Patent Number: 7,131,532

Title: Belt attachment device and method

Abstract: A conveyor belt assembly including a flexible belt body with a plurality of spaced flexible teeth and at least one hardened tooth coupled to the belt body. The flexible belt body and flexible teeth comprise a resilient material. The hardened tooth comprises hardened plastic or metal. The flexible belt body also includes at least one reinforcing member within the belt body. A guide member is coupled to the flexible belt body and the hardened tooth to assist in transporting objects on the conveyor belt assembly. A pivotable clamping device clamps the ends of the belt body together to form a continuous belt. The clamping device clamps the reinforcing member to ensure a strong connection.

Inventors: Webster; Mark R. (Colgate, WI), Schmidt; Craig S. (Brown Deer, WI)

Assignee: Pflow Industries, Inc.

International Classification: B65G 29/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00