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Need HELP! Making endless belts


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Old 09-23-2007, 10:26:45 PM
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Default Need HELP! Making endless belts

Hi everyone,

I would like some input about making endless belts. I have a heated press for cooking the glue, but don't know what type of glue to use, and what type of belting will work for endless belts. Also I would like to know the best procedure for preparing the glue joint.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated, I have a planing mill with a tendency to tear out clipper lacings, and would like to try something different. My Clipper belt lacer is getting worn out from all the belt-fixing that goes along with that machine!!!

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Default Re: Need HELP!! Making endless belts

Two long, angled skives are made....one on each side of the belt, looking like a capital N except overlapping, to provide for a long angular glued or vulcanized joint.
I kind of doubt this is something you can do yourself.......
The only other alternative is a new belt rated for hammer mill service which is the toughest service to which a belt is subjected.
Short of a spliced belt the only other is a compass belt which is woven at the factory in one continuous piece, is truely endless.......and VERY expensive.......
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Thanks Craig,

I was wondering if anyone knows what type of machine is used to do the skiving process.....is it an abrasive type of action or slicing? Since I have my own glue press, I would like to make the belts in place so that I don't have to dismantle the machine to install them! I just have never found anyone that has made endless belts that can enlighten my feeble mind .

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Rick.....try calling someone here: http://web.applied.com/

If you can't get any decent answers give John Waldvogel a call at the Wausau, WI, branch!
He's a great guy and I'm SURE he'll answer your questions.......

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