Joining belt ends: endless splicing or mechanical belt fastening?When a conveyor belt is being heavily used, it is logical for the connection between the two ends of the belt to become the weakest spot. To make this connection solid and strong, there are different methods available: the ends can be joined by endless splicing or mechanical fasteners to ensure that it can continue to provide efficient output for many more years and to prevent the negative effects of any downtime. Endless splicing methods include both hot splicing as well as cold splicing. With different techniques, both methods ensure that breaks in the belt no longer exist; it will be a smooth and seamless unit. On the other hand, mechanical fasteners remain visible.