“Cord Guard XD uses patent-pending inserts to detect belt rips caused by an object that becomes stuck in the conveyor structure,” said Brett Hall, general manager conveyor belt services, Veyance Technolo-gies. “When an issue is detected, the tool promptly stops belt operation to minimize rip damage, helping rduce a mine’s total cost of ownership for conveyor belts.”

Patented RFID technology is used to identify each of the rip inserts in the event that they are damaged, permitting Cord Guard XD to correlate its rip insert map with physical conveyor belt to reduce nuisance alarms. When an insert is damaged, the location and extent of the rip is prominently displayed. The same output also shows the location and severity of any damage to the reinforcing cords inside steel cable belts. www.goodyearep.com