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Proper installation begins with precision belt cutting. Portable, lightweight belt cutters make it easier to achieve straighter, squarer cuts and to do so more uniformly and safely. With belt ends properly squared, the problems associated with mistracking, including premature belt wear, splice wear, and fastener pullouts, are less likely to occur. Today's belt cutters are sized for a range of belt thicknesses and widths.
PRODUCT PROFILE STORY Maintenance/Shop Equipment & IT/Computer Belt Maintenance: Successful Conveying for Maximum Efﬁciency By Beth Miller, Flexco irport conveyor belts are a fundamental compo- MECHANICAL FASTENERS VS. VULCANIZATION A nent that must operate efficiently and reliably to deliver customer satisfaction and transport lug- Mechanical fasteners offer distinct advantages when it comes to fast, reliable repairs. They are easy to install gage throughout the airport. and require only basic mechanical skills for maintenance Conveyor belt breakdowns can be damaging to cus- personnel. Unlike vulcanized splices, the wear on the tomer confidence, as well as to the reputations of airports splice is visually apparent, allowing maintenance crews to and airlines alike. Plus, repair times can be lengthy and complete a repair during scheduled downtime. Because costly. Proper selection and preventive maintenance prac- the splices are hinged or separable, they can be installed tices form the best combination for productive, effective, or replaced quickly and economically without having to and economical baggage handling operations. This involves disassemble the conveyor system or remove the belt from a careful analysis of belt splicing methods, proper selection the conveyor structure. of fasteners, and the use of several portable installation tools. A380 BELT SPLICING PRACTICES Proper belt splicing is often the most critical aspect of conveyor sys- DISCOVER…ready! tem maintenance. The conveyor belt is one of the few components that receive regular, heavy wear. There are two basic methods — vulcanization and mechanical fasten- ers — to connect conveyor belt ends together. Vulcanization is the process of fabricating two belt ends together, Tractors. Loaders. Stairs. And more. using heat or chemical activation, to make the belt a continuous, endless Designed from the outset to cope with length. Mec
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