Flexco Conveyor Belt Splicing and Maintenance for Mining Operations

Flexco manufactures mechanical belt fasteners, belt cleaning products, and tools for the mining industry. The company is a world leader in maximising belt conveyor productivity and its products set the industry’s highest standards for design, ease of installation, and reliability.

Mining operations around the world turn to Flexco for belt conveyor solutions that help maximise uptime, productivity, and safety. Flexco takes a holistic approach to belt conveyor systems, recognising each system as a whole and working to address challenges and develop solutions.

Mechanical fasteners for underground, sand, gravel and hard rock mining

For underground mining applications, the Flexco® SR™ Rivet Hinged System is durable, long lasting, and simple to install on-site. The hinged mechanical fastener has self-setting rivets and features a scalloped-edged, low profile design that provides compatibility with cleaners and other conveyor accessories.

For sand and gravel, hard rock mining, and cement, the Flexco BR™ Rivet Solid Plate System is the preferred choice for the mining industry. These fasteners are recognised for their wear and longevity, as well as a smooth coin-edge profile that also promotes compatibility.

Both the SR and BR fasteners feature multi-point rivet attachments that pass between the belt’s carcass fibres to ensure maximum grip without damaging the carcass. Additionally, because a mechanical splice is visible, any wear or deterioration is immediately apparent. Replacement or repairs can be scheduled during brief periods of downtime or at the end of a shift.

The Pneumatic Single Rivet Driver makes installation of SR and BR fasteners even quicker. With one pull of the trigger, the durable tool drives each rivet in, producing consistent splices 33% faster than manual installation.

Belt maintenance products for the mining industry

Even the most routine belt maintenance carries the risk of injury for mine site staff. Flexco has developed an exclusive line of tools with built-in safety features to deter such injuries. The Flex-Lifter™ Conveyor Belt Lifter allows operators to safely lift a tensioned belt high enough to provide sufficient room for repairs, while Far-Pul® HD® Belt Clamps securely grip the belt to keep it from moving during the splicing process.

Flexco encourages skiving of the belt for cleaner-fastener compatibility and offers the lightweight, portable FSK™ belt skiver to ensure accurate cutting depths with an enclosed blade and plastic or metal guard. Flexco also offers manual belt cutters, the 900 series and 840 series aluminium, as well as power-assisted electric belt cutters that are available in corded and cordless versions capable of cutting belts up to two inches.

Belt conveyor cleaners

Cleaning is essential to ensuring your beltline runs smoothly. Over time, carryback can create serious problems for your conveyor system, including mistracking, accelerated belt wear, and the seizing of return idlers. Flexco offers a wide variety of belt cleaning systems that can remove even the toughest, stickiest material. Our systems are specially designed to minimise belt wear and interface seamlessly with mechanical fasteners.

The MMP Medium Mine-Duty Precleaner is just one of many cleaner offerings from Flexco. It features a visual tension check and a TuffShear™ blade. The MHS Heavy-Duty Secondary Cleaner with Service Advantage Cartridge™ boasts patented PowerFlex™ cushions which maintain optimal belt contact, and when combined with the tensioners, create four points of relief for maximum belt compatibility.

Load-point products to improve throughput

Flexco offers high-quality skirt clamp systems to keep material flowing safely. These systems create an effective seal at load points, without damaging the top cover of your belt. The Flex-Seal™ Skirting System is constructed with sturdy, corrosion-resistant components that deliver long service life. Easy to install and maintain, Flexco skirt clamps are a smart way to improve throughput.

When it comes to load zones, Flexco impact beds deliver the highest level of material containment and belt protection. DRX™ impact beds are specially designed to control acceleration, deaden impact energy, reduce damaging vibrations, and extend belt life.

Pulley lagging and belt trackers

When belt slippage is a problem, Flexco offers several pulley lagging solutions. Flex-Lag® ceramic pulley lagging has 80% tile coverage and features the highest co-efficient of friction available in lagging materials, two to three times the friction of rubber in wet, muddy, or dry conditions.

Even the slightest movement or change in the conveyor can throw a belt off track. Misalignment of rollers or pulleys, an incorrect splice, and material build up are just a few things that can get a mining operation’s belt off track. Flexco offers the PT Max™ belt trainer to help combat belt mistracking. A unique ‘pivot and tilt’ action delivers superior belt training performance, which makes it easy to keep even the most troublesome belts on track. The PT Max is also available for return side belting.

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Flexco Offers Splicing and Cleaning Solutions at Process Expo 2017

Flexco recently announced its plans to exhibit at PROCESS EXPO 2017.

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2525 Wisconsin Avenue

Downers Grove

IL 60515

United States of America

+1 800 541 8028 +1 800 323 3444 +1 800 225 4833 www.flexco.com Official Flexco YouTube channel

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7 September 2017

Flexco recently announced its plans to exhibit at PROCESS EXPO 2017.

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4 April 2017

Last week, Flexco celebrated 110 years in business with week-long celebrations all over the world that consisted of special surprises and giveaways, site luncheons, and 'spirit' days, in which employees were encouraged to wear Flexco gear.

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30 November 2016

Flexco recently released the newest cleaner in its line of belt conveyor products, the MXP Extreme Duty Precleaner.

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8 August 2016

Flexco has announced its plans to exhibit at the MINEXPO® 2016 show.

