Conveyor Belt Lacing
Joining conveyor belt end can be achieved through a variety of lacing or splice options. Many lacing types are available to meet the many rigors and demands of conveyor belt systems. Mechanical belt fasteners and vulcanized belt ends are two popular types for achieving an endless conveyor belt loop. Conveyor belting can come laced from the factory or often be installed by the end user. Varying levels of tooling and expertise is required depending on lacing system. Check out our conveyor belt lacing overview for more conveyor belt lacing basics. Shown below are some of our more popular conveyor belt lacing categories and styles.
Conveyor Belt Lacing - Mechanical Fasteners
Clipper Lacing uses individual clips installed with a special machine. Ends joined by a pin. Clipper Lacing offers a smooth joint. Can be used for trough conveyors and smaller pulleys.
Alligator Lacing uses strips of steel with teeth hammered into the conveyor belt. Ends joined with a pin. Alligator lacing is very popular due to ease of installation.
Staple Lacing uses a one-piece fastener strip with pre inserted staples that are hammered into the ends of the belt. Ideal for a wide range of light and medium duty applications. Fast installation and less downtime.
Unibar Lacing has individual clips welded together with a common bar and joined with a pin. Installation requires a special machine.
Bolt Hinge Lacing
Bolt Hinge Lacing uses strips of solid plates bolted along the belt ends and then joined via a pin. Often used in heavy duty applications.
Bolt Solid Plate Lacing
Bolt Solid Plate Lacing uses steel plates bolted together across the belt ends to create a belt splice. No pin. Can be used in heavy duty applications.
River Hinge Lacing
Rivet Hinge Lacing uses solid plates riveted to the belt ends. The rivet hinge lacing is held together by a pin. Requires special tooling. Good for many heavy duty applications
Rivet Solid Plate Lacing
Rivet Solid Plate Lacing uses solid plates riveted to the belt ends. No pin. Special tooling is required for installation. Good for many heavy duty applications.
Spiral Lacing uses polyester webbing sewn or vulcanized into the belt ends. Ends are joined with a non-metallic pin.
Plastic Rivet Lacing
Plastic Rivet Lacing uses small plastic plates. These are installed with a machine. Ends joined together with a non-metallic pin.
Super Scew Lacing
Super Screw Lacing uses a flexible rubber splice screwed directly into the belt. No pin and no need for special tools. Strong and flexible.
Conveyor Belt Lacing - Vulcanized Ends
Lap Spliced Belts
Endless Lap Splicing can be used on belts with multiple plies. The belt is joined with hot vulcanization.
Finger Spliced Belt
Finger spliced belts use hot vulcanization for smooth, strong, endless splice without fasteners.
Double Finger Spliced Belt
Belts with multiple plies can be double finger spliced. Hot vulcanization produces smooth, strong, endless splice.
Skived Spliced Belt
Endless Skived Splicing can be used on certain belts with nylon cores or PVC belts. A hot vulcanized press is required for this splice.
Stitched Reinforced Belt
Stitched Reinforced Belts are stitched across a splice for additional reinforcement.