Operating conditions demand the correct cover compound.
Pure and simple, the primary purpose of conveyor belt “compounds” is to protect the valued carcass. Compounds, skim and cable rubber formulations provide the adhesion and flexibility the belt needs while facing continual dynamic challenges of the conveyor system. Cover compounds must be of sufficient quality and thickness to withstand the varied operational and environmental hazards present.
Compounds are essentially elastomeric recipes. Each such recipe typically includes a primary polymer that defines the “grade” or expected function of the compound. Today, the number of different compound recipes available from these individual components is staggering. Fenner Dunlop analyzes these seemingly endless options through extensive research and development, rigid quality control testing, and years of application experience. Only from such a thorough study can they be assured of providing the most innovative, and appropriate, compounds to meet today’s increasing material haulage demands.