Hannover, 30 April 2015 – Siegling Blizzard, the lightweight combination press with turbo cooling from Forbo Movement Systems
Forbo Siegling is a leading manufacturer of conveyor and power transmission belts. The company has applied its extensive splicing-technology expertise to update processes and tools to reflect current belt developments and introduced a modern, compact and lightweight press.
The Siegling Blizzard press is easy to use with fast cycle time. The fully automatic press sets new standards in splicing conveyor belts.
Because it’s so compact and lightweight, it’s quick and easy to set up. As soon as it has been plugged it into the mains it’s ready to use because there’s no need to connect it to external subsystems. A control unit, compressor and air cooling system are integrated in the press. This saves time and costs, prevents errors during operation and ensures hygiene on site. Due to its user-friendliness, depending on the splice, the cycles can be cut to seven to 12 minutes on average, while the quality of the splice is maintained.
Particularly wide platens and the integrated cooling zone allow very strong splices with excellent thickness tolerances.
Two quick-clamping bars make inserting, positioning and affixing the ends of belts in the bottom of the press easier. These clamping bars ensure that the material stays exactly in the right position until the top of the press is applied and clamped in place.
The temperature, dwell time and pressure are simple to set. Instructions on the display take the user systematically through the menu. The actual splicing process is carried out fully automatically. Ideal, customised parameters can be pre-set depending on the belt type, fabric and coating material. Different or the same temperatures can also be selected for the top and bottom heating platen. The dwell time can be set to the second and is shown in a countdown. The preheating cycle can be programmed gradually. This flexibility means the Siegling Blizzard press is very versatile. It can even weld belts with extremely thin thermoplastic coatings, as well as thick and not very thermally conductive belt materials where particularly exact distribution of the temperature over the whole of the heating platens is required.
The cooling zones, integrated on both sides of the heating platens, guarantee that the splice cools down evenly and ensure flat splices with exact tolerances. The Siegling Blizzard press is supplied with a flight case on castors.