Do you know how to repair a conveyor belt? Preventing the tear from continuing, not making very deep cuts or removing the top layer are just some of the tips that professionals dedicated to manufacturing and industrial maintenance offer when the belt is deteriorated. Are you interested in learning more about this topic? If the answer is yes, you are in the right place! And it is that, as specialists in the application of polymeric resins and other solutions to protect constructions and structures, at Rodator we offer a quick guide to repair belts and conveyor belts effectively. Let’s start! Conveyor belt pre-cleaning Before carrying out the repair itself, we must clean the structure well. This step is especially important, because after inspecting the entire system during this process, we will be able to identify and delimit the damage caused. This evaluation activity will be carried out at 45º to prevent the structure from advancing, thus obtaining easy access for scraping and cleaning. Conveyor belt surface preparation In the area to be prepared, roughness must be created in the direction of the belt rotation. Removing contamination from the surface will be the main objective of this phase. Once removed, the cleaning solvent is applied and we must wait for it to dry. primer application Once the solvent has dried, the primer (primary) is applied. This last formula, which is also used in repairs before painting, must also dry to create molecular excitation of the rubber from which the belt is made, which allows chemical anchoring. Pouring Belzona repair product for conveyor belt After proper mixing of Belzona 2311, the solution should be troweled firmly onto the damaged surface and allowed to set, ie until it has reached its maximum hardness. Finally, we remind you that at Rodator we have specific products to repair rubber conveyor belts and we guarantee excellent results. After all, we are backed by more than 40 years of experience in the industrial maintenance sector. conveyer belt Belzona 2311 (SR Elastomer) A two component polyurethane resin designed to quickly repair, rebuild and recoat rubber and metal components such as a conveyor belt. This flexible rubber repair material is designed for emergency and permanent applications where high build, durable and elastic coatings, as well as high abrasion and tear resistance are required. This fast-setting material is easy to mix and apply without the use of special tools, and sets at room temperature, eliminating the need for hot work. Key benefits: Excellent protection against wear, impact and abrasion Very fast setting for emergency repairs; return to service of the repaired components is practically immediate Set at low temperatures, without involving hot work Pocket-sized individual packets for easy application Excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates, including natural rubber, nitrile, neoprene, styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), polyurethane, PVC, steel, copper, and concrete Exceptional mechanical resistance Reduced health and safety risks as it is free of solvents Excellent resistance to a wide variety of chemicals good electrical resistance Outstanding elongation: up to 450% Protection against erosion and corrosion Applications for Belzona 2311 (SR Elastomer) include the following: Emergency repair of rubber components Repair of rubber coatings on floating hoses to provide long-term abrasion resistance with minimal downtime Low-temperature setting alternative for repairing worn, cracked or torn areas of rubber conveyor belt components (versus vulcanized rubber repairs) Durable wear and impact protection on volutes and pump impellers Simple repair of cracks in the sidewalls of heavy-duty truck tires Quick repair of worn rubber rollers and joint seals
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