square splice

square splice, squared splice

square splice
A type of half-lapped scarf joint, 1; may be reinforced with a fishplate; esp. used to resist tension.
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CEMA (specifically, the 7th edition) has outlined several conditions that need to be met for belts to remain in-path; these include a conveyor structure frame that is aligned and leveled; conveyor tail and head pulleys that are square and aligned on the conveyor frame; straight belt with square splices; belting that is in good contact with troughing rolls; troughing and return idlers that are square with the conveyor frame; properly tensioned belting; and centrally loaded material on the belt itself.