Inspection of rubber wear plates just became easier with the recent introduction of Multotec’s Yellow Belly wear indicator. The Yellow Belly Liner is the same quality rubber liner or plate that the market has come to accept, but now it is supplied with an integral yellow rubber compound which acts as a visual aid specifically for condition monitoring purposes.
From left: Multotec Rubber shift supervisor Richard Marum and shift operator Lodwin Ngubeni examine the Multotec Yellow Belly Liner.
Matthew Fitzsimons, technical manager at Multotec Rubber, says that the launch of this innovative rubber wear plate follows on the company’s philosophy of providing wear indicators on consumable products. “Developed as the optimum solution for simple and safe inspection of rubber wear plates in all types of applications, the Multotec Yellow Belly Liner will allow personnel to make a visual inspection and it eliminates the need for people to enter confined spaces such as transfer points. It also eliminates the need for time-consuming lock-out procedures.”
The traditional well-accepted Multotec black rubber wear plates now have a bright yellow layer above the steel backing plate. When this is exposed it will clearly indicate that the level of wear has been reached where replacement is necessary.