Clipper Belt Lacing
Unibar Wire Hooks
Unibar fasteners feature performance-proven Clipper hooks welded to a common bar for easier installation with less downtime.
The connecting pin is a critical component of the splice. Unfortunately, the selection of a connecting pin is often an afterthought. Many users substitute various materials such as welding rod, baling wire, etc. The results can be catastrophic-pin breakage, premature wear of fastener loops, and unscheduled downtime.
Flexco offers a wide selection of Clipper connecting pins specifically designed to provide long pin life and minimal wear to the fastener loops. Pins are available in pre-cut lengths. coil lengths, Pin Paks (convenient 100 ft. dispensing units). or specially fabricated with 'Leaders' or 'J' ends as noted below.
Simple Solutions for Difficult Problems:
Ease Pin Insertion: Inserting connecting pins into a wide belt can be difficult and time consuming, especially with a flexible connecting pin. A 'leader' is a rigid. smaller diameter pin that is attached to the connecting pin to help guide the larger diameter oonnectlng pin through the splice. Depending on the connecting pin that has been chosen, the leader is formed in one of two methods:
Swaged Leader Assemblies
Using the Nylon Plus pin or one of the flexible cables (Nylon Covered Stainless Cable, Bare Stainless Cable, or DuraLink), a small diameter music wire is swaged onto the connecting pin, forming a leader.
A portion of the nylon coating of the Nylosteel, Nylostalnless or DuraStalnless pins
can be stripped off, exposing the solid core. The stripped portion forms a leader. Flexco
can provide this service or users can perform this simple function.
Leaders are fed through the width of the splice, allowing the connecting pin to be pulled through with ease. The leader is then cut off and discarded.
Avoid Pin Migration and Ease Pin Removal: Stripping 1/2" of the nylon coating and forming a 'J' on the end of a Nylosteel, Nylostainless, or DuraStalnless pin allows the pin to lock in the
splice. With the pin secured it is not able to migrate out of the splice. In addition, the "J" end does not allow the pin to spin freely within the splice and focuses the wear on only one side of the pin. To remove, pull the pin until the J end is out of the splice, rotate 90· until the smooth side of the pin is against the fastener loops and then pull the pin out.
Performance-proven Clipper Hooks for Simplified
• The welded common bar holds individual hook legs parallel during the installation process and creates a flat finished spike (no 'belt wave'). This combination eases the meshing of spliced belt ends and simplifies pin insertion.
• The Safety Strip can be quickly and easily removed either by sliding the paper off or gently pulling off the hook points.
• Available in 12" and 24" (300 and 600 mm) lengths standard; custom lengths available up to 60" (1500 mm), saving both installation time and money.
• The Safety Strip keeps hook points covered to protect the user's fingers during handling and eliminates the product from being tangled during transportation.
• The risk of a single hook dislodging from the strip is virtually eliminated.
Each of the easier installation and reduced downtime features make Unibar wire hooks the Smart choice for these and many other applications:
• Package and Parts Handling
• Food Processing
• Filter Media
• General Manufacturing
The Roller Lacer· has long been known for its ease of use and speed when installing Clipper Wire Hooks on-site with minimal downtime. Recently, significant advancements have been made to bring you a 'Golden Opportunity' to increase belt conveyor uptime and reduce operator fatigue, resulting in the Roller Lace" Gold Class.
• The lacer head is power assisted by an 18 volt cordless drill, reducing the amount of time required to install hooks by 35%.
• Belt support shelf helps to easily guide the belt between hook points
significantly reducing operator effort and time.
• Driven by a cordless drill, the operator fatigue is significantly reduced and repetitive motion from manually turning the drive handle is eliminated.
• The new Face Strip design securely holds hooks during installation, eliminating the need for locking levers and back up bars. The result: Fewer installation (steps, a lighter tool, and improved reliability of the lacer.
The smarter choice is to "Go for the Gold" when it comes to installation of Clipper' splices! Choosing the Roller Lacer Gold Class saves time, frustration and operator energy, while increasing your conveyor belt uptime and ultimately your bottom line.
What makes the Roller Lace Gold Class the Optimal Choice for on-site installation of ClipperWire Hooks?
*Lacer head can be drrven by a cordless drill (18 volt or higher); reducing time and fatigue with installing splices. Built-in safety features prevent the lacer head from contacting end plates. A manual drive handle is supplied for use if drill has lost its charge.
* Improved belt damping design
provides greater holding hrce hr the belt with the same simple operating procedure.
* New Face Strip design eliminales the need for locking
levers and back up bars. This not only reduced installation steps
and time, but also eliminaled common repair parts with previous models.
*12" (300 mm) additional length in the tool allows the
lacer to be secured easier on conveyor structure, such as
side wall pans, or greater stability when lacing.
Manual Roller Lacer
For customers with lower volume installation, the manual driven Roller Lacer is still available. The belt clamp and face strip innovations noted earlier are standard on this lacer.