Conveyer belts, whichever purpose they are used for exposed to wear and tear, thereby develop snags in the operation. Conveyer belts are generally repaired in three ways. The most common of them is the vulcanized repairs.
- Conveyor Belt Vulcanizing repair is the most common and offers the best results because this replicates the process of manufacturing the conveyer belts, similar to the way it is done at the factories. Such vulcanized repairs restore the strength of the belts to near the original values. In the process of vulcanized repairs, the carcass is carefully cleaned, the damaged portion trimmed and repaired. The endeavor is to make the repair as seamless as possible so that repairs are not noticed and this is one of the best benefits of these kinds of repairs. Uncured rubber is inserted in spaces wherein the carcass has been trimmed. After the insertion, heat and pressure is applied on the portion to make the insertion gel with the rest of the carcass.
Other than vulcanized repairs, conveyer belts are also repaired in the following ways.
- With the help of metal fasteners: This is a relatively complex procedure that can be carried out only in specific instances. The process requires specialized tools. Repair by way of metal fasteners in conveyer belts is generally suited for splicing. These are not applicable for cover maintenances. In the genre of metal fasteners too, there are several kinds of repairs available. The bolt fasteners are relatively simpler to use against these and also offers better gripping.
- Cold cure repairs: Cold cure repairs are the opposite of vulcanized repairs since cold processes are applied here, as compared to the heat and pressure applied in case of vulcanization. This process demands better workmanship and lots of patience; chemicals take some time to dry and hence the extended time.