Ceramic Pulley Lagging – Definitive Guide
The ceramic pulley lagging has a longer service life due to its durability and reduced lagging wear. The amount of ceramic coverage on the surface of the backplane can be customized according to the application. The amount of ceramic cover can also increase or decrease the level of friction and grip.
What is Ceramic Pulley Lagging?
The design of ceramic pulley lagging is suitable for conveyor belt drive pulley running under extreme conditions. It is suitable for wet and dirty conditions and high belt tension applications. It can also be used in environments with dust, icing, or steep slopes
Ceramic pulley lagging is a high-quality pulley lagging material, ceramic tiles are molded into rubber compounds. This allows excellent traction, eliminates slippage, and provides excellent wear resistance. Ceramic pulley lagging is especially suitable for the problems of slippage and excessive wear, which makes ordinary rubber pulleys ineffective. It is widely used in driving pulleys, but also in buffer wheels, curved wheels, and tail wheels.
Types of Ceramic Lagging
Generally, ceramic pulley lagging can be divided into two common types, dimple and smooth finished ceramic. These two types of ceramic lagging significantly increase friction and grip and can reduce belt slippage.
The dimple ceramic leggings are usually lagged in the drive pulley because it increases friction and grip to assist in driving the conveyor belt. Non-driven pulleys can use smooth ceramic; however, this is not common.
Smooth ceramic lagging is often used for non-driven pulleys because the required friction is significantly reduced and unnecessary friction can cause additional belt wear. The use of dimple ceramic lagging on non-driven pulleys is likely to cause scratches and wear on the belt when unnecessary friction and slippage occur.
Besides, it is available for the following types according to the different ceramic tiles coverage:
40% Ceramic Tiles Coverage.
It is the common type for general purposes, she provides the solution when conventional rubber Beltcare fails to correct belt slippage and wear problems.
59% Ceramic Tiles Coverage
Anti Slipping Purpose. It features high friction and is suitable for drums with slippage and excessive wear&tear problems which make common rubber Beltcare ineffective.
100% Ceramic Tiles Coverage
It features superior long service life and is mainly used on non-drive pulley due to the smooth & solid ceramic surface
15% Ceramic Tiles Coverage
Economic Purpose. It is cheap and mainly used on the head drums as well as bend or tail drums.
Design Features and Benefits
The ceramic lagging has a longer service life due to its durability and reduced lagging wear. The amount of ceramic coverage on the surface of the lagging can be customized according to the application. Besides, you can also increase or decrease the level of friction and grip for the amount of ceramic cover.
Dimple Profile for Reduced Belt Slippage
The ceramic tiles on the ceramic lagging adopt a pit-shaped design, which greatly reduces the slippage between the belt and the transmission wheel. The reduction in sliding is due to the rough ceramic surface, which produces a coefficient of friction that is twice that of the rubber coating.
Since the pit shape reduces belt slippage, ceramic lagging is especially suitable for wet or muddy conditions. Slippage is a bigger problem. In addition, the dimple ceramic lagging reduces belt slippage and can increase the life of the conveyor belt, because consistent belt slippage will cause belt wear, regardless of the lagging type.
Beltcare ceramic lagging has the general advantages of the ceramic pulley, that is, it improves the wear resistance. The wear-resistant design of the ceramic lagging means that it will last longer in harsh conditions before it needs to be replaced.
Embossed Rubber Lagging Design
One of the unique design features of the Beltcare ceramic lagging is the “arrow-boss” design, which is an embossed rubber lagging design. This design feature achieves the greatest drainage benefit, which is superior to traditional rubber pulley lagging in this respect.
In addition to reducing belt slippage, improving water shedding and abrasion resistance, Beltcare ceramic coating is polished or an optional bonding layer is available to enable it to be cold bonded on site.
Ceramic Pulley Lagging is a premium lagging where the ceramic tiles are molded into a rubber compound. This makes for excellent traction, eliminates slippage, and offers excellent abrasion resistance. Ceramic Pulley Lagging is especially suited for pulleys with slippage and excessive wear & tear problems which make normal rubber lagging ineffective. It is widely used in drive pulleys and can also be used on snub, bend, and tail pulleys.
Beltcare uses model 95 ceramic tiles, so the lagging abrasion resistance can extend more, it ensures existing or new pulleys’ long life. Thus reducing cost. As the ceramic cover area decides lagging slip resistance, Our general ceramic coverage reaches 40%. It provides higher belt traction & stops belt slippage even under wet & muddy conditions. And for special purposes, ceramic tiles coverage of 59%, 100%, 15% are also available
We choose excellent tile bonding chemistry to eliminate ceramic tiles loss and also use the premium rubber compound to ensure ceramic tiles have maximum flexibility and support. The design provides more grip than other ceramic pulley lagging. Customized ceramic lagging strips are also provided on varying pulley diameters to reduce waste and installation time.