Fenner Dunlop's Conveyor Belt Manufacturing Process

How is a Conveyor Belt Manufactured?

Have you ever wondered how conveyor belts are manufactured? Fenner Dunlop, the world's largest conveyor belt manufacturer for mining and industrial applications, shares what goes into making its conveyor belts. Check out the videos below to see how conveyor belts come to life through Fenner Dunlop's manufacturing process!

Receiving & Twisting Yarn

One of the first stages of the manufacturing process is receiving and twisting the yarn together. First, single strands of yarn are twisted together to create a thread. The twisted pieces are then wound into a spindle to store, and to keep the yarn from getting tangled before running through the loom. 

Weaving

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.

Treating

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. 

Calendering

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.

Laminating

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.

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