Belt Type: UsFlex 1000/2 15+5 RS

Industry: Quarry
Location: France
Brief details of conveyor/application: Conveyor with center distance of 60 meters
Type of material carried: Volcanic rock (very sharp and highly abrasive)
Type and specification of Dunlop belt supplied: UsFlex 1000 / 2 15 + 5 RS. Width = 1200 mm
Current operating life of Dunlop belt: 4 years + (Expected minimum operational life of at least 5 years)
Type and specification of belt previously used: Dunloplast 630 DB 15 + 5 RS, competitor with RIP Protech, Sempertrans with metal cord
Manufacturer: Dunlop, Sempertrans and others
Average life of competitors belt – months Dunlop (Dunloplast) – 4 years, others – 12 months
Background story – general explanation of circumstances: This critical conveyor carries extremely sharp and abrasive volcanic rock. Although the Dunloplast belt lasted 4 times longer than previous types used, the UsFlex belt that replaced it has achieved an even longer operational life and is expected to last for at least five years before needing to be replaced.