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Topic: Conveyor Belts

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Sparks Belting Company Announces Acquisition of D&D Belt Service, LLC

Sparks Belting Company, a Grand Rapids based conveyor belt manufacturer and supplier, is pleased to announce the acquisition of D&D Belt Service, LLC. The Atlanta, Georgia, based company provides fabrication and installation services for heavy duty rubber conveyor belting to the aggregate, recycling, paper/pulp and lumber processing markets.

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The Purpose of Textiles in Conveyor Belting

Conveyor belts are the driving force in conveying operations. There are many different types and materials for the abundance of applications in the market. However, there are a few different textiles that serve an important purpose in conveyor belting.

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How V-Guide Strips Can Help with Belt Tracking

To assist with positive tracking, a guide strip(s) is often used on the pulley side of conveyor belts. V–guides are the most common shapes used. However, square and rectangular shapes are also available. In addition, Sparks has designed and developed round dot-guides for traveling over very small pulleys.

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What Are Plies and Ply Adhesion?

Some conveyor belting is manufactured with one ply of fabric. This fabric layer can be coated with rubber, polymer or elastomer. Yet, most conveyor belting is manufactured using two or more plies of fabric that are adhered to each other by using inner layers of rubber, polymer or elastomer.

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Determining the True Cost of a Conveyor Belt

Collecting and earning documented cost savings from vendors is a reality in today’s competitive manufacturing environment. Buyers are often faced with the difficult task of saving a fixed percentage on their MRO spend year on year. Belting is an ideal product to save money on due to the wide variety of materials available, specialty fabrications, and how it interacts with your product and conveyors. Sparks is an industry-leading expert in providing cost savings to a wide variety of industries.

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The Top 5 Conveyor Belts

​Like most products in the marketplace today, the options of conveyor belts that are available seems limitless. Although many applications require specialized belts to run properly on the conveyor, there are five belts that will handle most tasks. This do-it yourself survival guide will point you in the right direction to select the best belt for your conveyor.

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Selecting the Proper Conveyor Belt for Your Conveyor

There is a science behind selecting the correct conveyor belt for your conveyors. Conveyor belt specification is both a process of elimination and, at the same time, honing in on the critical and fixed variables associated with your conveyor. This guide will steer you on the right path to selecting a better conveyor belt for your conveyor.

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