Conveying Expertise, Article in Aggregates Business
The article, which includes information about new products lines and technical expert analysis in the global quarrying equipment market, states:
"WCCO Belting says it has seen some impressive results from quarrying customer field-testing of its Direct X conveyor belting. Replacing three- and four-ply texture top and back standard industry belting in U.S.-based aggregate crushing applications, WCCO’s two-ply Direct X belting is said to have doubled belt life, reducing belt replacement and production downtime, and achieved claimed energy savings of 15%. Direct X belting is also said to have a 20% lighter carcass than the previously deployed three- and four-ply standard industry belting."
Mike shares, “The field tests proved that the Direct X belting delivers on performance, efficiency and longevity. Some people look at conveyor belting and think that it is all about ‘buying on [lower] price.’ That is a misconception. If you buy a thicker [three- or four-ply] belt, for example, that is 20-25% more cost [than a two-ply]. Sometimes, belt replacement can cost just as much as buying a new belt. In the belting world, you get what you pay for when it comes to quality.”
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