ASC Rubber Lining Solutions
We produce quality industrial lining solutions that cater to our customer specification.
All State Conveyors lining engineering offers a wide range of abrasion, impact and corrosion resistant, cured and uncured lining rubbers, with differing compounds to ensure protection for your base structures.
We offer in-house cold bonding with Chemlok metal primers and ContiSecur adhesives, or our in-house fully programmable autoclave for hot vulcanisation to ensure maximum bonding strength for a more durable life span. Our quick turnover and vast stock holding of lining materials ensures prompt delivery.
ASC Rubber Lining Engineering and Solutions
All State Conveyors (ASC) are specialist in providing rubber and ceramic lining for a range of mining and industrial applications to achieve a longer service life for your assets and processes. Rubber lining applications also assist with noise reduction which creates a better work environment.
The following machinery benefits from rubber lining: chutes, hoppers, tanks, pulleys, trunnion lining and mills, rubber lined cones, flexible feed chutes, ceramic and rubber lined elbows, valves, bins, hoppers and conveyor idlers, slurry pipelines and chemical lining, such as pickling and acid tanks.
Our range of lining rubber solutions are designed to be an effective means of protection against wear and maintaining the substrate integrity by using ‘fit for purpose’ compounds which include:
- Abrasion resistant compounds
- Corrosion resistant compounds
- Chemical resistant compounds
- Impact resistant compounds
All State Conveyors Lining Services Include the Supply of:
- Hot vulcanised and cold lining
- Full rubber sheets or tailor made cut patterns
Our in-house programmable autoclave gives us the ability to undertake projects in a timely manner. ASC lining specialists are able to offer helpful advice to assist with your selection of materials and bonding systems, which ensures your delivery and budgets are dealt with.
Rubber Lining Protects Substrates from Corrosion, Abrasion and Contamination
Rubber lining is made from natural and synthetic compounds which are designed to extend your plant and equipment life cycle and maximise operational efficiencies in providing protection for the following:
- Protection of your substrates against corrosion caused by chemical attack
- Protection against abrasion and erosion
- Prevention of product cross contamination
Lining Rubber is utilised by mining, quarrying and other heavy-duty industries. Our Rubber Lining composition is a controlled blended mixture of rubber and compounds combined with other influences such as fillers and bonding agents.
Quality and Selection of Rubber Lining
Our abrasion resistant industrial lining rubber sheets are designed to resist and subdue mechanical wear actions such as rubbing, scraping or corrosion.
Understanding Your Lining Needs and Working Environment is Critical
In order to choose the right lining, ASC is very aware of the specialist needs for every application and in order for us to recommend the right long term solution for your component lining, it is important for us to totally understand your work environment and all the instances where moving and fixed compounds will be in contact with each other or exposed to the substrate material, therefore subjecting your system to non favourable actions.
The composition of the elastomers in the lining rubber will also determine their ability to resist degradation. Once we have a complete understanding of your system we are happy to assist with recommending the right durable lining rubber.
7 Factors That Assist in Determining Your Lining Rubber Selections
There are a number of additional factors that come into play when determining whether the selection of rubber lining will meet your expectations. By gaining an intricate understanding of your system, this will help with deciding upon the right choice.
- Full Mineral Composition Disclosure: Full analysis of the contents of the equipment including constituents present in small and trace quantities, and details of cleaning operations.
- Abrasion and Erosion Characteristics: Details of the amount of particle sizing and physical characteristics of the suspended matter together with flow rates.
- Temperature of Materials to be Handled:
(1) normal operating temperatures;
(2) maximum and minimum temperatures;
(3) cycle of temperature variation.
- Degree of Vacuum or Pressure:
(1) normal operating pressure;
(2) maximum and minimum pressures;
(3) cycle of pressure variation
- Cycle of Operations: whether you batch or have a continuous process.
- Incumbent Mechanical Damage: Are there any difficulties expected in the handling and final siting of the equipment or any vibration experience with the equipment and is there any possibility of mechanical damage?
- Special Requirements: Is there any likelihood of there being large challenges associated with the handling, transportation and storage of the lined equipment?
You can read about ‘Types of Rubber and Properties of Lining Rubber’ to understand more about types of rubber and their durable lining properties. Or, continue reading about our Lining Rubber Solutions the below.
ASC Produce Durable Lining Rubber Solutions Which Meet Our Customers’ Specifications
At All State Conveyors, rubber lining can be produced in either cured sheet or with our hot cure autoclave facilities. There are a wide range of options to choose from with rubber duro from 35~80 and thicknesses of 3mm~60mm.
