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VOL XXV, NO 54

Belzona® Provides Cost Effective Solution To Conveyor Belt Repairs

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Solids Handling Machinery (SHM)

 
 

Customer Location:

Waste Management Company, Manchester UK

 
 

Application Date:

August 2010

 
 

Application Situation:

The material recycling facility have several thin conveyor belts to enable the various separation processes. Unfortunately they can be damaged relatively easily and are costly and time consuming to replace.

 
 

Problem:

An L shaped cut approximately 300mm across the length of the belt was found in a new conveyor belt.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 2311 (SR Elastomer)

 

Substrate:

Rubber

 
 

Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How system Leaflet SHM-1. Top cover was cut back before repairing with Belzona® 2311 incorprating Belzona® 9341 (Reinforcement Tape).

 
 

Belzona Facts:

The cost of replacing a new belt is estimated at £600.00 plus labour. The Belzona repair solution cost approximately £39.00 in materials offering a saving of £561.00 The whole process including preparation, repair and cure time took around 2 hour 15 minutes. The application was completed out of hours so as not to impact on production.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. Damaged conveyor belt - L shaped cut
  2. Surface being prepared using a wire brush on a hand drill
  3. Belzona Conditioner applied with 1 coat of product and and reinforcing tape laid on top
  4. Completed conveyor repair
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com