Conveyor systems operate in heavy-duty and harsh environments that are tough on its mechanics. The role of impact and slider beds on conveyor systems is to assist the belt and structure to absorb the impact of falling material. They are designed to absorb shock with a strong support frame that can handle the toughest of applications.
Does Your Conveyor System Need an Impact or Slider Bed?
Impact beds minimize the need to replace impact idler rollers and frames, saving companies from costly repairs and replacements. Along with the cost-saving factor, impact beds offer the following benefits:
- Absorbs the impact of large material
- Supports the entire belt in the loading zones
- Reduces maintenance and downtime costs
- Prevents premature wear and damage to the belt
- Eliminates products spills
- Reduces dust accumulation
- Reduces roller failure issues
Conveyor belts that consistently handle bulk materials and products that are heavy, sharp, or unusually shaped can greatly benefit from an impact or slider bed. If you’re finding that the impact idlers and frames on your conveyor system are wearing quickly, an impact bed may be the solution.
How Do Impact and Slider Beds Work?
Impact beds are designed to prevent belt damage and belt sagging from heavy product loading points. For this reason, it’s ideal to install impact beds at conveyor feed and transfer points. Impact beds are made from heavy-duty materials that are impact-resistant and robust to be able to operate in heavy-duty environments on a regular basis.
A quality impact bed is constructed for strength and durability. Custom and low profile impact bed designs are available that can fit all positions. The unique frame design allows for the impact bars to easily slide out in two sections for more efficient removal and replacement, further reducing maintenance and downtime costs.
Impact and slider beds are an investment that leads to a more productive work environment. The benefits of minimizing maintenance, extending product life, and ensuring that material is moving along the conveyer belt efficiently all adds up to reduced operating expenses and an improved bottom line.