Joining of Solid Woven Belting
Fenner Dunlop conveyor belting can be joined in two ways, either by hot vulcanised finger splicing or by the use of mechanical fasteners.
SPLICED “FINGER” JOINING
Conventional vulcanising presses are used for this process, in conjunction with a variety of polymeric jointing materials developed for maximum joint efficiency. This type of splice enables good quality joints to be made with strengths approaching that of the parent belt.
Hot vulcanising offers certain advantages, including:
- the highest joint strength possible
- reduced risk of tearing at the splice area
- a smooth joint area for superior performance under scrapers, ploughs,
deflectors and minimal impact over pulleys and idlers
- operation through automatic weighing devices and magnetic separators
- reduced maintenance
- resistance to harmful moisture and chemicals
- superior resistance to abrasion
- easier cleaning
- reduced spillage
The thick, high textile content of the Fenner Dunlop solid-woven carcass, combined with the superior PVC impregnation produced by our unique process, gives excellent fastener holding properties. A wide range of fasteners including Mato, Goro, Flexco, and Titan are suitable for use with Fenner Dunlop belting.
Mechanical fasteners are appropriate in conditions where:
- belts are replaced frequently
- belts and conveyors are extended regularly
- emergency jointing or repairs are required
- take up travel is limited