They can be applied to belts mechanically rated up to 620PIW (105 kN/m), and are commonly used on higher-tension main-haulage belts used for highly abrasive materials such as sand, gravel, and crushed stone, as well as coal, cement, and salt.
Bolt Solid Plate fasteners provide a strong, sift-free splice with superior holding ability. The strength of this fastener is derived from the compression of the plates with high tensil strength bolts.
The bolts compress top and bottom plates to distribute splice tension evenly across the entire width of each fastener plate. For added strength and pull-out resistance, specially formed teeth penetrate deep into the belt carcass – without damaging the carcass fibers.
Specially designed templets, punches and boring tools make it easy to quickly and accurately punch holes into belts. Fasteners can then be installed on site using portable hand or power tools.
The exclusive Flexco piloted bolt speeds installation. The piloted bolt tip cradles nuts securely in place, and simplifies installation by automatically aligning the bolt and nut threads.
Plus, our Bolt Solid Plate fasteners are being converted to the new Quick-Fit™ design. This design uses a washer to hold the bolt in place, engaged in the locking tabs, while the nuts are tightened from above.
The washer is made of a grade of polypropylene that will compress if caught between the fastener and conveyor belt. The Quick Fit fasteners reduce your installation time by eliminating the need to assemble the bottom plates and bolts in "E" and "VP" boxes as well as in "C" and "VBP" buckets.
It also reduces your clean-up costs by eliminating the need to remove all clips from the fasteners prior to operating your conveyor belt.