Please Welcome Accordion Covers!

July 06, 2012

Thor Global has been spending some time developing a retractable cover that is totally dust/rain suppressant and protects material on the belt much better.

IDEAL FOR WOOD PELLETS, FRAC SAND, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AND AGGREGATE APPLICATIONS.

These covers can be installed on the inner and outer truss of telescopic conveyors, as well as overland conveyors and transfer conveyors. This retractable cover is supported by lightweight high strength aluminum round tubing and runs on low-friction rails via UHMW wheels, which in fact make the retractions and extensions considerably smoother to travel.  Flat UHMW strips add that extra finesse because they hold the accordion-like shape when it retracts and extends. The system uses 18oz high-tenacity, impermeable, UV resistant and flame-retardant vinyl for the covers which are long lasting and fade resistant.

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Ever started dreading the moment you have to take the cover off for any particular reason? Well, now all you have to do is unbolt it at the end and the whole cover comes off nice and smoothly at the head of the conveyor. Another advantage with taking off the cover is that the metal frames automatically come off along with the covers. Since this reduces the weight significantly, it resolves potential weight issues if there are ever any restrictions during transportation. To access the conveyor for maintenance you can unbolt the covers at the back end and extend the inner with the covers holding to the head discharge. Ultimately, this cover has a perk that not many can say about other covers. Due to it’s fantastically smooth design, there is zero additional strain on the winch meaning you could literally move these covers with the simple push of one finger.                

        HOW INCREDIBLE IS THAT?!