Newer synthetic belting fabrics are leading to increasing preference for mechanical fastener solutions for belt tensions up to 140 kN/m (800 P.I.W.). Older belt designs and carcass materials simply would not hold mechanical fasteners. As a result, vulcanization remained the only choice for many conveyor operators.
Now, the ability to accommodate higher tension ratings combines with the speed and simplicity of mechanical fastener installation. That means mechanical fasteners have become the standard wherever fast, dependable and economical belt repairs help companies maintain top productivity.