Splicing Services & Products
We have invested heavily in the recruitment and training of the best conveyor belt splicing teams in order to offer splicing in our facilities as well as on your site. We are proficient in the splicing of all types of conveyor belt – plied rubber, solid woven PVC and steel cord. Our experience and advanced technology will allow us to provide you with splicing services quickly and effectively.
Conveyor Belt Technical Training
With our long tradition of product excellence and our highly experienced technical workforce, we see the passing on of knowledge as an important part of our ‘total service package’. For many years, The Dunlop Academy of Excellence has been providing its first class on-site and in-house splice training courses for its distributors, dealers and customers. To ensure the optimum splice strength and operational lifetime of your belt, the scope of the training includes coaching & teaching about ‘best practice. Splicing techniques, regulations and methods (including: alignment, peeling/stripping, the use of Dunlop Conveyor Belting splice materials and the actual vulcanization of the splice). During training we will answer all of your questions and provide vital guidance for belt lifetime optimization.
Dunlop Splicing Materials
A strong, long-lasting splice joint relies on two, equally important factors – the skill of the person making the splice and the actual quality of the splicing materials being used. To get the best results it is essential that the rubber being used in the splice joint has exactly the same (or better) qualities (heat resistance, oil resistance, etc.) as the rubber used to make the belt itself. Ideally, this is best supplied by the manufacturer of the belt itself. In order to help our customers achieve the best possible results, Dunlop supplies a wide range of splicing materials that have been designed and developed to provide optimum performance in terms of adhesion, dynamic life and usability. The materials can be ordered as full splice kits containing everything needed to make a splice or as bulk material.
Dundisol hot vulcanization solution provides the best possible tack characteristics during the assembly of the splice and excellent adhesion levels in combination with Dunlofol. Dunlofol uncured inter-ply rubber is designed for use on the ‘steps’ of the splice to rebuild the belt carcass and to provide maximum adhesion in the cured splice. Duncover uncured cover rubber is especially designed for use on the top and bottom of the splice to rebuild the belt’s cover area and provide maximum adhesion to the carcass and the best possible wear resistance and durability. Uncured rubberised fabrics can be supplied for specialty splices such as UsFlex fi nger splices, used as reinforcements in heavy duty, high tensile splices and also to make spot belt repairs.
For cold splicing of conveyor belts with textile carcass we supply our highly successful ‘two component’ (glue and hardener) Enerkol bonding system, which is suitable for abrasion resistant belt qualities. Enerkol is also a highly effective bonding glue for pulley lagging. A special steel primer is required for this purpose.