The term "splice", or "seam", refers to the method that a belt is joined together. AFC has the capabilities to splice together lightweight conveyor belting in a variety of ways. Below are some of the common splices AFC offers. More splice options are available. Consult AFC for more information on various specialty splices available.
Metal splices are the most common method for joining conveyor belts of all types. Most metallic seams require an end reinforcement called a bullnose. The temperature rating of all metallic seams are higher than AFC belting material. The common metallic seams AFC offers are Clipper, Alligator, and Plate Lacing. Consult AFC for additional information. Compare metallic splice options here.
Non-Metallic splices are another common method of joining conveyor belts of all types. All non-metallic splices are joined with a pin made of metal or high-temperature plastic. AFC's non-metallic splices consist of PEEK (porous and non-porous), Rewoven (pin and endless), Soft Seal (attached, self loop, fold under reinforced, full width end loop) and Pin (rewoven and porous simple Kevlar and monofilament foldback loop, sewn on Kevlar loop, rewoven Kevlar loop) seams. Various options of each style of splice exist depending on the application and belt material. Consult AFC for additional information to determine the proper splice for your application.
Endless Splices are used when the thinnest splice possible is needed. An endless splice is formed by sealing together both ends of the belt material. AFC's endless splices consist of Overlap, Butt, Step, and Finger seams, all manufactured. Various options for each style of splice exist depending on the application and belt material. Consult AFC for additional information to determine the proper splice for your application.