Canvas connecting sleeves were suffering premature failure on a vibratory feeder inlet at a leading refractory producer. Feed tray oscillation was causing severe chaffing on the creases externally, whilst the flow of clay, bauxite and cement caused internal wear. Holes quickly developed allowing product to escape the process.
RCN rubber coated nylon – dual layered flexible connector that stretches
Inner layer – highly flexible, wear resistant neoprene rubber
Outer layer – strong nylon provides support
Canvas sleeve – holes appear after just a few weeks operation
RCN – no signs of wear after 4 months, still operational