3-Day Splice School

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Founded upon the principals of excellence and value which have made the Almex brand of vulcanizers the product of choice in countries around the globe, Almex Institute is housed in a state-of-the-art facility in Atlanta, Georgia. Custom designed to meet the needs of the new generation of workers; the new Almex Institute training program and facility are geared toward bridging the gap for those new to the field of splicing and updating veterans on cutting edge methods and technologies.

What Topics Will Be Covered?

  • Steel cord belt splicing
    (Special Class Only)
  • Step splicing of fabric belts
    (hot and cold process)
  • Finger splicing heavy weight rubber belting
  • Pulley lagging and rubber lining
    (Special Class Only)
  • Vulcanizer set-up and operations

How Will the Materials Be Presented?

In an effort to address the diversities found in every group, Almex Institute training techniques will include a variety of approaches and learning opportunities including:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Small group discussion
  • Question and answer sessions
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Hands-on application
  • Exclusive training manuals

Who Will Facilitate?

Led by Michael Cremeens, the Almex Institute instructors will bring experience and product knowledge to the classroom. Mike’s experiences over the last forty years has run the gambit from belt splicer to company owner to manufacturing and rubber processing to technical training in over twenty-five countries. Mike has authored numerous items for industry publications including contributions to NIBA "Beltline" and the Rubber Manufacturers Association conveyor belt handbook. Michael Cremeens brings humor and skill to the classroom and has personally instructed more people in the art of belt splicing than any other individual in North America.

Gary Dech began working in the conveyor belting business over 35 years ago and brings firsthand knowledge of splicing, sales and application engineering in both heavyweight and lightweight belting as well as peripheral equipment such as pulleys, idlers and belt cleaning components. As the Global Technical Sales Manager for The Almex Group, Gary has facilitated and led multi-day conveyor belt splice training classes in various countries on four continents and brings experience, humor and a lighthearted attitude to any training or technical seminar.

Corne Rabe, has 11 years of experience in the Rubber Belting Industry including the roles at one of the largest belt manufacturers and being the Senior Service Manager for a 20km overland and incline conveyor installation and managed 64 splices in 35 days without injury or defects.
Corne’s experience includes steel cord, fabric and lightweight belt, finger and step splices, lining and lagging installs, flaking, rip detection loop installation, new belt installs and hot and cold repairs and splice techniques.
Corne’s approach to training is hands-on issue detection and problem-solving and to not compromise on the quality of the work.