Recently, many customers have asked Rayco about conveyor belt questions, such as: how to choose a suitable conveyor belt for the application and send a list of conveyor belt quotations. In addition to these problems, there are also many customers seeking solutions for conveyor belt splicing. Therefore, I have compiled the content of FAQ about conveyor belt splicing.
How to splicing two different belts？
Usually, two different belt qualities make it difficult or impossible to heat vulcanize (or cold vulcanize). Because of their strength, the diameter of the wire and the thickness of the belt are different. The only solution is to use mechanical splicing.
Which is better, hot vulcanization or cold vulcanization?
Both of these methods are great splicing solutions, and vulcanization requires splicing in a moisture-free, dust-free, and oil-free environment.
A brief overview, hot vulcanization is a good solution for long belts and wide belts. For small or old belts, cold vulcanization is a good solution.
Can all belts be vulcanized?
Not all conveyor belts can be vulcanized. For old, dirty and severely worn belts, mechanical splicing is a better solution.
How to Splice Steel Cord Conveyor Belts？
Steel cord conveyor belts or any belts should generally be vulcanized in strict accordance with the guidelines given by the belt manufacturer or supplier. The steel cord belt or any belt should generally be vulcanised strictly as per the guidelines given by the belt manufacturer or the supplier.
They also provide information about the various materials used in this vulcanization process, solutions, vulcanization procedures, heating temperature, heating duration, pressure, etc.
Steel cord belts should be spliced using the vulcanized method. The hot vulcanization of steel cords usually uses finger splicing.
How to choose mechanical splicing and vulcanization？
The effect of conveyor belt vulcanization far exceeds that of mechanical splicing. But there are many conditions for choosing vulcanization, you can check “Conveyor Belt Mechanical Splicing VS Vulcanization“, if these preconditions can be met, please choose vulcanization.
How to find out if the vulcanized splice is worn?
Due to the process, the wear of vulcanized splices is from the inside out. Therefore, we cannot see the wear of the splices and can only be tested by equipment.