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Analyzing Problem Before Getting Conveyor Belt Rep

12th December 2019

Conveyor belts repair is a crucial part of maintaining your operations. When your belting system is suffering from some issues, then it is time that you look at certain aspects, so you will know which type of repair you will need. 

Check the extent of the damage. There are damages that can be repaired manually and those that need the help of an expert. A small rip or teal along the edge may seem to be very little for you, but it can basically pose risk of spillage. Small punctures that are longitudinal in shape can pose higher risk. As a rule, if the hole is less 25 percent, a repair is necessary. However, if it exceeds check the size of your belt. Oftentimes, this is the determining factor whether you are going for a repair or replacement. Damages in spare belt generally need a replacement, but if the time to get the spare parts can take a while, then you can opt for repair for the meantime. Major damage on the belt with major areas of ripping and tearing and fire damages are signs that you need replacement.
Determine if you still have time. Conveyor belt repair can be time consuming and time factor can frequently affect belt repair decisions. For example, serious damage may require you to immediately take corrective action as quickly as possible. However, despite your effort in trying to be fast, repairing major damages can really take a long time. The best thing to do is have a technician or conveyor belt specialist to visit your site and have it assessed from there.
Check if temporary repair would work on your end. One of the most difficult but common situation is broken belt. This situation calls for rush repair and may need some restarting to see the belt pull apart again. Since the process of repairing a broken belt can be very complicated, you can opt to temporarily repair your conveyor or make improvised repair before a technician can come into your place.
Do you have insurance? Another factor that can affect your decision in repairing your conveyor belt is whether or not such repair is covered in your insurance policy. Certain types of bulk materials handling projects and projects are covered in other insurance. You may need to check your policy if it is covered. Why does this matter? As you know, conveyor belt repair can be a costly thing. If you don’t want to cut on your company budget, you surely would want to save a huge discount for repair by leveraging your insurance coverage. In simplest terms, your insurance may specify the size, density, heat level and other characteristics of material which it can cover. Also look for some related terms in your insurance such as stump, rail, plate, and crowbar.