The most common damage to conveyor belts and their repair

The company UkrEnergoPostach Ltd has been effectively repairing and regenerating rubber-fabric conveyor belts for a long time. Over the entire period of work, our company has been able to gain a lot of experience in the repair of conveyor belts, which allows us to effectively carry out this type of repair work in very difficult conditions, while maintaining a high level of quality of our service.

After evaluating the current service market, our company concluded that most firms downplay conveyor belt service options.

This type of service is considered absolutely new on the market. For example, when many companies do only replace the conveyor belt, our company is ready to service and, if necessary, repair conveyor belts, from the very beginning to the end, from the start of using the belt to the situation when it is beyond repair.

By effectively repairing a conveyor belt, its life span can be increased by fifty percent, and sometimes even one hundred percent.

The whole point is that sometimes, when it seems at first that the conveyor belt has become faulty, it can still be repaired and continue to work in the future.

It should be analyzed in detail what types of conveyor belt breakdowns can be repaired:

  • cuts that are located along the length of the conveyor belt;
  • cross cuts;
  • ribbons of different sizes passing through holes;
  • sections of a conveyor belt share, which are located on the side along the length.

It is necessary to consider all types of breakdowns in more detail and, using an example, understand how a conveyor belt is repaired after all.

In a situation where the cut of the conveyor belt is located along the length, it is necessary to analyze the length of the cut. In the case when the length of the cut of the conveyor belt is voluminous, then it is more efficient to repair the belt by mounting a mechanical bar on the place of the cut and fixing it in the same place with suitable fasteners. Due to this, the elasticity of the conveyor belt remains at a normal level and the cut disappears.

In the worst case, you can change part of the cut tape. If the cut along the length of the conveyor belt is small, then it is most effective to construct a patch from a piece of identical tape and, using the frost vulcanization method, perform repair work on the conveyor belt. Due to the existence of such a method, the functionality of the conveyor belt is restored in full and the cut is eliminated.

Crossing damage to a conveyor belt is considered very bad news, since the repair is usually done by changing the area with a cut on the belt, especially if the damage is located at the border of the conveyor belt, and not in the center. The bad news about the damage is also due to the fact that it becomes larger with pressure on the tape. If the cross cut is located in the center of the tape, then it can very well be eliminated either mechanically or by frost vulcanization.

The tapes passing through the holes are considered the easiest in terms of repair and are very quickly eliminated by applying a plank from a part of an identical tape.

Cuts of the conveyor belt share, which are located on the side along the length, are bad in that the cord begins to wear out of the conveyor belt, which leads to an even greater cut of the conveyor belt. Such cuts can be repaired by completely replacing part of the tape with a part of an identical tape or, depending on which cut, repaired by sizing. Sometimes it is necessary to eliminate the area of ​​the damaged surface, and only then apply glue to the cut, preventing the next decomposition of the edge of the conveyor belt.

It turns out that for most other companies it is more profitable once a month to order the arrival of our masters to analyze the state of the conveyor belt and, if cuts are found, eliminate them. Because of this, you save a lot of money, because the quick elimination of cuts in the tape is a barrier to their future occurrence or the increase in existing cuts, which means less frequent purchase of a new and expensive tape.