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Conveyor Belt Splicing and Maintenance for Mining Operations

Flexco® manufactures mechanical belt fasteners, belt cleaning products and tools for the mining industry.

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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.

Durable, long-lasting Flexco® SR rivet hinged fasteners are recommended for belt thicknesses from 3-25 mm (1/8in-1in).
The Pneumatic Single Rivet Driver combats worker fatigue and produces quality splices when used to install SR and BR fasteners.
Flexco cleaners are designed to work in a variety of different applications – decreasing carryback and improving belt conveyor performance.
Flex-Lag® installation saves time because it doesn’t require the removal of the pulley from the conveyor system. It installs easily on-site.
Sensor rollers on the PT Max™ belt trainer detect wander before pivoting and tilting the belt into place.

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.

Flexco® Rivet Hinged Fastening System

The Flexco® SR™ Rivet Hinged Fastening System is ideal for use on rubber-plied and PVC solid woven belting and for worn belts unfit for vulcanized splices, delivering performance and long life with easy installation.

MSP Standard Mine-Duty Precleaner

The MSP Standard Mine-Duty Precleaner is a mine-tough design that combines simple, do-it-yourself installation, quick maintenance, and effective cleaning results with an affordable price tag.

Slider/Impact Beds

Flexco has the right solutions for your load zone - whether it’s low-impact applications like sand and gravel or high-impact applications like coal-fired power plants, coal prep plants, and load-out facilities.

Joining a Straight-Warped Belt Using Rivet-Style Fasteners

Straight warp fabric contains basic tension-bearing warp yarns, combined with interwoven binder cords. Straight warp belts are most commonly used when conveying heavy and/or large materials such as timber, stone, or sand and gravel.

3 June 2019

The Need for Belt Cleaners by the Numbers

Maintaining a clean belt is one of the most important factors in the overall efficiency, profitability and safety of a conveyor operation. In spite of all of this, the use of a proper belt cleaning system is still widely overlooked throughout the industry.

30 April 2018

Flexco Celebrates 110 Years of Business

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.

4 April 2017

Flexco Unveils New Flexco University Training Center

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.

25 May 2016

Flexco Introduces New Modular Impact Beds

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.

25 May 2016

Flexco Launches Online Segment of Flexco University

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.

17 February 2016

Flexco Adds Urethane Capabilities to its Manufacturing Process

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.

27 January 2016

Flexco Introduces New PT Pro™ Belt Trainer

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.

14 October 2015

Flexco Introduces New HV2 Precleaner

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.

24 October 2014

Flexco Introduces Rockline Conveyor Idlers

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.

26 March 2014

Flexco Introduces Next Generation of Belt Conveyor Rollers: CoreTech™

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.

6 November 2012

Flexco Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Chile

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.

23 April 2012


2525 Wisconsin Avenue
Downers Grove
IL 60515
United States of America

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