When choosing the most appropriate sprocket material for your application, it is important to look at the conditions under which the belt will operate. Conditions such as abrasion, corrosion, high/low temperature variations, surrounding temperature, type of process performed, etc. all have an impact on sprocket selection. Available material types include: Type 303 stainless steel - which is highly recommended for all applications, especially in food processing industries because it is FDA approved for direct contact with food.
EZSplice, only from Wire Belt, offers you an alternative to the traditional belt splicing method. EZSplice is a single pre-formed, pre-shaped strand made to fit the width and mesh of your belt. This offers you longer belt life, stronger belt joints, and less downtime from failures at the splice which saves time and money.
Splice clips are used for belt splicing and for making fast minor repairs to the belt. They are available in one space and three space units. At least one set of clips is packaged with each belt ordered. If you would like additional clips, these should be ordered at the same time you place your belt order.
Splicing tubes are sometimes used for repairs and splicing in NON-FOOD* applications only. These are available for most diameter wires used in Flat-Flex belts. Call Technical Services if you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of using splicing tubes in your application.
Wire Belt Company offers compact, light-weight, durable Micro-Shear® wire cutters for easier removal, repair and/or installation of Flat-Flex belts. The patented Micro-Shear blade by-pass reduces manual effort and extends the tool's life because the cutting edges do not meet edge to edge. The cutters are packaged in a reusable storage sleeve to help maintain the tool's precision and cleanliness.
The Wire Straightening Tool has been designed for use with Flat-Flex XT belts and clips. Straightening of the wire strands both during splicing and as part of your regular maintenance checks and the beginning and end of each shift is vitally important. The three ends of the tool have been machined with slots that accommodate two different wire diameters each (for a total of 6 diameters.)