Starclean Belt Cleaners

Hero Maque

Starclean rises to challenge at UK’s biggest marine wharf

The Challenge:

The biggest marine sand & gravel wharf in UK, and third largest in Europe, handles around 2 million tonnes of material every year. Thirty conveyor belts keep up to 12,000 tonnes of sand & gravel flowing 24 hours a day. Site staff face a huge challenge keeping conveyor belts operating efficiently and safely. Traditional belt scrapers were failing to cope with such abrasive and varied material conveyed at up to 750t/h. Based on success within the company’s concrete division, it was decided to test Starclean.

Our Solution:

Phased rollout of Starclean type 53sn secondary belt cleaners

Key Features:

Optimum blade pressure maintained over long term across full belt width
User friendly, quick release ratchet tensioning system


Excellent carryback removal, very little maintenance


Client feedback

“I haven’t got a bad word to say about Starclean, this scraper is genuinely superior to anything else we have tried. We’ve hardly experienced any blade wear in over 9 months operation and with our volumes that’s amazing. What’s more, I can’t believe how simple it is to operate, I can carry out most of the routine operations and maintenance myself in minutes. The ProSpare bulk team are very responsive and have given excellent support.”

Site Supervisor

Product details / benefit.

  • Cleaning efficiency - carryback virtually eliminated
  • Maintenance - interim maintenance can be completed by site staff
  • Safety - disengage and re-tension blades without removing guarding
  • Productivity - less time wasted cleaning up lost material
  • Standardisation - single model used for all belts in initial rollout phase

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