Belt Safety

Conveyor Belt Guards for Greater Safety

Conveyor belt guard

Staff at bulk material–handling plants spend notable time near moving mechanical parts and material flow. Benetech helps you protect your employees from moving parts and pinch points on the conveyor with conveyor belt guarding, especially around tail-pulley sections and gravity take-ups.

Benetech’s customized, self-supporting conveyor belt guards are easy to install. They require no welding or cutting, and their modular bolt-together design makes the set-up simple.

They are equally easy to maintain, as well as built to last. Should staff need to access equipment, they can remove the conveyor belt guards in seconds with ergonomically friendly handles. Heavy-duty steel construction and powder coating further add to extra years of use for your facility.

Other ergonomic design features and additional options for your conveyor belt guarding include:

  • Wedge Clamps: Eliminate the repetitive motion of tightening and loosening fasteners
  • Access Doors: Gain full entry to key areas (while following proper procedures)
  • Service Doors: Access smaller areas for inspection or maintenance (while following proper procedures)
  • Weight Labels: Create a visual cue of the conveyor belt guard weight before you lift
  • Laser-Cut ID: Easily reference equipment when performing maintenance tasks
  • Signs: Reinforce safety with attention-drawing visual messages
  • Mesh Design: Inspect your conveyor system with visibility that lets you leave the guards in place

OSHA and MSHA Compliance

OSHA (1910) and MSHA (30 CRF 56/57) guidelines address the safety of employees who work with or are near machinery and moving machine parts.

Both organizations require the safeguarding of any machine part, function, or process that may cause injury. If the operation of a machine or accidental contact with it can harm the operator or others nearby, the hazards must be controlled or eliminated.

Barrier guards are examples of machine-guarding methods. Guarding devices need to be designed and constructed to prevent operators from having any parts of their bodies in the danger zone during the operating cycle. Whenever possible, machine design should also allow routine lubrication and adjustment without removing the guards.

By keeping your workers safely away from danger zones and pinch points, Benetech conveyor belt guarding helps you comply with both OSHA and MSHA safety standards.

Benetech conveyor belt guards are available in diverse sizes for adapting to your system.

Size Weight
24″ x 50″ 26.1 lbs
30″ x 50″ 29.4 lbs
36″ x 50″ 32.7 lbs
24″ x 60″ 33.1 lbs
30″ x 60″ 37.6 lbs
36″ x 60″ 42.0 lbs
24″ x 72″ 38.0 lbs
30″ x 72″ 42.9 lbs
36″ x 72″ 47.5 lbs


Strategic Accessories

DUSTBLOCKER® Fugitive Dust Windscreen SystemDust blocker in action.

Wind-generated fugitive dust from barge/ship unloading systems, truck dumps, rail-unloading facilities, haul-roads, and storage piles create an air-emissions compliance risk as well as product loss, particularly in extreme weather conditions.

To minimize fugitive dust emissions, Benetech’s DUSTBLOCKER Windscreen System drastically reduces wind velocity and particle movement. It allows a portion of the wind volume to penetrate the screen and deflects the rest of the wind around the sheltered area. Unfortunately, reducing the dust velocity also causes dust particles to settle out within the area.

The DUSTBLOCKER polyester-based fabric offers superior resistance to ultra-violet rays, sagging, wrinkles, mildew, rot, insects, acids, alkalis, and salts. The windscreen system is available in a range of configurations and sizes.

Return Idler BasketA return idler basket securing a belt idler against falling on workers below.

Benetech’s Return Idler Basket prevents malfunctioning return idlers from falling on workers and equipment below. Easy to install, it requires no welding or cutting – beam-clamp assembly provides a simple snap-on. Its large openings also eliminate build-up.

The lightweight design lets one person handle the guard, which can be snapped off to the service idlers or belts. Heavy-duty steel construction eliminates warping and bending, and a powder coating adds even greater durability.

Tool-Free Conveyor Belt Covers

A corrosion-free, environmentally friendly, safe, and efficient conveyor belt cover.

In the project design of a belt conveyor, after having defined the components of primary importance, it is important to consider other accessories such as covers for the conveyor. Tool-Free Conveyor Belt Covers protect the conveyor belt and components all-year-round elements of sun, wind, rain, and snow. The covers are used to protect the conveyed materials and to avoid the dispersion of powders. In the project design of a belt conveyor, after having defined the components of primary importance, it is important to consider other accessories such as covers for the conveyor. The necessity to protect belt conveyors may arise from the weather, from the volatile characteristics of the conveyed material, or from the type of works plant. Extreme temperatures may cause the plant to malfunction or stop, while very strong wind may move the conveyor belt off-center its natural position causing serious problems to the business or loss of conveyed material.

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Hoops & Covers

Galvanized or stainless steel hoops with HDPE (white) or Polycarbonate (clear) covers. Full, 1/2, or 3/4 covers in standard 4ft sections.

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Corrosion-Free Latches

Accessible from both sides of the conveyor, the anti-seize latches provide easy access. Simply remove cable clips and raise the cover.

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  • Tool-Free
  • Anti-seize latches
  • Opens from both sides
  • Corrosion-free working hardware


  • Protects belt and components from elements
  • Increase life-span of belt
  • Reduces dust and noise
  • Easy visual inspection of conveyor