Today, conveyor belts are one of the major means for conveying heavy and light materials from one location to another in factories and other places. The working of the conveyor belt is very simple. A wide range of conveyor belt tools is essential for the proper working of conveyor belts. The principal part of conveyor belt tools is the conveyor belt splicing kit. Apart from this, heat measuring or controlling devices and different types of slitters are also an integral part of conveyor belt tools.
Conveyor belt splicing kits encompasses belt bonder kits and alternate tools. The belt bonder kit is used to join conveyor belts. Generally, a belt bonder kit will include a heat wand, cutter, gripper, trimming tools and driller. Both standard and heavy duty conveyor belt bonder kits are available. The standard conveyor belt bonder kit is widely used for welding polyurethane and polyester conveyor belts. The standard heat wand will work at low energy. Heavy belt bonder kits are ideal for heavy welding purposes. This is inclusive of a heavy duty heat wand that normally works at 100 volts or more. On an average, a standard belt bonder kit costs around $250, and a complete heavy conveyor belt bonding kit will cost around $3300.
Alternate tools of conveyor belt splicing kits are different types of grippers. The grippers usually hold cords. Depending on the use, one can avail of metal and plastic grippers. When compared with metal grippers, plastic grippers are light weight and easier to handle.
Different types of gadgets are used to measure and control the heating devices. Temp-o-meter, an electronic sensor that scans differences in temperature, is most commonly used to measure the temperature. It can read temperature in both Fahrenheit and Celsius, and generally works on battery. The heat controlling devices will constantly monitor the changing temperature power wattage being delivered to the heat wand, and control it.
A slitter is also an integral part of conveyor belt tools. It is usually incorporated with a table, and is available with different lengths of blades. A complete 12 ft slitter unit with a knife blade holder will cost around $2,500. Customized slitters are also available.
Conveyor belt tools can be availed from conveyor belt suppliers and wholesalers, or ordered directly from the manufacturers. C. M. Products Company, VOLTA Belting Technology Ltd., and DuraBelt, Inc. are well known for quality conveyor belt tools. Today, most manufacturers and sellers have websites that provide a range of online services for the ease of customers.