There were a number of factors that made this job particularly challenging.
- When the conveyor stopped, the belt snapped and folded upon itself, coming to rest in an area with difficult access for the equipment needed to retrieve it.
- The belt is 1400mm wide. Presses of the size required to make these splices are not common
- This is a steel cord belt, which in itself calls for a complex splicing procedure
- Time was at a premium due to the escalating costs of lost production
Our team began work on Saturday and all the mechanical repairs were completed over the weekend. Splicing a steel cord belt is a lengthy and labour-intensive process requiring great skill and attention to detail. Working 16-hour shifts in difficult conditions our team completed the work by Monday and production could begin again.
The customer was very pleased with the way in which Dunlop Service was able to call on international resources to complete a very complex job, and our commitment to working long hours to complete it in as short a time as possible.