The ability to thermally weld two prepared belt ends together allows for a seamless finish that minimizes the potential for bacteria growth.
Platen Press – Welding Guidelines for the Novitool® Aero™ Splice Press
Legacy Butt Welders – Can be modified to accept the Gates Mectrol “split tooth” weld technique
Urethane Belt Load vs. Stretch Comparison
This pin fastened method meets low to medium load requirements without welding to achieve the maximum allowable tension of 26 lbs/in.
Belt ends are prepared at the factory and the belt is joined by a single pin inserted after the belt is placed in position on the equipment.
This "living” fastening solution allows for removal and replacement of the belt as often as desired – without ever having to weld.
Other Mechanical Fasteners
From wire hooks to metal staples, standard conveyor fasteners are available when contamination is not an issue.