Key Principles of Lightweight Belting

November 4-5, 2019, Grand Rapids, MI

Agenda

Day 1:

  • Module #1 Traditional Belting
    • Belt construction
    • Fabrics
    • Weaves
    • Covers
    • Compounds
    • Additives
    • Key information on data sheets
  • Site Visit to Uniband to see how conveyor belt is manufactured
    (Note: Not for participants from belt manufacturing companies)
  • Module #2 Traditional Belting (cont.)
    • Splicing of traditional belting
    • Mechanical
    • Endless
    • Practical application: Splicing demonstrations
    • Belt Fabrication Accessories
  • Module #3 Monolithic/Homogeneous Belting
    • Two basic types:
      • Flat monolithic/homogeneous belting
      • Round and profiled belts
    • Practical application:  Splicing demonstrations

Day 2:

  • Helpful Tools for Customer Visits
  • Module #4 Specialty Belting
    • Needled Felt Belts
    • Quick Splice Tapes
    • Nylon Core Belts
    • High Temperature Belts
    • PU Timing Belts
    • Plastic Modular
    • Spiral Link
    • Practical application: Nylon Core splicing and Quick Melt splicing
  • Module #5 Conveyor Design, Trouble Shooting
    • Basic components of the conveyor
    • Sketching a conveyor
    • Belt tracking
    • Belt squaring
    • Practical application: Belt Squaring and Sketching Conveyors
  • Putting It All Together
    • Practical Application: Selecting a belt for an application based on known application details and referencing data sheets.
  • Key Principles & Best Practices of Lightweight Belting
    • Course review, attendee survey and wrap-up