While Japanese electronics makers who have made the U-turn no longer use price competitiveness as the crux of their marketing strategy, they are not indifferent to cost reduction, and they are reducing costs by scrapping their conveyor-belt
lines and adopting a production system that also gives them greater innovativeness.
The new company will be co-established by Yokohama Rubber (China), the company's holding company in China, and Shandong Yuema Rubber Belt, a Chinese conveyor-belt
manufacturer, will manufacture and sell conveyor belt products under the brand of Yokohama Rubber.
Materials from fine powders to large, lumpy garbage can be handled on a conveyor-belt system.
Conveyor-belt manufacturers design many styles of conveyor belts including flat belts, v-belts, magnetic belts, trough belts, and rubber conveyor belts.
* Installation of new conveyor-belt systems, extension of existing conveyor-belt systems and replacement of worn-out conveyor-belt components;
* Change over from a truck-hauling system to a conveyor-belt hauling system;
* Upgrade of mainline conveyor-belt systems (from a 48-inch width to a 60-inch width);
* Replacement of mainline and section conveyor-belt components due to age and wear;
The Flexible Steel Lacing Company ('Flexco') claims to be the world's largest producer of conveyor-belt
fasteners, tools and accessories.
ContiTech showcased the ContiAlert, a unique conveyor-belt
monitoring process that allows users to see belt wear in real time.
Sport-utility-vehicle owners and conveyor-belt operators would like to know the same thing.
However, the researchers are working with a conveyor-belt company to develop a handheld, turnkey device in the next couple of years that will alert someone with no NMR training when a rubber part approaches its replacement time.