There are various mechanical fasteners used to join belts with. The methods used depend on the type of operation and the materials being conveyed. Here are some of the typical fasteners used: 

A hinged fastener comprised of high strength formed wire hooks utilizing a connecting pin. Generally provides a strong belt splice which is flexible in both axis of the belt.

A hinged fastener made from a continuous ribbon of steel with formed teeth. Its use is generally restricted to flat applications, but with special installation techniques it can be used on toughened belts as well.

A heavy duty riveted hinge plate fastener for bulk haulage applications. Provides a reliable holding ability in all belts. Various sizes and materials are offered to cover a broad range of applications.

These style are generally used for the heavier bulk haulage applications where a sift-free more permanent belt installation is desired.