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Conveyor belts – the TRUE cost

by Aleksandra

5 minutes read

Conveyor belts – the TRUE cost

No matter what price you pay, it is how long your conveyor belts last before needing to be replaced that actually dictates their true cost. Most people would agree that the selling price has the biggest influence on the purchasing decisions that we make.

Catastrophic belt damage – Taking care to reduce the risk.

by Aleksandra

5 minutes read

Catastrophic belt damage – Taking care to reduce the risk.

It is estimated that in mining and quarrying especially, up to 80% of belts that are replaced prematurely is a result of accidental catastrophic damage. Such damage is regarded by some as being so impossible to avoid that they use cheap, low-grade ‘sacrificial belts’.

Wear and Tear – Causes, Effects and Solutions

by Adrianna

5 minutes read

Wear and Tear – Causes, Effects and Solutions

Thanks to advances in rubber technology, the wear life of today’s industrial conveyor belts should be at least two or times longer than it was as recently as a decade ago. Here, Bob Nelson explains the causes and effects of conveyor belt wear and…

The Strongest Link – how finger splicing turns the weakest link into the strongest link

by Aleksandra

4 minutes read

The Strongest Link – how finger splicing turns the weakest link into the strongest link

  Virtually without exception, the weakest point of any conveyor belt is the splice joint. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 80% of all conveyor stoppages are caused by splice joint problems. Because of the potential loss of output, as well as the safety…

CHOOSING THE RIGHT TYPE OF BELT EDGE CAN AVOID UNNECESSARY COST AND DELAY

by Karolina

4 minutes read

CHOOSING THE RIGHT TYPE OF BELT EDGE CAN AVOID UNNECESSARY COST AND DELAY

When requesting a quotation for a conveyor belt, specifying the wrong type of belt edge can have an enormous impact on belt costs, repairs, maintenance and lost production. Despite the continual advances in technology and the types of materials used to manufacture rubber multi-ply conveyor…

Transporting, handling and storing rubber conveyor belts

by Karolina

4 minutes read

Transporting, handling and storing rubber conveyor belts

Safety Conveyor belts are packaged in rolls that can be of considerable size and weight. It is therefore essential to maintain the highest safety standards and vigilance to avoid danger to human life and the destruction of goods during their loading, transportation, unloading and storage.

Chevron conveyor belts – avoiding the rip off

by Karolina

5 minutes read

Chevron conveyor belts – avoiding the rip off

When it comes to chevron-profiled belting, appearances can be very deceptive. One belt may look virtually identical to another belt and the basic specifications such as tensile strength may also appear to be identical. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the durability and…

Top of the class

by Karolina

2 minutes read

Top of the class

Did you know? We have been leading advocates of REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemical Substances) compliance within the conveyor belt industry for a great many years. The regulation places direct responsibility on all manufacturers to manage potential risks that could arise from chemicals…

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