FLEXCO INTRODUCES FIRST TRUE SLIDE-OUT CARTRIDGE CLEANER. Next Generation on Mineline® Belt Cleaners Offers Fast Service and Removal to Minimize Conveyor Downtime

October 12th, 2009

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CartridgeCleanerDOWNERS GROVE, (IL) April 10, 2009 – Flexco is pleased to introduce the Mining Industry’s first true slide-out cartridge cleaner. The MHS Cartridge Cleaner offers many features that will help improve conveyor productivity and efficiency.

Designed for a variety of applications including underground, surface coal, hard rock, power plant and load-out facilities, the MHS Cartridge Cleaner can slide out from one side of the conveyor or chute wall for inspection, service or replacement by a single worker in only a matter of minutes. Companies know the value of an operating conveyor system, and that’s why Flexco made fast service and removal of the cartridge cleaner to minimize downtime a top priority in designing the MHS Cartridge Cleaner.

Servicing the cartridge has now become much easier. Service only requires maintenance from one side of the conveyor or chute without any special equipment or permits.  Also, its side slide-out design is safer for workers because it doesn’t require them to crawl underneath the conveyor or be in tight spaces within a chute to remove the cartridges like most competing secondary belt cleaners do.   

Blades and blade cartridges can be removed within minutes to minimize conveyor downtime resulting in a strong return on investment. Blade replacement can be done faster and easier without removing the complete assembly pole or brackets from the chute. Instead, changing the cleaner blades is done by removing a pin, sliding the blade cartridge out through the side and replacing it with a new or rebuilt blade cartridge. This provides maintenance workers with the ability to replace multiple blade cartridges during same maintenance period. The cartridges can also be easily rebuilt on site.  

The new MHS Cartridge Cleaner is the next generation of slide out-based cartridge cleaners in the proven Mineline® brand of belt cleaners from Flexco, the world leader in conveyor belt maintenance and repair solutions. The MHS Cartridge Cleaner comes with all the attributes of the Mineline brand of belt cleaners, including:    

About Flexco

Flexco provides the world’s belt conveyors with efficient, safe products, services and solutions for mechanical splicing, belt cleaning, belt tracking, spillage and slippage. The company is based in Downers Grove, Illinois and operates subsidiaries in California, Michigan, Mexico, England, Germany, Australia and South Africa. Flexco markets its broad line of products through a worldwide network of distributors, under the FlexcoÒ, MinelineÒ, RocklineÒ and EliminatorÒ brand names.

For more information, visit Flexco’s Web site at www.flexco.com, or contact the customer service department, Flexco, 2525 Wisconsin Ave., Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515-4200, USA. Phone (630) 971-0150; fax (630) 971-1180.

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