Key Principles and Best Practices of Lightweight Belting Seminar

1995 Oak Industrial Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Course Fees:

Course enrollment is limited to 25 registrants.

Fee includes admission to the entire seminar, handouts and materials, refreshment breaks and lunch each day.

Member TypeEarly Bird rate until February 22, 2019Regular Rate
NIBA Distributor/Fabricator$600$675
NIBA Manufacturer or Affiliate$650$725

*** $60 off for Companies that send 2 or more attendees!!!

Seminar Lodging:

Country Inn & Suites
3251 Deposit Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Reserve your guest room online Click Here or call the hotel directly at (616) 942-7000.  Please reference the "NIBA Seminar" to receive the discounted $119.99 rate plus tax per night for a standard room. Hot breakfast buffet is included.  Suites may also be reserved at a reduced rate based on hotel availability. This rate assumes up to 2 adults per room.  An occupancy fee of $10 for each additional adult may apply.

Cut off date: April 8, 2019

Cancellation Policy:

A $100 cancellation fee is in effect prior to April 9, 2019. After that date, refunds cannot be guaranteed.

Event Details

NIBA's new and improved Key Principles & Best Practices of Lightweight Belting course offers employees new to your organization or those who are interested in learning more about lightweight belting, the opportunity to become acclimated with fundamental principles and essential techniques in a focused, two-day classroom setting.

Upon completion of this class, attendees will have a practical understanding of lightweight belting. They will learn the composition and general manufacturing process of the belts. They will be exposed to assorted fabrications which enhance the value and functionality of the product. Instructors will present key features and benefits of the various styles of lightweight belting, discuss common industry standards, as well as offer tips on trouble-shooting, belt tracking and how to avoid common and costly failures in the field. Attendees will also have the opportunity for ample Q&A with top industry professionals.

NIBA training courses educate and add real world value for those who are in the business of providing solutions to operational problems on conveyors. By combining knowledge of lightweight belting, explaining features and benefits of the products, conveyor system design attributes and requirements, as well as trouble shooting skills, this valuable learning opportunity is great as an introduction to the industry or a refresher course to an industry veteran. Classroom interaction among participants enhances learning opportunities and provides attendees with valuable industry relationships. Our course provides an interactive format with hands-on learning and demonstrations, as well as immediate answers to questions.  Make plans now to attend this dynamic, interactive seminar, but hurry, space is limited.

Program Agenda:

Day 1:

Module #1 Traditional Belting
   - Belt construction
   - Fabrics
   - Weaves
   - Covers
   - Compounds
   - Additives
   - Key information on data sheets

   - Site Visit to Uniband to see how conveyor belt is manufactured
     (Note: Not for participants from belt manufacturing companies)

Module #2 Traditional Belting (cont.)
   - Splicing of traditional belting
   - Mechanical
   - Endless
   - Practical application:  Splicing demonstrations
   - Belt Fabrication Accessories

Module #3 Monolithic/Homogeneous Belting
   - Two basic types:
   - Flat monolithic/homogeneous belting
   - Round and profiled belts
   - Practical application:  Splicing demonstrations

Day 2:

Helpful Tools for Customer Visits

Module #4 Specialty Belting
   -Needled Felt Belts
   -Quick Splice Tapes
   -Nylon Core Belts
   -High Temperature Belts
   -PU Timing Belts
   -Plastic Modular
   -Spiral Link
   -Practical application:  Nylon Core splicing and Quick Melt splicing

Module #5 Conveyor Design, Trouble Shooting  
   -Basic components of the conveyor
   -Sketching a conveyor
   -Belt tracking
   -Belt squaring
   -Practical application:  Belt Squaring and Sketching Conveyors

Putting It All Together
   -Practical Application:  Selecting a belt for an application based on known application details and                referencing data sheets.  

Key Principles & Best Practices of Lightweight Belting
   -Course review, attendee survey and wrap-up

Course Objective:

To learn the basics of lightweight belting, which includes synthetics, rubber, nylon core, quick splice, all plastic, and modular belting. The course will cover belt construction, splicing options, accessories and more.

Who Should Attend:

All persons in the light-duty belting industry who would benefit from utilizing the latest technology and applications. Attendees will be exposed to comprehensive information providing a means to increase equity with their customer base.

Meet Your Trainers:

·       Steve Fournier, Director of Strategic Accounts, Apache, Inc.

·       Tom Archer, Vice President and Sales Manager, Vaughn Belting

·       Don Rabb, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Chemprene

·       Beth Miller, Director of Marketing Light Duty, Flexco

Click Here for more trainer information.

Additional Information
Event Contact:
Jackie Fowler
Contact Organization:
NIBA - The Belting Association
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