Rubber is the most common type of pulley lagging as it is one of the most affordable conveyor component options. Rubber is a versatile material that varies in thickness, hardness and type of grooves. The two main types of rubber lagging are:
Plain Rubber Lagging for non-drive pulleys to provide better traction for the conveyor belt. One of the benefits of this option is that it won’t excessively increase the friction that could cause the belt to wear faster.
Rubber Backed Ceramic
Ceramic lagging is commonly used for harsh environments where long service life and the use of durable materials on conveyor components are a necessity. There are two types of ceramic lagging options:
Dimple Ceramic Lagging – The dimples in this type of lagging adds significantly more friction and grip compared to other materials. The dimples press into the belt, assisting in driving the conveyor efficiently. The amount of ceramic coverage selected will depend on the amount of friction and grip required for your application.