by extending the life of the conveyor belt and reducing wear and tear on other components of the system. Flat return idlers can improve the efficiency of the conveyor system by reducing downtime due to belt damage or failure, leading to increased productivity and reduced costs.

Flat return idlers are suitable for conveyor systems with incline or decline angles up to 30 degrees. They work with the conveyor belt by providing support and guiding the belt along its path. The flat surface of the idler helps to reduce belt sag and prevent material from falling off the edges of the belt, improving the overall performance of the conveyor system.

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