Conveyor Belt Lacing
Conveyor Belt Splicing - Lacing and Endless Splice Options
Tide Industrial offers many effective ways to splice and install your conveyor belt. Generally, the most common method is Conveyor Belt Lacing and includes options such as clipper and alligator lacing and bolt solid plate and bolt hinge. We also offer Endless Spliced Belts which can provide higher strength ratings with no fasteners such as with lap splicing and finger spliced belts. Lacing methods can also be recessed, covered and hidden. Many popular lacing options by Flexco® brand and more are available. Shown below are many of our popular styles. Be sure to also check out our complete line of replacement conveyor belts and line of conveyor belt cleats, buckets, sidewalls and other profiles.
Clipper® Lacing uses individual clips which are installed using a special machine with minimal damage to the belt. The ends are joined by a pin. Clipper Lacing provides a smooth joint which can be used for trough conveyors and smaller pulleys.
Alligator® Lacing uses strips of steel with teeth which are hammered into the conveyor belt. The end can the be joined with pin. Alligator lacing is very popular because of its ease of installation. Not generally recommended for trough conveyors or smaller pulleys.
Staple Lacing uses a one-piece fastener strip with pre inserted staples which is hammered into the ends of the belt. Ideal for a wide range of light and medium duty applications. Staple lacing is a common type of lacing and is typically easy to install.
Unibar Lacing uses individual clips which are welded together with a common bar. Installation requires a special machine and then cam be joined with a pin.
Bolt Hinge Lacing
Bolt Hinge Lacing uses solid plates which are bolted along the belt ends and joined via a pin. These are commonly used in heavy duty applications.
Bolt Solid Plate Lacing
Bolt Solid Plate Lacing uses steel plates which are bolted together across the belt ends to create a belt splice. Can be installed with inexpensive tools and is used in heavy duty applications.
Rivet Hinge Lacing
Rivet Hinge Lacing uses solid plates which are riveted to the belt ends by means of a special tool. The rivet hinge lacing is held together by a pin. Generally good for many heavy duty applications.
Rivet Solid Plate Lacing
Rivet Solid Plate Lacing uses solid plates which are riveted to the belt while it is on the conveyor. Special tooling is required to install this lacing. Typically used in heavy duty applications.
Spiral Lacing uses polyester webbing which is sewn or vulcanized into the belt ends. Ends are joined via a non-metallic pin. Often used in x-ray machines or metal detectors.
Plastic Rivet Lacing
Plastic River Lacing uses small plastic plates installed with a machine. Ends are then joined together with a non-metallic pin. This lacing is useful in areas where metal cannot be used such as metal detectors.
Super Scew Lacing
Super Screw Lacing uses a flexible rubber splice that screws directly into the belt with self tapping screws and without need for special tools. Maintains belt integrity while being flexible, wear and cut resistant.
Lacing and Tools
Additional lacing options to meet our customers’ varied applications are available from trusted brands. We carry lacing, installation tools, kits and other splicing options.
Endless Splice Options
Lap Spliced Belts
Lap Splicing can be used on belts with multiple plies. The belt joint is hot vulcanized with rubber or thermoplastic to bond into and endless belt without a metal fastner.
Finger Spliced Belt
Finger spliced belts use hot vulcanization and thermoplastic belts are remelted to produce a strong, smooth, endless splice without fasteners. Belts with multiple plies can be double finger spliced.
Skived Splice Belt
Endless Skived Splicing can be used on some belts that have nylon cores or PVC belts. A hot vulcanized press is required for this splice.
Belts can be stitched across the splice for additional reinforcement to handle tough conditions.
Mechanical Belt Fastening Systems - Lacing Option Reference
|Picture||Lacing||Belt Thickness||PIW Max||Min Pulley Diameter|
|3/16" - 1-3/16"||150 PIW - 620 PIW||12" - 48"|
|1/4" - 5/8"||190 PIW - 300 PIW||6" - 9"|
|7/32" - 15/16"||400 PIW - 800 PIW||14" - 36"|
|1/8" - 1"||330 PIW - 2000 PIW||5" - 42"|
|1/4" - 25/32"||800 PIW - 2000 PIW||10 to 20|
|7/32" - 9/16"||650 PIW - 800 PIW||9" - 12"|
|Up thru 25/64"||200 PIW||15/16" - 7"|
|.059" - .197"||100 PIW||1.6" - 3.0"|
|1/16" - 1/4"||100 PIW - 200 PIW||2" - 4"|
|Up thru 1/2"||25 PIW - 200 PIW||1" - 14"|
|13/64" - 15/64"||300 PIW||3-1/2"|
|1/16" - 3/16"||50 PIW||3/8" - 5/8"|
|Up thru 1/8"||40 PIW - 65 PIW||1-1/2" - 3"|
|Not Applicable||Not Applicable||Not Applicable|
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Please Read : The data contained here are approximate values dependent on belt dimensions, application and environment and is for reference only. It is believed to be reliable, but no representations, guarantees or warranties of any kind are made to its accuracy or suitability for any particular purpose. It is recommended that users conduct their own evaluations for the intended application.
Flexco®, Clipper® and Alligator® Lacing are registered trademarks/service marks of Flexible Steel Lacing Company