Measurement of steel cord conveyor belts


Measurement of steel cord conveyor belts

During the transport, processing and storage of cargo and bulk material often undesired abrasions on means of transportation, processing facilities and containers occur. To minimize this abrasion or to protect valuable transport goods, abrasion protection linings e.g. made of rubber, plastic (polyethylene, PTFE), polyurethane or polyurea are applied to prevent abrasion of the base material.

Because abrasion protection linings wear off depending on the usage, the thickness of the protective coatings has to be measured on a regular basis. The reliable evaluation of the abrasion is of great importance to take early measures and protect facilities from more severe damages. The common standard procedures are destructive measurement methods, which can result in long facility downtimes and usually have to be performed by external service providers.

To increase the availability and durability of the facility PHYNIX developed the coating thickness gauge Surfix® Pro X-CT with the F30-C measuring probe, which in combination provides non-destructive, easy, fast, precise and with high repeatability coating thickness measurements of rubber or plastic on steel cord conveyor belts. Due to systematic documentation of the measured values and statistical evaluations maintenance operations of the facility can coordinately be performed.

Application areas

  • Mining industry
  • Sand and gravel extraction
  • Transport and storage of bulk material
  • Construction industry

Advantages at a glance

  • Non-destructive and fast measurements of rubber thickness
  • No work-intensive splicing or removal of the rubber neccessary
  • Scan-modes for detection of especially thick or thin spots
  • Calibration data memory for the application with various types of conveyor belts
  • Reasonably-priced measurement principle without subsequent costs
  • Memory and interface for systematic wear recording
  • Reduction of downtime

Technical specifications gauge

  11005 Surfix® Pro X-CT
Measuring principle Depending on probe; for information see our probe selection
Range Depending on probe to 30 mm
Accuracy Depending on probe
Resolution 0,1 µm or <0,2% of value
Display High-resolution color display
Calibration method Factory-, zero-, foil-,two foil-, offset-function: add. or subtract. of a constant value
Statistics Single and block value statistics, selectable block size
parameters: number of values, average, standard deviation, Minimum, Maximum, Kvar, cp, cpk
Memory 100.000 values
Interface Bluetooth 4.0
USB 2.0
Operating temperature 0 °C to 60 °C
Surface temperature -15 °C to 60 °C
Dimensions (gauge) 137 mm x 66 mm x 23 mm
Weight 225 g incl. FN 1.5 probe and batteries
Protection class IP 52 (protection against dust and dripping water)
Standards DIN, ISO, ASTM, BS
Warranty 2 years

Technical specifications probe F30-C

  11126 probe F30-C
Application Measurement of rubber thickness on steel cord conveyor belts
Measuring principle F-mode
(magnetic inductive) on iron/steel
Range 0 – 20 mm
Zero calibration
Foil calibration
±(0,2mm +5%)
±(0,2mm +3%)
Dimensions (probe) Ø75 mm x 55 mm
Weight Approx. 400 g
Protection class IP 52 (protection against dust and dripping water)
Standards DIN, ISO, ASTM, BS
Warranty 2 years

Scope of delivery

  • Gauge Surfix® Pro X-CT
  • Protective rubber cover
  • Carrying case
  • 2 batteries AA
  • PHYNIX.connect data transfer software
  • Manufacturer's certificate
  • Instruction manual

Important: The gauge is delivered without probe. Please choose one or several probes from our probe selection and order seperately.

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