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1. (WO2017151629) CONVEYOR BELT CONNECTOR AND METHOD FOR FORMING A BELT

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151629    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/019968
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: F16G 1/14
F16G 3/00
Applicants: FENNER U.S., INC.
Inventors: RAMACHANDRA, Sunil
HESTON, Stephen, F.
PURSEL, Brian, M.
Title: CONVEYOR BELT CONNECTOR AND METHOD FOR FORMING A BELT
Abstract:
A belt and belt connector is provided for forming a continuous belt loop. The belt connector includes a first element insertable into a first end of the belt and a second element insertable into a second end of the belt. The first element may include exterior threads for positively engaging the interior of the belt. Additionally, the belt connector may include a connecting link that connects the first and second elements so that the first and second elements are pivotable relative to one another. Additionally, the connecting link may be configured to that the first element is pivotable relative to the connecting link about a first pivot axis and the connecting link may be pivotable relative to the second element about a second pivot axis that is transverse the first pivot axis.