We offer hot, cold and mechanical splicing, and our teamare available to work both in and out of our factory.
A mechanical splice is created by using metal hinges or plates. This method requires a mechanical fastener system and a hammer or electric rivet driver to install the fasteners. Mechanical splicing is a versatile solution because it can be done in many different environments and on many types of belts. It is typically used in applications in which belts go through lots of wear and tear or need to be continuously expanded, or on belts in dirty, high-moisture environments or cramped spaces. These applications include mining, quarry and other heavy-duty applications.
Vulcanization creates a splice by using heat and/or chemicals. This mode of splicing is more involved and requires special tools, expertise, and a clean, temperature-and-moisture controlled environment. If done correctly, however, this type of splice is smoother and typically more durable than a mechanical splice.
Hot vulcanization creates splices by using heat and pressure through the use of vulcanizing press. Cold vulcanization creates a splice through use of chemicals that bond two pieces of belt.
Both types of Vulcanization require more time and preparation than Mechanical splices. Also, only certain belts, used in certain types of environments, lend themselves to vulcanization. Because the belt must be taken apart and removed from the conveyor system, vulcanization is more of a long-term splicing solution for applications that are light-duty and do not require constant repairs and extensions of the belt.
At TMH we have an excellent team of professionals that are well qualified in Belt Splicing who are happy to assist you in all your splicing requirements.
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