Why you should (and shouldn’t) be skiving your belts

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When it comes time for conveyor belt repair, the most important part of the process is often the most overlooked – skiving. A skived belt can help you achieve a lower mechanical fastener profile, but there are certainly times when skiving is not recommended. This article uncovers why you should and shouldn’t be skiving your belt.

Skiving the belt is often the most overlooked process during conveyor belt repairs. A skived belt helps extend splice life, ensures compatibility with belt cleaners with a lower profile, and provides a stronger grip on the belt carcass for mechanical belt fasteners.

However, there are also times when skiving is not recommended and can weaken the belt. This article uncovers both when you should and shouldn’t be skiving your belts, to avoid costly mistakes in your conveyor belt repair process.

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