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Flexco Introduces New Belt Cleaner Monitoring Technology, Mine-Tough Staple Splice at MINEXPO 2021

Flexco has announced its plans to exhibit at MINEXPO 2021, held in Las Vegas Sept. 13-15, 2021. At the show, Flexco will be addressing splicing, cleaning, tracking, and belt slippage needs at Booth C4209, located in Central Hall. In addition, Flexco will be introducing visitors to Flexco Elevate™ Belt Conveyor Intelligence™, an innovative, real-time belt cleaner monitoring system that harnesses the power of predictive analytics so mining operations can remotely gather critical insights that optimize belt conveyor productivity and heighten operational efficiencies.

At the show, Flexco will be using a live, interactive dashboard to showcase how the Flexco Elevate wireless platform transfers data insights to an intuitive, Cloud-based dashboard via edge technology, allowing remote monitoring of belt cleaners. Attendees will be able to see how belt cleaner challenges are communicated, analyzed, and resolved using information gathered from sites across their operations.

New fastener technology on display

Visitors can also stop by Booth C4209 to learn how Flexco can help operations optimize their belt conveyors using some of our newest innovations in fastener technology.  Among those innovations is the Flexco XP™ Staple Fastening System, which combines an enhanced applicator tool with the longest-wearing staple fastener and hinge pin on the market to produce a superior belt splice in the toughest mining applications.

Another product debuting at MINEXPO under the Flexco line of mechanical fastening systems is the Super-Screw® Flexible Rubber Fastening System. Offered as part of a strategic partnership in North America with MLT Minet Lacing Technology, Super-Screw offers a faster and easier alternative to vulcanization since it can be installed regardless of the location or accessibility of the conveyor belt and in any weather condition.

Introducing extreme cleaning

In an effort to tackle the fastest speeds, highest tonnage, and widest belts in the industry, Flexco will also be unveiling its newest belt conveyor products for carryback control. The MXS Extreme-Duty Secondary Cleaner is the perfect complement to our MXP Extreme-Duty Precleaner, with the duo acting as a total cleaning solution along the beltline in the most extreme mining applications. Handling belt speeds up to 2,000fpm (10m/s) and belt widths from 42in to 120in (1,050mm to 3,000mm), the rugged, oversized mainframes can withstand extreme pressures, while the built-in lift points and modular design make it easier to carry and install.

The unique design of the blades on the new MXD Diagonal and MXV V-Plows will also draw a crowd to the Flexco booth at MINEXPO. Capable of handling the harshest materials in the mining industry, these plows provide all the strength needed for belts with large tonnages. The design also ensures that extra care has been taken to ensure the tail pulley is protected and material does not slip under the plow or jump over it.

Safer, easier installation and maintenance

As always, Flexco is focused on making installation and maintenance safer and simpler with our maintenance tools. At this year’s booth, we will introduce our new TUG™ HD® Belt Clamps, which are designed to secure the belt for repair, meeting the most stringent safety test standards. Available in 6t and 8t versions, TUG HD Belt Clamps provide even tensioning across the entire belt width for ultimate strength. Modular components allow for increased versatility and portability.

New to this year’s show is also the Powered FSK™ Belt Skiver, a powered version of a manual skiver. Capable of removing belt top covers in a fraction of the time, the Powered FSK Belt Skiver is perfect for safe, easy skiving that produces a stronger splice. The FSK is compact and easy to use anywhere on the job site, with a blade that is safely enclosed during skiving operations. Used on rubber-covered belts with top covers of 3/16in (4.5mm) or more, the FSK Skiver provides skives from 1/16in to 3/8in (1.5mm to 9.5mm) deep in a single pass.

The booth will feature a full-size conveyor, as well as interactive displays to help attendees better understand the features and benefits of Flexco product solutions. Live demonstrations will also take place at the booth, with a focus on belt preparation, splicing, and rip repair for those interested in seeing the products at work.

Experienced Flexco team members will be available to discuss the entire conveyor system and help attendees identify challenges and ways to increase the efficiency and productivity of their operations. Flexco is able to address almost any conveyor challenge – from slippage and spillage, to mistracking and wear and tear, to safety and environmental concerns. Even after a belt is up and running, Flexco stays involved to ensure that its products are delivering the top-notch performance needed for maximum productivity.

For more information on how Flexco can maximize your belt conveyor productivity, visit Booth C4209, located in Central Hall at MINEXPO 2021.

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