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Flexco updates bolt solid plate washer design


November 22, 2013
By Flexco

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flexco_bsNovember 19, 2013, Downers Grove, Ill. – Flexco recently
announced that the design of the washers on #1, 140, and 190 Bolt Solid Plate
Fastening Systems has been updated to improve fastener-belt interaction and
maximize splice performance.

flexco_bsNovember 19, 2013, Downers Grove, Ill. – Flexco recently
announced that the design of the washers on #1, 140, and 190 Bolt Solid Plate
Fastening Systems has been updated to improve fastener-belt interaction and
maximize splice performance.

The washer sizes on the #1, 140, and 190 Bolt Solid Plate
fasteners have been reduced to fit deeper into the cup during installation.
This results in improved splice performance, especially on thin, worn belts.

The Flexco® Bolt Solid Plate Fastening System provides a
strong, sift-free splice with superior holding ability for use in tough
material handling applications. The system also allows for quick and easy
onsite installation with only a few tools. 

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The design and plate compression on both the top and bottom
sides of the belt is key to the strength of the system. High tensile strength
bolts compress top and bottom plates to distribute splice tension across the
entire width of the fastener plate. Specially-formed teeth penetrate deep into
the belt carcass for added strength without damaging the carcass fibers.

Ideal for use in tough, abrasive applications like sand,
gravel, crushed stone, grain, coal, cement, and salt, the Bolt Solid Plate
Fastening System can be easily installed with portable hand tools or power
tools. Exclusive piloted bolts feature tapered tips that cradle the nuts
securely in place, reducing installation time.

In addition to the #1, 140, and 190 styles of Bolt Solid
Plate fasteners, Flexco also offers  2, 2
¼, 2 ½, and 3 fasteners for thicker belts.

The Flexco Bolt Solid Plate Fastening System can also be
used to repair conveyor belt holes and edge tears or combined with three-bolt rip-repair
fasteners to fix jagged, length-wise belt tears.