Gates Mectrol
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Food Processing Belt Installation and Fabrication

Fastening Options

Belt Welding
The ability to thermally weld two prepared belt ends together allows for a seamless finish that minimizes the potential for bacteria growth.

Weld Options:

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

  • Provides for a more robust weld by joining the belts in the tooth (three times more surface area welded)

Urethane Belt Load vs. Stretch Comparison

  • PosiClean can take up to four times the load of unsupported "blue" belts
  • Extremely length stable, eliminating the need for retensioning
Urethane Belt Load vs. Stretch Comparison Chart

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.

PosiLace Pin Fastening

Other Mechanical Fasteners
From wire hooks to metal staples, standard conveyor fasteners are available when contamination is not an issue.

Wire Hooks UX1SS Plastic Rivets APF100/APF150 Metal Staples RS62/125

Fastening Specifications

Max. Allowable Tension (lbs. per inch width) in Weld Area
  PC10 PC20 FC9 FC12
  Standard Standard Hi Torque Cold Temp
Finger Weld (Finger Length 70 mm to 80 mm) 35 50 64 46 30 48
Butt Weld - "Split Tooth" 31 40 52 37 N/A N/A
PosiLace™ N/A 21 21 21 N/A N/A
Flexco® UX1SS Clipper® Wire Hooks 31 31 41 37 33 59
Flexco® APF150 Alligator® Plastic Rivet N/A 25 25 23 27 N/A
Flexco® APF100 Alligator® Plastic Rivet 25 N/A N/A N/A N/A 34
Flexco® RS125 Alligator® Ready Set™ Staple N/A 26 26 23 31 N/A
Flexco® RS62 Alligator® Ready Set™ Staple  26 N/A N/A N/A N/A 51
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