Conveyor Belts Consideration: Operation and Maintenance Strategy of Conveyor Belt Repair

A business minded person will always ask whether it is economical to repair a conveyor belt. This is a question we all ought to ask ourselves. However, we also need to ask if the repairs we want to subject the material to will be the most appropriate ways of keeping the conveyor belts running.

The factors that should guide you when in need of the repairs include: the extensiveness of the damage, whether replacement is a better option than repair, whether temporary repair is feasible, whether other additional costs will be considerable, the supplies that are available and the techniques to be used for repair.

In case of a breakdown or the need for repair, among the conveyor belts considerations are the temporary belt repair. This is done depending on whether the tensile strength is or is not restorable or can sufficiently be bridged at the injury point to withstand the take up and drive forces. In case the belt can’t permit this and you aren’t sure of success, then a repair section should be spliced in at that injury point. After these repairs, the belt feed is normally always reduced so as to lessen the tension force subjected to the belt.

Longitudinal Rips

Both the steel cord belt rips as well as the carcass will always be repaired with some metal fasteners. The fasteners are placed on 6 inch or 12 inch spacing thus they lead to reduction of spillage as they hold the belt conveyor together for a couple of months, weeks or even days.

Cover Repairs

In the event that there is an occurrence of a significant cover area loss with the underlying carcass not affected, temporary sealing or rather coating of the exposed cables or carcass fabric is important. Repeatedly coat the carcass with various sealers even if there is no later vulcanization repairs anticipated.

The other conveyor belts consideration as far as repair and maintenance is concerned is the replacement of either the major belt section or even the replacement of the entire system. This is especially the case if the belt experiences extensive gross carcass damages.

It is of great importance that you do a proper market study to know the best products and their maintenance practices before you spend splash out your money to buy a conveyor belt. The type and brand of the product will have a say on how effective, efficient and durable the product will be.

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We are a premier manufacturer of conveyor belting of various pitch and chain configurations, for all your conveying needs. With decades of experience, we have developed a quality product featuring a fully closed and totally concentric hinge loop. These features provide for stronger and better wearing hinge assembly, resulting in longer belt life with less maintenance.

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