For most applications, the standard fastener material, carbon steel, is suitable. Available in all sizes.
Type 316 is non-rusting and provides extra resistance to abrasion, magnetic attraction and corrosion from acids and chemicals. Available in all sizes except No. 2 ½ and 3. Furnished as Stainless Top Plates with the balance steel or as all stainless, including bolts and nuts.
Spark-free material compared to steel and fully non-magnetic. Alloy of copper and silicon for use in grain elevators and other potentially explosive environments, or on belts with magnetic pulleys or separators. The word Everdur is a trademark of American Brass.
For superior resistance to wear and abrasion, Megalloy is available in sizes 140, 190, 1 ½, 2, 2 ¼ and SP6. Provides several times the service life of regular steel. Not recommended where corrosion is a problem. Megalloy is a trademark of Flexible Steel Lacing Company.
Where abrasion, rust or corrosive acids quickly deteriorate steel, this nickel/copper alloy is effective. It is available in sizes 1, 1 ½, 2, 2 ½ and 3 only, and furnished as Monel Top Plates, balance steel or all Monel, including bolts and nuts. The word Monel is a trademark of Huntington Alloys, Inc.
For severe abrasion resistance in corrosive environments such as coke and sinter operations, use Promal Top Plates. These are heat treated, malleable castings. Promal Top Plates (available in Nos. 140, 190 and 1 ½) furnished with steel bolts, nuts and bottom plates. The word Promal is a trademark of FMC Corporation.
To maintain a smooth surface when splice has been countersunk with the JV tool and router method, use Rubber-Covered Top Plates. They fill the space above the top plate with a 1/8″ thick rubber cover for a continuous, smooth belt surface.
Fasteners Required for Various Belt Widths
|wdt_ID||Belt Widths||Fastener #s 1, 140, 190 90º Splice||Fastener #s 1, 140, 190 45º Splice||Fastener #s 1 ½, 2, 2 ¼, SP6 90º Splice||Fastener #s 1 ½, 2, 2 ¼, SP6 45º Splice||Fastener #s 2 ½, 3 90º Splice||Fastener #s 2 ½, 3 45º Splice|
“E” Box Fastener Sets
One “E” box contains 25 complete fastener sets. A set consists of a top plate, a bottom plate, two nuts, two bolts and an assembly clip. The steel and Megalloy fasteners are available in 100 set containers. To order these containers, substitute a “C” for the first “E” in the part numbers below.
"E" Box Ordering Numbers
|wdt_ID||Metal||Order Number||Order Number||Order Number||Order Number||Order Number||Order Number||Order Number||Order Number|
Extra Bolts or Nuts
|wdt_ID||Metal||1||140||190||1 ½||2 & RP2||2 ¼||2 ½ & 3||RP1 & SP6|
Bolt Solid Plate Installation Tools & Supplies
The only tools needed for installing Solid Plate fasteners are a templet and simple, portable hand tools. Impact wrench driven power tools are suggested since they can speed installation time by as much as 50%.
Templets insure precise hole placement for a tight splice. Templets install one size fastener only. Templets are not interchangeable among fastener sizes, but certain templet widths of a given size may be interchanged in an emergency.
90 º Templets
|wdt_ID||Belt Width||For #1||For #140||For #190||For #1 ½||For #2||For #2 ¼||For #2 ½||For #3||For #SP6|
Note: A 45186º splice requires a special templet. Please call for information.
Hand or Power Tools for Bolt Solid Plate Fasteners
In addition to a templet, the following hand or power tools are required for installation: a punch or a boring bit (the punch is preferred for general use and where the belt cover is over 3/16″ thick); a wrench; and two bolt breakers.
A power impact wrench cuts application time by approximately 50%. It should be used with a “quick change chuck” which adapts the tools to the square drive stud on an air or electric impact wrench.
Hand & Power Tools for Bolt Solid Plate Fasteners
|wdt_ID||Fastener Number||Bolt Hole Diameter||Punch Part #||Boring Bit Part #||Wrench Part #||Bolt Breaker Part #|
Quick Change Chuck
To use power tools, a Quick Change Chuck is required. This adapts tools to the square drive stud on air or electric impact wrenches.
Quick Change Chuck for Bolt Hinged Fasteners
|wdt_ID||Drive Size||Part #|