Belt Type: Superfort 500/3 5+2 Deltahete heat resistant

Industry: Mining
Location: Africa
Brief details of conveyor/application: Aggregates are treated chemically and thermally to extract valuable minerals from mine run-off
Type of material carried: Sand - like
Type and specification of Dunlop belt supplied: Superfort 500/3 5+2 Deltahete (stock item)
Current operating life of Dunlop belt: 15-20 weeks
Type and specification of belt previously used: Semperit TEC
Manufacturer: Semperit
Average life of competitors belt – months 6-12 weeks
Background story – general explanation of circumstances: The material being carried can be extremely hot and abrasive resulting in significant heat-load and rapid wear. Prior to the introduction of the Superfort Deltahete belting, there were two main problems. Firstly, the very short operational lifetime meant frequent belt replacements with the added costs of lost production and fitting. Secondly, poor delivery times meant that the customer needed to hold expensively large stocks of replacement belt.Dunlop Deltahete was supplied and although the belt is still replaced after 15-20 weeks (by default) the operational performance is vastly superior and the availability from Dunlop stock assures the user of fast supply; improved continuity and reduced stocks of spare belts.