Conveyor Pulley Lagging

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Brain Industries' Conveyor Pulley Lagging bonds perfectly to the shell of your conveyor pulleys to extend the life of your pulleys and provide better grip to the conveyor.

Why choose Brain Industries’ conveyor lagging?

Brain Industries is the expert in lagging for conveyor pulleys.

Our pulley lagging bonds perfectly to the shell of your conveyor pulleys to extend the life of your pulleys and provide better grip to the conveyor.

We manufacture an extensive range of lagging so we can meet all your needs.

• Ceramic, natural rubber-backed, lagging
• Ceramic, FRAS rubber-backed, lagging
• Polyurethane, natural rubber-backed, lagging
• Polyurethane hot cast lagging
• Natural rubber lagging
• FRAS rubber lagging

Brain’s, Australian made, pulley lagging is made to last longer and comes in a range of sizes. We make our lagging in thicknesses of 10mm, 12mm, 16mm and 20mm with a +/-0.3mm thickness tolerance.

The Brain Industries’ expert team can make your pulley lagging to order with a fast turnaround time.

Correct design and installation of lagging is critical otherwise it can create more damage to pulleys. Brain uses neoprene rubber backing for increased adhesion. Our bonding strength is above industry standard.

Fire resistant & anti-static (FRAS) grade rubber is also available. Brain Industries’ FRAS rubber is certified for use in underground mines.

• FRAS Rubber lagging approval No. T17-00187/0001
• FRAS Polyurethane lagging (red) approval No. T17-00558/0001
• FRAS Polyurethane lagging (green) approval No. T18-00674/0001

With Brain Industries’ lagging, you can also embed your company logo, as well as identification and batch details.

Brain Industries 50% ceramic lagging on a refurbished conveyor pulley
brain conveyor pulleys

What types of pulley lagging are available?

Brain makes four types of lagging in a range of sizes to suit your needs. 

Polyurathane rubber backed lagging

Polyurethane rubber backed pulley lagging is often used for problem wear pulleys. Polyurethane rubber backed pulley lagging costs more but lasts up to 5 times longer than traditional rubber lagging.

Brain Industries' polyurethane cast pulley lagging

Polyurethane hot cast pulley lagging has a higher level of bond strength and Total Indicator Runout (TIR). It provides good abrasion resistance. Polyurethane hot cast pulley lagging costs more but lasts up to 7 times longer than traditional rubber lagging.

Brain Industries' rubber pulley lagging

Natural rubber pulley lagging is the traditional and entry level lagging option. It costs less than other lagging types but has a lower service life – typically 1 year.

Brain Industries' rubber backed ceramic pulley lagging

Ceramic rubber backed pulley lagging is low wearing and long lasting. Options include dimpled and smooth ceramic depending upon your needs. Brain Industries can also supply half-ceramic rubber backed lagging.
Hard, ceramic dimples grab the rubber of your conveyor for maximum grip to eliminate belt slippage. Smooth ceramic lagging is used for non-drive pulleys and for difficult, high wear, applications.

Different patterns are available – regular, arrow, diamond or square. Ceramic rubber backed pulley lagging costs more but lasts up to 10 times longer than traditional rubber lagging.

What is pulley lagging?

Pulley lagging is a coating, cover or wearing surface applied to the shells of both drive pulleys and non-drive pulleys. It is designed to effectively disperse water and dirt, the same way a tyre does.

Lagging protects the pulley shell and conveyor belts from abrasion to reduce the risk of premature failure. It is also used to create an increase in friction between the pulley and the belt if there is a requirement for torque transfer through the pulley to the belt.

Why does my pulley need lagging?

Pulley lagging extends the life of the pulley because the wearing surface (lagging) can be replaced for less cost than the pulley or conveyor belt.

What is the difference between hot vulcanised and cold vulcanised lagging?

Hot vulcanised lagging is steam cured on to the pulley. Cold vulcanised lagging is glued to pulley shell with adhesives.

How do I maximise the service life of my lagging?

There are a number of steps you can take in the design, operation and maintenance of lagging to protect it. Read our blog for more details.

Nilos adhesive products

Brain is an Australian distributor of these, German made, Nilos products for lagging –  TL- T60 Cement and SH Metal Primer

nilos products brain industries
nilos products brain industries

Why you should use Brain Industries' polyurethane pulley lagging.

Conveyor pulley lagging is a rubber strip that coats a conveyor pulley. It is designed to effectively disperse water and dirt, the same way a tyre does.

Polyurethane conveyor lagging outlasts rubber conveyor pulley lagging by a factor of between five and 10. It provides superior impact, cut and abrasive resistance compared to rubber.

But it can’t be put directly on a pulley in situ as there is no glue that can bond it to the steel shell. One option bonds polyurethane lagging to rubber which can then be bonded to the pulley in the field. The other option is to hot cast the polyurethane on to the shell in the factory. 

Brain works with Lord Chemicals to perfect the bonding process. Our bond strengths are well above expected standard.

We supply the products in any colour (to match corporate colours) and have a logo embossed into it.  They can be in thicknesses starting from 10mm to your required length. 

Polyurethane is low friction and belt friendly meaning it better resists build up and it is also effective in dirt and water shedding. Polyurethane also makes for a quieter pulley operation. Hot cast lagging is particularly suited to new and OEM non-drive pulley applications.

All of these features mean reduced operating costs including reduced ongoing maintenance costs in addition to increased working life over rubber lagging. Reduced maintenance requirements also reduces risk to workers from inspection and maintenance duties. 

With rubber lagging this process is required annually. Polyurethane means this activity is only done once every five years.  To re-lag a pulley, one must stop the conveyor and remove the pulley, also stopping production.  This exercise can be quite onerous and high risk, with pulleys sometimes 40 metres in the air. The stoppage requires deployment of cranes, scaffolding, elevated platforms, tag-out procedures, risk assessment and a myriad contract operating staff who may not usually work on site.