Contractor Tips Blog

Feb
17

What is a Cold Cure Conveyor Repair?

Posted in Conveyor Belts

When the cover or carcass components of a conveyor belt is damaged, replacement is not always necessary. There are repair options available, including a cold cure repair. This option replaces the needed materials and “cold cures” them into place. This can create a seamless repair to the belt to extend the life; it also is a quick solution when you want to limit impact on your production.

There are two methods used to adhere new belt materials for repair: vulcanized and cold cure. Both secure the new materials in place, but each uses a different method. Vulcanized repairs use heat and pressure to repair the belt. Cold cure uses chemicals to complete the repair and is best for repairs to belts that are gouged, worn or have scoring.

Completing a Cold Cure Repair

It is important to have expertise and patience when completing a cold cure conveyor belt repair. The damaged area must be carefully trimmed to remove all the damage and the new patch or replacement material must to cut to match. With cold curing, it is important to have a dry, clean environment to ensure the cement and putty will cure correctly. Once the new section is cemented in place, a roller can be used to smooth the surface. It is important to test the belt on a lower tension at a lower feed rate to ensure the repair will hold before returning to regular operation.

While cold cure repairs can extend the life of your belt, they must be carefully completed to hold. Having a reliable conveyor service company that can repair or replace belts as needed on-call is important to ensure your production line keeps moving.

Posted on behalf of:
The King Group, Inc.
6865 Shiloh Road East, #100
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 886-1113

Jan
10

Signs of Conveyor Belt Problems

Posted in Conveyor Belts

Many different types of businesses rely on conveyor belts to maintain productivity. Whether you own a large manufacturing business or a small retail business that ships out products, you most likely use conveyor belts in your operation. A malfunction of one of your belts can cost you thousands of dollars in downtime and lost productivity. To avoid breakdowns, keep an eye out for common conveyor belt issues before they become expensive problems.

  • Belt slippage. If your belt shifts or slips during use, you may have an issue with the traction or pulley. This can be due to improper tension, debris build up or other issues. Cleaning the conveyor or readjusting the tension could resolve the issue.
  • Noticeable wear on the edges. When your belt begins showing edge wear, it is a sign of trouble. You may have uneven tension or misalignment within your track. If there is even wear throughout the entire belt, it may be time for replacement. Premature wear could mean you are using the wrong belt for your application.
  • Cracked or hardened areas. If you are noticing some areas on your conveyor belt are hardening, cracked or seem swollen, this could be from heat damage.

These can all be signs that your conveyor belt will fail if you do not address these issues. The best solution is to schedule regular maintenance for your conveyor through a reputable conveyor belt service company. Having a professional technician inspect and service your conveyor can ensure you have the correct belts, tension and traction for your application. This is a good investment in your business and can reduce the chance of costly shutdowns in the future.

Posted on behalf of:
The King Group, Inc.
6865 Shiloh Road East, #100
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 886-1113

Mar
13

Finding a Conveyor Belt Repair Service

Posted in Conveyor Belts

In the world of manufacturing, nothing can slow down production quicker than an assembly line that stops moving. Everything depends on those conveyor belts to continue to move products from one station to the next, whether it is on the production floor or in the shipping warehouse. When one of your conveyors breaks down, you need a fast, dependable service on speed dial to get your line up and moving again. Don’t wait for an emergency to happen. Research and find that company now and add them to your emergency contacts. Here is what to look for:

  • A company with decades of experience. You want a conveyor service company that knows this industry inside and out, with many years of experience.
  • Conveyor experts.  Don’t settle for a company that repairs all types of industrial equipment. Find a conveyor expert that specializes in providing conveyor parts, repair service and installation. They will find the problem faster and have the right parts to fix the issue.
  • Fast service and troubleshooting experts. When you work with a company that knows all the ins and outs of conveyor belts, they are quick to find the problem.  In many cases, just describing your issue over the phone can pinpoint the problem to an experienced conveyor service technician. They can then come prepared with the right parts to get your operation up and running fast, saving you time and money.

Finding a conveyor service company that offers all these qualifications is not easy, but worth the search. When it comes to something as important as keeping your production floor moving, you only want the best service available.

Posted on behalf of:
The King Group, Inc.
6865 Shiloh Road East, #100
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 886-1113

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