Material Handling (1100 × 450 px) (1920 × 600 px) (1)

Lacings, Fasteners & Fastening Tools

No matter what you’re moving, minimizing downtime and maximizing output are always top priorities—and they can be significantly affected by the way you splice your conveyor belts. Most belt conveyor operations rely on one or both common methods of splicing: mechanical belt fastening or vulcanization.

Mechanical Belt Fastening is the process of joining conveyor belt ends by metal hinges or plates. Vulcanization is the process of joining belt ends through heat or chemicals.

Mechanical Belt Fasteners VS. Vulcanization

The vulcanization of heavy-duty conveyor belts – whether hot or cold—is a time-consuming process that requires special skills, expensive equipment, extreme accuracy in the cutting and stripping of belt ends, and a thorough knowledge of solvents, bonding materials, and compatible cover and fill materials.

Mechanical Belt Fastening involves the use of mechanical belt fasteners (also called conveyor belt lacing). Mechanical belt fasteners combine strength and durability with affordability and easy installation.

light-duty belt fasteners

In light-duty applications like agriculture, parcel handling, food, and laundry, fasteners are available in hook and lacing styles, are installed into both ends of the belt, and are joined together with a hinge pin.

Heavy-Duty belt fasteners

In heavy-duty applications like coal, cement, mining, and aggregate, there are two main belt fastener types: Hinged Plate and Solid Plate.

Below are just a few of the options that might be right for your application. If you do not see what you are looking for, CONTACT US

Alligator® Staple Fastening System

Belt Thickness: 1/16″ – 1/4″

PIW Max: 100 PIW – 200 PIW

Min. Pulley Diameter: 2″ – 4″

Alligator® Plastic Rivet Fastening System

Belt Thickness: Up thru 1/8″

PIW Max: 40 PIW – 65 PIW

Min. Pulley Diameter: 1-1/2″ – 3″

Alligator® Lacing Fastening System

Belt Thickness: Up thru 1/2″

PIW Max: 25 PIW – 200 PIW

Min. Pulley Diameter: 1″ – 14″ 0

Flexco® Rivet Hinged Fastening System

Belt Thickness: 1/8″ – 1″

PIW Max: 330 PIW – 2000 PIW

Min. Pulley Diameter: 5″ – 42″

Flexco® Bolt Solid Plate Fastening System

Belt thickness: 3/16″ – 1-3/16″ 

PIW Max: 150 PIW – 620 PIW 

Min. Pulley Diameter: 12″ – 48″ 

Belt Maintenance Tools

Belt Clamps

Task: Clamp

Flexco Belt Clamps are specially designed to properly secure a belt and clamp it for safe belt conveyor maintenance.

Belt Cutter

Task: Cut

Flexco Belt Cutters minimize the danger of accidental injury during the belt cutting process.

Flex-Lifter Belt Lifter

Task: Lift

Flex-Lifter™ Belt Lifter safely lifts and holds tensioned conveyor belts.

FSK Belt Skiver

Task: Skive

FSK™ Belt Skiver safely removes top cover for installation of recessed splices.


Laser Belt Square – Battery-operated laser square is lightweight, easy to use, and faster than manual squaring

Rough-Top Belt Skiver – Quickly and cleanly removes rough top from light- and medium-duty conveyor belting

Alligator® Belt Grinder – Easily removes belt top covers or rough top prior to attaching mechanical or bondable belt cleats.

Belt Nippers – For quick, easy notching of belt ends.

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