Belt Repair System and Method.
Patent, Filed 15 Aug 97, Patented 12 Oct 99
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A belt repair system and method is used to repair a broken belt, such as a drive belt. The belt repair system includes one or more belt couplers having first and second body portions with belt engaging members. The body portions of each belt coupler extend within the broken belt at respective first and second broken ends so that the respective belt engaging members engage with engaging regions within the broken belt at the first and second broken ends. The belt repair method includes providing an indication on the broken ends of the broken belt of the location of the engaging regions forming the engaging regions within the broken belt at the indicated location and inserting the body portions of the belt coupler into the respective engaging regions of the broken belt at the respective broken ends. An optional adhesive or bonding material can be placed between the broken ends to strengthen the coupling of the broken belt.
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