|Conveyor belt cleaning tool
|The processing plant at this Oxfordshire quarry is fed via a conveyor belt line measuring around 1.2 kilometres. A major issue for production staff is to prevent the belt line and head becoming clogged up with as-dug sand and gravel.
Traditionally, this was conducted by hand with a shovel, with the potential for back strains and other injuries. To both save time and reduce the risk of injuries, the plant supervisor designed a cleaning bucket attachment for a telehandler, already present on site, to mechanise the process at a cost of only £300.
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Conveyor belt cleaning tool