Belt Type: UsFlex 630/1 6+3 RS

Industry: Quarry
Updated: 02-02-2010
Location: Italy
Brief details of conveyor/application: Conveyor is under a primary crusher in a marlstone quarry
Type of material carried: Limestone (250mm)
Type and specification of Dunlop belt supplied: UsFlex 630/1 6+3 RS 1000mm
Current operating life of Dunlop belt: 12 months +
Type and specification of belt previously used: 500/3 5+2 1000 mm
Manufacturer: Several
Average life of competitors belt – months 4 to 5 months
Background story – general explanation of circumstances: The previous average lifetime of belts on this conveyor was less than 5 months. Although the customer felt that this was an acceptable operational lifespan, the local Dunlop distributor persuaded them to try UsFlex because of its higher tensile strength and better cover quality. The belt has already been running for more than double the lifetime of the previous belt type and continues to perform extremely well. The UsFlex 630/1 6+3 has been such a success that another one has recently been just installed in the same quarry, again replacing a conventional competitor multi-ply belt.