UsFlex 1000/2 RS


Type and specification of Dunlop belt supplied
UsFlex 1000/2 RS
Current operating life of Dunlop belt
30 months
Life of competitor’s belt
10 weeks

An original equipment manufacturer producing screening machines approached Fenner Dunlop after experiencing problems with a screening machine operating indoors used to de-bark logs. The original belt used on the machine by the OEM was an EP400/3 6+2 abrasion resistant. This belt failed after only 10 weeks. The top cover was becoming badly damaged and was incurring impact damage caused by the large logs falling from height. The belt was eventually damaged beyond repair after being ripped by a piece of metal that had become trapped.

Following a technical consultation and recommendations provided by Fenner Dunlop technicians, the original 400mm drum was replaced by a 630mm version and a UsFlex 1000/2 installed using a cold-bonded joint. The UsFlex belt has now been running for over 2.5 years (130 weeks) and continues to run without problem and without any notable signs of damage.

Location: Europe

Type of material carried: Logs

Industry: Wood