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Conveyor Belt Splicing

Converyor belt splicing is the process of joining two or more pieces of converyor belt for the purpose of either lenghtening or repairing the belt. The splicing process, materials required, and equipment needed varies and is dependent on the type of belt being spliced. The two methods of splicing are mechanical splicing and vulcanization. In mechanical splicing, hardware such as hinges, plates, or other mechanical connectors are used to make the splice. Vulcanization is a process that can only be used on rubber conveyor belts and uses heat, pressure or chemicals to create a bond between the pieces beigng spliced.