Lacing – Belt Fabrications
The most common way of installing belting on conveyors is by Lacing. A laced splice is simple to attach to a belt with the proper equipment and easy to install on a conveyor. In order to achieve proper results the belting must be absolutely square and the proper size lacing must be installed. Following procedures incorrectly could result in the belt not tracking and/or lace failure. Use our Lacing Chart and the descriptions below to determine appropriate lacing. The FLEXCO Product Handbook outlines specific lacing products and tools.
Troubleshooting & Information
Individual clips are installed via a special machine with minimal damage to the belt and joined via a pin. It provides a smooth joint that is excellent for trough conveyors and large pulleys.
Individual clips are welded together via common bar, installed with a special machine and joined via a pin. The common bar design prevents hooks from breaking away. Not recommended for troughing conveyors.
Strips of steel with teeth are hammered into the belting and joined via a pin. A popular style for its ease of installation. Not recommended for troughing conveyors or large pulleys.
large plastic plates are installed with a machine and then joined via a non-metallic pin. This lacing is designed for areas where metal cannot be used such as metal detectors.
Polyester webbing is vulcanized or sewn into belt ends and then joined via a non-metallic pin. Used in X-ray machines or metal detectors.
Bolt Solid Plate
Steel plates are bolted together to form a belt splice. Inexpensive tools are used in the installation. Used in heavy duty applications.
Solid plates are bolted together with inexpensive tools and the ends joins via a pin. Used in heavy duty applications.
Solid plates are riveted to the belt ends via a special tool and held together with a pin. Used in heavy duty applications.
Solid plates are riveted to the belt while it is on the conveyor. A special tool is used to install this lacing. Used in extra heavy duty applications.
Mulhern Belting can lace belting in any of several configurations:
Cover Flap Lacing