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Belt Joining Tubes

Joining tubes can be used to create a hybrid join between a full strand weave and the use of joining clips. A single strand is cut into smaller single space sections, which are woven into the belt and joined together by crimping a stainless steel joining tube onto the adjacent wire sections.
This method maintains the belt strength of a full strand weave whilst eliminating the distortion that occurs during the weaving process. It is important to consider whether joining tubes could mark a product or have hygiene implications when choosing this method.