Effective conveyor maintenance for producers has two key goals, both with bottom line consequences. The first is to prevent surprise belt failures. The second is to minimize repair downtime. While all aspects of conveyor system maintenance are important, belt splicing is among the most critical. Its impact on maintenance is unquestionable. It's one of the few components that constantly receives heavy, abrasive wear. Also, when a splice fails, it not only stops operation and causes downtime, it results in material loss.