- Published: Thursday, 01 October 2009 05:00
Steel-Cord Conveyor Belt Splices—More than Tough Enough
By Bernd Küsel
The introduction of steel cord conveyor belts more than 50 years ago revolutionized conveyor technology. Since then, increasingly longer conveyors, higher loads and more complex routing have become possible, with no end to these advances in sight. Because every conveyor has one or more individual belt sections that must be spliced to make an endless conveyor belt, this record of success has relied heavily on splicing technology. This article describes experience that has been gathered with steel cord conveyor belt spices in various application fields in opencast and underground mining.