The topic we’re going to discuss, belt splicing budget concerns, is really heavy on the technical details. One study made by scientists for these concerns is something only professionals or technical experts can really go into. It is a good source of information though, and we’ve taken out relevant details and simplified these for you. 

First off, the technology behind current conveyor management and conveyor systems approaches that of rocket science. Just imagine the physics terms that apply in this sample: torque generated by rollers (running at a certain speed) and weight being transported by a vulcanized rubber belt and how this affects production time. 

Besides the physics, there are production metrics and factors, material qualities (chemical and physical), ambient temperature, friction and heat generation, etc. that apply. In simpler terms, and for purposes of managing conveyor systems, these have to be broken down to a few understandable numbers. 

That study mentioned earlier has these to offer, and the graphics give you an idea of the costings that affect conveyor belt splicing work in a typical mining operation in a typical year for both vulcanized and adhesive splicing work. Here they are: 

belt splicing budget
belt splicing budget
Source: Leszek Jurdziak et al 2019 IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 221 012099

Factors Affecting The Belt Splicing Budget

The main service for belt splicing is usually done by a contractor or external service provider. If, for instance, you have a mining operation, your company will provide the necessary materials and specific equipment. So your main budget concerns here will be added up according to:

  1. The cost of shift work. unique time frames (like overtime), consultations and other items billed by your contractor.
  2. The total cost of materials used or expended.
  3. The total cost of operational items used, like petrol or diesel for machinery, utilities, etc. 

Additional cost factors include  costs of belt management and maintenance:

  1. Preparatory actions related to the belt splicing job (like turning the belt to a specific location needed for the job, acceptance inspection, route clearing, and more). 
  2. Additional equipment and personnel who are needed for preparatory actions.
  3. Downtime and wastage. These are ideally kept to a minimum for any reliable belt splicing company.

Where One Step Splicing & Labour Comes In

A contractor like One Step Splicing must be on board as soon as the project is approved of. This is to help complete the requirements for the actual physical work. This last is really labour-intensive and the cost of labour we provide is worth your while. 

Why? Because, and we keep reminding our clients this, we know what works. And knowing what works means being able to simplify things to address your bottomline, which we can calculate down to the last penny spent and potential ROI. 

You can talk to us today if you want more information. We assure you that we can simplify things for you, provide all the details you want. Being in business using conveyors will also mean you have some technical background on things.