Conveyor belts back in service in under two hours
29 November 2018
Optimum conveyor belt life is achieved when the belt cover and carcass wear out at the same time but in the real world how often does that happen?
Commonly the belt cover will wear through leaving the carcass intact, an outcome that limits the life expectancy of the system. If running repairs aren’t incorporated into the maintenance strategy, the conveyor will inevitably need to be removed from service well before its time. And worse still, the damage may lead to abrupt failure resulting in loss of production, unscheduled maintenance downtime and even injury.
So, when is repair feasible? The most important question is whether the tensile strength of the carcass on the damaged belt is sufficient to withstand drive and take-up forces. If it isn’t, then replacing the section may be the best option. But if the damage is to the cover alone and even if a significant area is affected, the good news is there is a simple, quick-fix. Proven to provide a lasting repair in the most hostile of environments, this LOCTITE solution is based on polyurethane technology.
Polyurethane adhesives are supplied as one or two-part systems and can be used for a wide variety of applications. They are available in very rigid grades through to extremely flexible adhesives such as LOCTITE PC 7350 designed specifically for conveyor belt repair.
Read the full article in the December issue of DPA
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