BELT JOINT TYPES

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ALLIGATOR

Alligator Belt Joints image using stainless steel metallic fasteners with a tie bar across
Alligator Belt Joints are stainless steel metallic fasteners with a tie bar across the back preventing any individual pieces coming away and potentially falling into food products. These allow belts to easily to fitted and removed from conveyors.

BUTT

Picture of Butt joints created by placing two ends to make belt joint
Butt joints are made by placing the two ends of a belt together and applying a 50mm wide piece of material underneath. This is then welded together ensuring the top surface is nice and flat.

CASTELLATED

castellated joint using interlocking loops from PTFE coated kevlar/aramid
A castellated joint is made by creating interlocking loops from PTFE coated aramid / Kevlar materials. The two ends can then be connected together with a metal or peek pin. This method is easy to install on the machine.

CLIPPER

Clipper joint example a smaller and more lightweight belt joint type
Clipper Joints are very similar to Alligator types but tend to be smaller and more light weight. These allow the belt to be fitted and removed with ease.

COVER

Example of a cover joint Belt Joint with cover applied
Cover Belt Joints – Covers can be applied after joints have been fitted to act a barrier between the metallic surface of the joint and the product being conveyed.

FINGER

Finger Belt Joints offer less stress on the joint area benefits for strength and flexing
Finger Belt Joints – Finger joints are manufactured in a similar way to butt types but offer less stress on the joint area. The joint offers enhanced benefits for strength and flexing.

OVERLAP

Overlap joint showing a simple and easy joint to use where having an even surface is not critical
Overlap Belt Joints – Overlap joints are a simple and easy joint to use where having an even surface is not critical. This type of joint can easy be made on a machine where the belt needs to be fitted onsite.

SCARFED

Scarfed Belt Joints offer no lip for products to catch on
Scarfed Belt Joints – A scarf joint is similar the overlap butt offer a smooth transition for the product to run offering no lip for products to catch on.

SPADE

Spade Belt Joints image similar to finger joint
Spade Belt Joints – The spade offers the same benefits as a finger joint but can sometimes be more effective and there is no sharp tips the joint that may begin to lift over time.
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