Belt Technologies Wide Belts: A Unique Combination
Belt Technologies, Inc. has been manufacturing metal belts and conveyors for many different kinds of specialized projects in different industries around the world for many years.
As specialists in steel belt-based conveying, such application diversity allows us to work with equipment suppliers and end users to provide individually customized, turnkey solutions based on the most demanding, customer-specific processes and technical requirements.
One of our core strengths that differentiates us from any other belt manufacturer is our unique ability to produce wide belts utilizing very thin material (typically 0.076–0.4 mm). Traditionally, wider belts are offered with thicknesses of 1 mm or greater, which means working with pulley diameters in excess of 800 mm. The ability to use thinner materials creates important advantages for our customers, including significant cost savings and potential competitive advantage over other machinery.
Belt Technologies processes very thin materials (thicknesses 0.076 mm–0.4 mm) in wider widths (up to 900 mm).
- Using thinner steel materials makes it possible to minimize the necessary pulley diameter, saving space with a smaller overall machine footprint and achieving reduced inertia. This saves costs in drive systems and decreases the energy required to operate the systems.
- By decreasing material thickness, we improve the heat transfer properties that solve thermal issues in many applications, such as in the cooking of food products.
- By decreasing footprint, the end user can save space at the processing site, which is especially crucial with frozen foods and refrigerated areas.
By using thinner and lighter materials, the complexity of belt tensioning and tracking devices is simplified.
- Wide belts made of thin stainless steel can be cleaned and sanitized far faster than those made of plastic, rubber, or mesh. Easy access ensures high availability—important in multi-shift operations. Shortened cleaning times also lead to lower costs and best environmental practices via low water consumption and the reduced use of mild detergents and cleaning agents.