The next step is taking those wounded threads of yarn and running them through the loom, which grabs all the threads together. By doing so, the shape and body of the fabric belt are being created.
In this step, the fabric is covered with a specially formulated and custom adhesive to give the fabric belt a strong base for the rubber component to adhere to. By using a computerized system, heat is distributed to set the thread and rubber components together to create a rubber belt.
After the fabric is treated, it is sent to one of Fenner's manufacturing facilities. The next step is the calendering process, which is where the rubber compounds are broken down in preparation for the application of the fabric carcass.
During the laminating process, the conveyor belt is constructed. The calendered fabric carcasses are then put through a laminating table. The calendered piles are pushed together to form a conveyor belt.
We, at Baldwin Supply, are not out to reinvent the wheel - or the conveyor belt. We just want to continue to do what we do best: provide our services to our customers so that they can succeed in doing what they do best.