Coated Belts: Add a Coating to Your Belt for Improved Performance
Coatings alter the surface properties of metal belts and tapes , optimizing their performance. Our engineers can work with a virtually unlimited surface coatings, including:
These specialized surface treatments can be applied to one or both sides of a PureSteel® metal belt or tape via coating, plating, laminating or bonding methods. Depending on the method of application, the surface treatment can be as thin as 0.0005” (.0125 mm).
Benefits of Metal Belt Surface Treatments
The benefits of surface coatings vary depending on the type of coating applied. Some common benefits include:
- Non-stick qualities
- Improved lubricity
- Increased friction
Some surface coatings, such as polyurethane, neoprene, and silicone, can be used to provide pockets on a belt’s surface that will hold small components during transport. Belt Technologies has the ability to provide these coatings with specific die-cut pocket geometry that can also be combined with vacuum perforations for more positive orientation and retention of small or delicate parts during transport.
A variety of industries benefit from coated metal belts. For example, food processing, heat sealing bands in the packaging industry and high-temperature manufacturing environments benefit from Teflon®. Silicone or neoprene may be used in manufacturing to aid in conveying small components that might otherwise roll off the belt and be lost. They will also increase the friction coefficient of a metal belt, tape or pulley to overcome slipping issues and allow the belt to run at a lower tension.