conveyor belt testing services

Conveyor Belt Testing

Smithers Rapra specializes in analyzing strength, degradation resistance, and overall durability of rubber conveyor belts for general and bulk material handling. We can perform a variety of testing evaluations on rubber conveyor belts.

Through material analysis we can conduct adhesion and abrasion resistance testing. Through benchmarking, we can create an objective, reproducible, data-based foundation to compare rubber conveyor belt constructions, compositions, performance properties, reinforcements’ characteristics and other properties.

Smithers laboratories are also equipped to conduct a variety of chemical analyses procedures used for product development, compound deformulation / formulation, service life prediction, quality assurance, failure analysis, and forensic investigation among others.

Smithers Rapra can test to a range of industry standards for conveyor belts. See chart below.

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Common Belt Tests Performed in our Lab:

ISO 4649

Abrasion resistance of rubbers

ISO 283

Textile conveyor belts: thickness tensile strength and elongation

ISO 505

Textile conveyor belts: tear propagation resistance

ISO 1431

Resistance to ozone cracking in rubber (vulcanized and thermoplastic)

ISO 9856

Elastic and permanent elongation and calculation of elastic modulus


Rubber (Elastomeric) Conveyor Belting, Flat Type