(9) Insert a plank under the belt and cut to
correct length at previously marked line. Using template,
punch holes in both ends of the belt for fasteners.
(10) Wrap belt tape over splice and completely
around belt, then install fasteners (fig. 4-38) as follows:
Always use proper size fasteners and
correct belt template to correspond with
(a) Square belt ends and cut to length.
(b) Support belt with plank and nail template in posi-
tion with belt ends tight against lugs.
(c) Punch or bore holes and assemble bolts in
bottom plate. Install belt tape on underside and top side
of belt between belt plate and belt. Insert bolts from
under side along one row of holes.
(d) Place template across end of belt with bolts in
notches and position other end of belt over bolts.
(e) Press belt onto bolts and remove template. Press
belt firmly into place.
(f) Place top plate over one bolt and insert bolt horn
assembly tool in other hole to pry second bolt in place.
Assemble all top plates in the manner and run nuts down
(g) Check that plates seat squarely on belt and
(h) Hammer plates in belt with metal or hard wood
block as illustrated, and retighten nuts.
(i) Break off bolt ends with bolt breaker. On belt with
thick rubber covers, retighten all nuts after a few hours
Correct application of belt fasteners will
distribute the strain evenly over the whole plate.
Figure 4-36. Conveyor belt cutting.
Figure 4-37. Conveyor belt stretcher clamp.