Smiley Monroe’s new Zipclip system
UK and India-based endless conveyor belt manufacturers, Smiley Monroe have launched ZipClip, a mechanically fastened replacement belt system with an easy-to-fit screw-type connecting pin system, which the company say is the fastest, safest and securest installation method in the market. This innovative product is the latest addition to Smiley Monroe’s aftermarket offering for the mobile crushing, screening and recycling sector.
Available in flat and chevron belt widths up to 1,400mm, in belt thicknesses from 5mm to 18mm, ZipClip’s plates and staples are manufactured from stainless chromium steel and spring steel to resist corrosion and the connecting pin is a stainless chromium-nickel cable with a highly wear-resistant steel armour wrap and threaded end. Suitable for smaller pulleys, ZipClip’s hinged arrangement is greased to increase the lifetime of the pin and is sealed with polyurethane to minimize sifting of fines.
Tim Monroe, Smiley Monroe’s marketing manager, said: ‘Once fitted, ZipClip belts can be run immediately and, unlike other splice methods, no special training or expensive equipment is required by operators. Even environmental conditions, such as high humidity, dust, sand or extreme cold will not adversely effect splicing.’
Smiley Monroe’s ZipClip system is already in operation around the world, in demanding applications such as aggregates, hard rock quarrying, recycling and demolition, peat harvesting and biomass, where it is becoming increasingly popular for replacing conveyor belts in remote locations without power or beyond the reach of splice crews.
Smiley Monroe recommend that customers stock spare ZipClip belts for their hardest working belts, which are factory prepared and supplied ready-to-fit to the exact specification and endless length. A hand brace or power tool for inserting the pin and pulling-on piece to suit the belt width are sold separately. Online product support includes ‘how to’ videos and every belt is shipped with easy-to-follow instructions.