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Conveyor belts

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Films

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Technical Support

Field Service & Technical Support Fenner Dunlop’s commitment to our customers does not begin or end with the sale of a high quality belt. Our in-house trained and certified team of service engineers are available to offer a comprehensive range of services worldwide, both above and below ground,… Read More

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Belt Calculations

Full details of the installation should be given to Fenner Dunlop engineers for them to cross-check calculations and give the most economical and reliable belt recommendation. It is essential to have some information on the belt tensile requirement, belt length and width and the material being conveyed. Where the T1 figure (Tension at Drive Head) is known it should be used as the basis for initial belt selection. Otherwise, at least the following information should be given to enable this figure to be calculated: 1.   Centre distance of conveyor (m) 2.   Belt speed (m/s) 3.   Peak loading (t/hr) 4.   Belt width (mm) 5.   Material carried 6.   Angle of trough 7.   Type of drive (number of drive pulleys, angle of the wrap, and whether steel or rubber lagged) and take-up arrangement (e.g. gravity, load sensed or fixed) 8.   Net changes in elevation (rise or fall between loading point and delivery point in metres) and maximum gradient (degrees) 9.   If known, details of idlers (the type of bearings, style of idlers, idler diameters, and pitch) Alternatively, installed motor power can be used as a rough guide together with belt speed which must be provided. Actual power consumed whilst running fully laden is more relevant than installed power. Details of the material and general conditions are useful: 1.   Size of material (maximum lump size, proportion fines to lumps) 2.   Loading details (height of the drop, the direction of feed, etc.) 3.   Condition of material (dry/wet, temperature, etc.) 4.   Exact nature of the material (density, nature - sharp or rounded) The correct belt selection must consider: •   Belt capacity •   Belt tensile strength •   Requirement due to load and conveyor structure The Fenner Dunlop formulae on these pages will give fairly accurate results through various other factors that can affect the total power requirement. For example in winter, additional power may be required to overcome initial friction in the idlers and transmission units. Poor chute design and seized idlers will also bring about the need for additional power, as well as promoting unnecessary belt wear. Similarly, if extensive skirt plates are fitted there may be a small additional power requirement, as there will on installations where a tripper exists. Wherever the above factors are likely to be significant Fenner Dunlop should be contacted for advice.   Many similar formulae exist for calculating power requirements all of which are acceptable when correctly applied. It is important, however, that attempts are not made to transpose factors and constants from sources other than this brochure into the Fenner Dunlop formulae, otherwise, inaccuracies are likely.     Read More

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Inspection Packaging & Storage

FINAL INSPECTION Before shipping, belts are 100% inspected and recoiled. Double coils and special double coils can be supplied if there are height constraints. At this point, the customer’s preferred mechanical fasteners can be fitted. PACKING Central cores are supplied in either wood or… Read More

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Bucket elevators

Certain applications require conveyor belts with special properties and our highly experienced in-house research and development team has properties. Our range of PVC covers include. Download brochure… Read More

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Customised Fenner Dunlop Belting

Fenner Dunlop HI-VIS Fenner Dunlop High Visibility (Hi-Vis) yellow covered belting provides improved safety and inspection capabilities, particularly on underground conveyors. The enhanced visibility of the yellow covers significantly improves the sighting of the conveyor’s moving parts and structure against the belt, allowing easier inspection and making the conveyor… Read More

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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… Read More

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Services

The provision of world-leading customer support is a key pillar in our business philosophy. We seek to work in partnership with our customers and suppliers to develop new products and services. The Marfleet operation is the Centre of Excellence for the solid-woven conveyor belt product group. Our Centre of Excellence… Read More

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About us

Fenner Dunlop ECS UK is a member of Fenner Dunlop Conveyor Belting Worldwide, the world’s leading manufacturer of conveyor belting for mining and industrial applications. Fenner Dunlop ECS UK manufactures the world’s largest range of solid woven conveyor belting and is the hub of the group’s central research and… Read More