Conveyor Belt Jointing
There are two main types of conveyor belt jointing: mechanical fasteners and splicing. Each option has its merits depending on the application. Hot vulcanising gives a stronger joint which is less susceptible to catching on scrapers but is more expensive and takes longer than mechanical alternatives. Joining a belt with fasteners isn’t dependant on weather and atmospheric conditions; vulcanising in wet, humid or dusty conditions can lead to a bad bond and joint failure.
Mechanical Conveyor Belt Jointing
We are distributors for Flexco, an American manufacturer which we believe to be the best in the world, and carry a wide range of fasteners to suit most belt types and many different applications. We can supply fasteners for everything from thick quarry belts down to PVC and baler belts. We have several DIY options which can save time and money. Plate fasteners are the most common type we use as these form a solid, water-tight joint. Plate fasteners are also used to repair small rips on a conveyor belt. Belts with a hinged joint can be made up in our workshop and easily fitted be the customer on site to save labour costs.
Conveyor Belt Vulcanising
Hot vulcanising is the means of joining a conveyor belt by curing a rubber splice with a heated press, where as cold bonding is simply gluing the two ends together. Belts can either be fitted and joined on site, or we can supply a belt made endless in our workshop. We do not recommend cold bonding in most instances as we see a large amount of cold bond joints that have prematurely failed. Hot vulcanised repairs can be made to small holes/tears in a belt, as this can be time consuming its usually only practicable on long belts.
We can also join PU and PVC belts.