Conveyor Belt Splicing & Vulcanizing Presses
Conveyor belts have been around for decades and they are an invaluable aid for the easy transport, processing and assembly of a wide range of different materials and products. There are several hundreds of different types of conveyor belt systems.
But they all have one thing in common: they move goods.
High belt productivity therefor is essential, regardless of the type of industry or type of belt.
Definition Conveyor Belt Splicing
The splicing of conveyor belts is the process of joining two pieces of conveyor belt together. Usually this is done either to lengthen the original conveyor belt or to repair a torn or damaged conveyor belt. Because there are so many industries that use conveyor systems, there are many types of conveyor belts and components. To properly splice a belt, it is necessary to take into account the type of belt, the speed of the conveyor system, the materials running on the belt, and the environment of the conveyor.
Importance of Professional Splicing
If a splice is made incorrectly, the integrity of the belt and the entire conveyor system is at risk. The longer a splice lasts, the less downtime the conveyor system has. In manufacturing, production and mining environments, downtime can result in high financial loss. Improper pulleys can also cause the material carried by the belt to fall through, causing problems and further loss of profits.
During vulcanization, a splice is created using heat and/or chemicals. This type of bonding is more complex and requires special belt vulcanization tools, expertise and a clean, temperature and humidity controlled environment. However, if the belt splicer does this correctly, this type of splice is smoother and usually more durable than a mechanical splice.
There are two types of vulcanisation: hot and cold vulcanisation. Hot vulcanisation is the process of making joints by applying heat and pressure using a vulcanising press. In cold vulcanisation, a joint is made by using chemicals to join two pieces of belt.
Both types of vulcanisation require more time and preparation than mechanical connections.
To gain a perfect result the right engineering equipment like splicing tools and vulcanizing presses are essential.
Portable Vulcanizing Presses
Vulcanizing presses therefore need to meet the following requirements: The temperature required to vulcanize a conveyor belt must be applied to the body of the belt as uniformly as possible. The required surface pressure for the vulcanizing process must also be provided. Practically all of the presses comprise two main components to generate the required process conditions:
– Pressure elements
– Heating elements
Watch EMU Vulcanizing Press in Action
Why NILOS Conveyor Belt Equipment?
Since 1926 NILOS has been engaged in the field of Conveyor Belt Equipment. Your advantage is that we can offer everything for running a belt from one source.
Our programme comprises rubber products, vulcanizing presses, belt conveyors as well as accessories for working with Conveyor Belts.
Our experience and global orientation are further aspects to recommend you NILOS as a business partner. If required, our well-trained team will support you worldwide in building, installing and operating belt conveyors.
By offering the training of your personnel with respect to handling, operating vulcanizers and conveyor belts we share our know-how.
We are your competent Partner around the world and around the Conveyor Belt.