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 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 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 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.