- Type and specification of Dunlop belts supplied
- UsFlex 1000/2 1400 mm wide, 8+3 RS with Chevron profile HC1200/32
- Current operating life of Dunlop belt
- More than 1000 hours
- Average life of previous belts
- Less than 500 hours
The digging machine belts are heavily loaded as 30- 40 cm sized pieces of iron ore is extracted plus much larger pieces on a regular basis. The sharp edges of the iron ore were cutting and gouging the surface of the conventional EP chevron belts that were previously being used resulting in an extremely short lifespan and lost production due to fitting of replacements. The introduction of the unique UsFlex Chevron has produced a dramatic improvement in operating life of more than 100%.