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Brief Introduction to Rubber Belt

Update:24-02-2017
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This article would like to give brief introduction to r […]

This article would like to give brief introduction to rubber belt which is widely used in machine. The rubber belt requires less hands-on repair and maintenance than the old-style metal conveyors. The metal units could become bent, and this would often result in the conveyor becoming jammed against a pulley somewhere along the length of the conveyor. It would often take repair crews several passes up and down the conveyor just to locate the jam. Once located, the conveyor was either bent back into position, or a new replacement section of conveyor was installed.

Damage is also possible with the rubber belt conveyor. Typically, a rip or tear in the rubber can occur, deeming it necessary to stop the conveyor and make repairs. This, however, is a rare occurrence. In the event that a rip does exist, the rubber belt is usually repaired using a wire staple or a series of staples. The staples allow the belt continued flexibility and the ability to maintain a fairly smooth surface, as the staples do not protrude above the belt. Very thin belt material doesn't require feathering, but it's less sturdy. Belts made of thin balloon-rubber have a limited lifetime because the ozone and nitrides being generated by the corona-combs will attack the rubber chemically, making it brittle so it becomes full of holes.

Rubber conveyor belts are also used in outdoor conditions. The rubber track is not prone to rusting and does not require additional maintenance to operate outside in any weather condition. Versatility is the main reason the Rubber Drive Belts conveyor system is replacing steel tracks worldwide.