Belting Glossary

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There are 11 names in this directory beginning with the letter G.
Gauge
The measure of thickness of the individual elements making up a rubber product.

Gel
The initial semi-solid stage that develops during the solvation of a resin by a plasticizer.

Gel point
The stage at which a liquid begins to exhibit pseudo-elastic properties.

Glass fiber
Glass extruded through a die with many fine holes into continuous filaments.

Gouging
The effect of sharp heavy material falling onto a conveyor belt cover to loosen or tear out pieces of the cover.

Grab test
A tensile test for woven fabric using specimens considerably wider than the jaws holding the ends of the test specimen.

Grade
The ration of incline or decline of a conveyor expressed a s percent of the vertical height to the horizontal distance.

Grade of belting
The quality of belting cover on the basis or gouge, cut, and abrasion resistance.

Gravity take-up
A mechanical system that adjusts for the stretch or shrinking of a conveyor belt automatically by a weighted pulley in the system.

Grooved lagging
Lagging with round or angular grooves to minimize material buildup on the pulley.

Ground finish
Surface produced by grinding or buffing. See Buffing.