A Brief History of Rubber
Some of the properties and uses of rubber were discovered by the Native South Americans long before the voyages of Columbus in 1492 made the knowledge available to Europe. For many years, the Spaniards tried to duplicate the water-resistant products (shoes, coats, and capes) of the Native South Americans, but they were unsuccessful. Rubber was merely a museum curiosity in Europe for the next two centuries. Read More →Adhesions
This information is crucial in determining belting life expectancy and the overall quality of a belting product.
Belting Comparison Guide
Comparison table of heavy duty conveyor belting manufactured in the United States of America.
Proper minimum belt tension is the tension required so that a given belt conveyor or belt elevator system will operate properly in its environment.
If unbalanced warp tensions exist in a conveyor belt, that belt will usually assume a "crescent" or "banana" shape when laid flat upon a horizontal surface. This deviation from a straight line is hereby defined as "camber."
RMA Original Specifications and revised RMA 1994 specifications.
Conveyor Belt Storage & Shipping
Modern conveyor belts are very durable products, but they can be adversely affected by improper storage and shipping practices. The basic recommended practices for belt storage/shipping are provided.
Conveyor Belt Tracking
The basic, and primary rule of tracking a conveyor belt is simply "THE BELT MOVES TOWARD THAT END OF THE ROLL IT CONTACTS FIRST."
Improvements in load design and/or conveyor equipment may be required if belting is prematurely failing from material impact.
Glossary of Conveyor Belting Terms
A complete glossary of conveyor and belting terms.
Standard Elevator Bucket Punching
The purpose of this section is to provide a simple and efficient method to select the best conveyor belt for many common applications. It may provide a way to quickly double check a given design.
Allowable rubber belt working tolerances as specified by the NIBA.
Weights of Various Materials
Weight Table of Conveyed Materials.
Vulcanized splices provide a method of joining the ends of conveyor belts without interrupting the continuity of the belts, and usually without altering the geometry or dimensions of the belts.
NIBA is the worldwide association of conveyor belting distributor/fabricators.
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WasteExpo is the largest tradeshow in North America serving the $43 billion solid waste and recycling market.
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