The Rip Repair Kit from Flexco contains everything needed to splice up to 50ft (15.2m) of belt with a power tool.
Flexco recommended using standard Flexco bolt solid plate fasteners for conveyor belt holes and edge tears. For jagged, lengthwise conveyor belt tears, or for bridging ‘soft spots', standard bolt solid plate fasteners can be combined with three-bolt rip repair fasteners.
The company stated that belt thickness is all that is needed to order a Rip Repair Kit. The kits are available in a variety of belt thicknesses, ranging from 6mm to 32mm thick. Kits come with a bucket filled with the appropriate fasteners for the selected belt thickness, a bolt horn, bolt breakers, a power punch, a power boring bit, two power wrenches and a quick-change chuck. All that is required for complete installation is a 13mm impact tool.
Aaron Rosso, senior product manager at Flexco, said: "You never know when an emergency rip repair will be necessary. That's why having a box with all the tools you need when you need them is a must-have for any site that experiences belt tears."