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8 June 2016

Flexco recently introduced the PTEZ™ Belt Trainer, another high-performance tracking idler, to its robust line of belt trainers.

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25 May 2016

Flexco, the leading manufacturer of products that help maximise belt conveyor productivity, recently unveiled an expanded training facility dedicated to the education of its customers and employees.

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25 May 2016

Flexco recently announced the addition of modular impact beds to its line of load zone solutions. Engineered with maximum capacity in mind, while ensuring full containment, the modular beds are designed with universal components that offer effective and affordable load zone protection.

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17 February 2016

Flexco recently unveiled the online portion of Flexco University. The online training tool features three levels of courses, online quizzes, and the ability to manage online training groups.

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27 January 2016

Flexco recently announced that it is now manufacturing its urethane belt cleaner blades at its Grand Rapids, Michigan location. The investment in the equipment and resources gives Flexco the opportunity to generate new, innovative products.

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14 October 2015

Following the announcement that a new CEMA standard for belt cleaners had been developed, Flexco updated its belt conveyor product (BCP) overview guide with ratings on all of its heavy-duty belt cleaners. In doing so, Flexco is the first manufacturer to publish ratings for their full line of cleaners.

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14 October 2015

Flexco recently announced the addition of its first reversing belt trainer, the PT Pro™, to round out its complete line of trackers. The PT Pro Belt Trainer uses Flexco's patented 'pivot and tilt' design, is capable of tracking single-direction and reversing belts, and is available in standard and heavy-duty options.

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7 May 2015

Aaron Rosso recently joined Flexco as senior product manager, heavy-duty mechanical belt fasteners.

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30 April 2015

Flexco is to attend the forthcoming CIM Expo in Canada.

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24 October 2014

Flexco recently added the HV2 Precleaner with V-Tips to its complete line of cleaners. Designed to be positioned on the head pulley and to remove the bulk of carryback from the belt, the HV2 is an enhanced version of the proven H-Type® Precleaner.

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4 August 2014

Flexco is proud to introduce the latest offering in its line of belt cleaners, the Motorized Brush Cleaner. Designed to effectively clean chevron, cleated and raised-rib belts, the new Motorized Brush Cleaner is also useful on worn or pitted vulcanised or mechanically spliced belts.

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26 March 2014

Flexco has announced that its Pneumatic Single Rivet Driver is now compatible with the Flexco BR™ Rivet Solid Plate fasteners and installation tools. This tool, when used in conjunction with the fasteners, speeds up installation by up to 33%.

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26 March 2014

Flexco has recently announced the addition of Rockline® Conveyor Idlers to its wide range of products designed to maximise belt conveyor productivity. The troughing idlers are made of lightweight, durable composite HDPE materials.

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18 February 2014

Flexco has announced its plans to exhibit at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 show. Flexco will be addressing splicing, cleaning, tracking and belt slippage needs at Booth 7710 in the platinum lot.

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5 December 2013

Flexco recently announced that the design of the washers on #1, 140, and 190 Bolt Solid Plate Fastening Systems has been updated to improve fastener-belt interaction and maximize splice performance.

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5 December 2013

Flexco, a manufacturer of mechanical belt fasteners, belt cleaning products and tools for the mining industry, has released a free brochure on Mining Technology detailing how its solutions can increase belt conveyor productivity.

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27 September 2013

Flexco is pleased to introduce its new Flex-Lag® Medium Ceramic Pulley Lagging and Flex-Lag® Adhesives.

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11 July 2013

Flexco, the world's premier supplier of belt maintenance products, recently appointed Steve Hennessey to the position of Project Sales Manager - North America.

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6 November 2012

Flexco recently announced the addition of the CoreTech™ line of rollers to its wide range of products designed to maximise belt conveyor productivity. The next generation of troughing and return rollers are made of lightweight, high-strength, corrosion and abrasion-resistant composite materials.

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7 September 2012

Flexco recently announced the release of the Pneumatic Single Rivet Driver. Designed for use with Flexco® SR™ fasteners and installation bases, the Pneumatic Single Rivet Driver speeds installation by up to 33%.

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7 September 2012

Flexco recently announced the release of its Cordless Belt Cutter. Designed to provide quick and easy cuts on rubber, PVC, and fabric-plied belts, this portable tool is currently available in two sizes.

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19 July 2012

Flexco will exhibit at this year's MINExpo in Las Vegas, US.

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2 July 2012

Flexco recently announced the release of two new products to improve performance in belt conveyor load zones.

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14 May 2012

Flexco, the world's premier supplier of belt maintenance products, recently appointed Kerry Meacham to the position of director of North American sales.

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23 April 2012

Flexco, the leading manufacturer of products that help maximise belt conveyor productivity, recently opened a new sales and manufacturing facility in Santiago, Chile in order to better service customers in Latin America.

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28 March 2012

Flexco recently introduced a Portable Air Tensioner System, designed to ensure proper tension will be applied to the cleaner throughout its life.

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14 March 2012

Flexco recently announced the addition of the MHP Precleaner to its line of heavy-duty belt cleaners.

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2 February 2012

Bob Lord and Chris Poe recently joined the Flexco team in product management roles.

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Flexco

2525 Wisconsin Avenue

Downers Grove

IL 60515

United States of America

+1 800 541 8028 +1 800 323 3444 +1 800 225 4833 www.flexco.com Official Flexco YouTube channel

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