This impact cradle design is helping bulk material handlers protect conveyor belts and structures from falling material in loading zones, reducing equipment damage and downtime, while stabilizing the belt line to prevent dust and spillage. The EVO combination cradle features steel-reinforced impact bars and adjustable wing supports to match standard trough angles of 20º, 35º, or 45º. To minimize drag on drive motors, the cradles can be ordered with center rollers instead of center impact bars. In either style, eccentrics built into the supports also deliver five degrees of wear adjustment, so the alignment between wings and idlers can be optimized for effective transfer point sealing. Combination cradles are typically installed so the bars or rollers in the center are slightly below the unloaded belt’s line of travel. This helps the belt absorb impact, but avoids continuous drag and unnecessary wear if the conveyor is running empty.
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