Almex Institute Certification Training

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Almex can take someone who has never spliced a conveyor belt and after Level one they will be able to achieve splices exceeding manufacturers specifications. Our Almex instructors will grade them on their performance before they join your field service; each student must pass a written and practical exam to receive course credits. Most classes have prerequisites courses that must be taken to ensure that all aspects of conveyor splicing and operation are covered.

The advanced portion of the classes are presented with the Colorado School of Mines and will are eligible for continuing course credits. These will cover lock out and tag out procedures, conveyor belt rigging and pulling, conveyor belt alignment and operations.


Level 1

  • Intro to Splicing - Step Splice, Sectional and Pro-100 press operations

Level 2

  • Advanced Splicing - Finger Splice, Sectional with multiple platen and large frame press operations

Level 3

  • Conveyor Operations - Belt selection, splice technology, belt tracking and troubleshooting

Level 4

  • Press Maintenance - Held the day after the conveyor operations class

Level 5

  • Cold Bonding - Pulley lagging, hot & cold belt repair, cold splicing and rubber lining

Level 6

  • Steel Cord Splicing - Stage I & II splicing, 200 psi press operations

Level 7

  • Rigging & Safety - Safe lifting, installing and clamping of belting

Level 8

  • Advanced Conveyor - Conveyor operations technology and engineering

Course Schedule

Most e classes will start on a Tuesday and end on a Friday (2pm) so students can fly out the same day. Please make arrangements for flight departures no earlier than 6pm ET on the Friday.

  • Level 1 Class - Date to be announced soon
  • Level 2 Class - Date to be announced soon
  • Level 3 Class - Date to be announced soon

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 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 conveyorbelt handbook. Michael Cremeens brings humor and skill to his topic and has personally instructed more people in the art of belt splicing than any other individual in North America.

Class 4, Press Maintenance will be led by James Normanton,

Classes 7 and 8, Rigging & Safety and Advanced Conveyor Operations will be led by Andrew Hustrilid,