Strength of this fastener is derived from the compression of the plates, mounted above and below the belt, with high tensile strength bolts. This "compression" distributes the splice tension across the full width of each fastener plate. The holding ability is, thereby, increased by not solely relying upon the bolts to resist pull-out.
Additional strength and resistance to pull-out is obtained from the specially formed teeth on each plate. These teeth imbed deep into the belt carcass, without damaging the carcass fibers.
A tight butt splice is achieved through the exaggerated bolt hole spacing in the templet which forces the belt end together. Flexco® Bolt Solid Plate Fasteners permit natural conformance with troughing or transition idlers.
140, 190 and 2-1/2 size fasteners are specifically designed for thinner belting, allowing increased compression, greater reach-back, and more fastener plates per belt width.