Lining rubber can be bonded to surfaces of carbon steel, aluminum, copper, brass, cast iron, stainless steel and rubber to rubber. They are designed to offer unparalleled protection from wear and corrosion for your equipment such as fishing net haulers, ski and chairlift cable support rollers, industrial chutes, tanks, pipe work, cones and trommel; rotary screens and fitting bars, wear plates, bends and processing equipment plus general rubber to metal and rubber to rubber applications.
Offered Thickness of the Lining
Generally the ‘thickness’ refers to the rubber sheet as applied to the substrate and it should be considered and selected to suit the chemical and/or mechanical duty. The acceptable minimum thickness is 3 mm, but we also stock thicknesses of 4mm, 5mm or 6mm ~ 30mm. Additionally, they can be laminated to increase these dimensions to meet your particular operating conditions.
Did You Know? The thickness tolerance on nominal dimensions of the rubber sheet should be ±10%. Range of Lining Rubber to Suit Your Specification See Rubber Lining and Sheet
Range of Lining Rubber to Suit Your Specification
All State Conveyors (ASC) stock a comprehensive range of soft, flexible and highly elastic rubber lining and sheeting. These Lining Rubbers and Sheet Rubbers have options for cured and uncured, buffed and non-buffed or with CN bonding layered for adhesion. Our extensive range of high quality, wear and impact resistant Lining and Sheet Rubbers include:
- Natural Lining Rubbers
- Butyl Lining and Sheet Rubber
- Nitrile Rubber
- EPDM Rubber
- Neoprene Rubber
- FRAS Rubber
- White Hygenic Rubber
Lining Rubber Backed Ceramic Tiles for Maximum Abrasion Protection
All State Conveyors supply lining rubber backed ceramic tiles, which have exceptional toughness and durability, suited for the most demanding slurry applications. This lining type consisting of a rubber sheet and is bonded with heavy duty alumina ceramic tiles to provide maximum protection against high abrasion wear applications. They are equipped to extend the working life of your equipment such as transfer chutes, pipes and hoppers in mineral processing plants and sand slurry type industries.
A Choice of a Cold or Hot Bonding Solution
The adhesion process used for bonding the rubber lining to steel or rubber to rubber substrates, shall depend upon the type of rubber utilised and the method of vulcanisation.
Cold lining will provide an excellent bond between the rubber and the substrate and is able to be adhered with Chemlok metal primers and ContiTech adhesives in-house where ever practical.
When you need a maximum and superior bonding strength then hot vulcanisation would probably be the best option. Heat and atmospheric pressure is necessary to promote vulcanisation and if your metal equipment size permits, the use of an autoclave is the preferred option for hot bonding. The maximum size that can be autoclaved in-house at ASC is 1.5m in diameter x 2600mm in length.
This vulcanising process, combined with excellent mechanical properties such as tensile strength and tear resistance, ensures that our abrasion, chemical and heat resistant, engineered rubber lining compounds are suited for mining, quarrying and most chemical process operations.
All State Conveyors employ technicians that have a ‘can do’ attitude and have a very extensive knowledge of industrial rubber lining, its composition and application potential. ASC with its vast lining experience ensures suggested lining rubber solutions are appropriate for your system. ASC is committed to providing quick turn around time which also ensures that your system is back on duty with a minimum amount of disruption.
Need to Fabricate and Rubber Line Your Metal Surfaces to Your Specification?
Email us your specifications or call us on 03 97066339 to talk to one of our specialists directly and find out how we can assist you.
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Rubber Lined Equipment Review and Maintenance
All State Conveyors are able to identify, manage and eliminate high stress areas to your system, which may lead to failures in the future if not properly addressed. Lining your system componentry is important, but it also needs to be maintained.
Lining Maintenance: When Should You Review Your Rubber Lined Equipment?
ASC recommends that all rubber lined plant and equipment should be thoroughly inspected at the end of the first year of service. After the initial inspection and if the rubber condition is found to be in good condition (and the company is not subjected to statutory inspections) or, in some instances, you may not require another inspection for a further 5 years. Other end users may prefer to have more frequent inspections to minimise the risk to their equipment.
Most inspections are visual reviews, supplemented by hardness tests by using a hand shore hardness durometer. If the duro shows evidence of existing or potential hazards, then an electrical continuity test is essential to ensure your equipment’s feasibility.