“These modular conveyor belts offer significant advantages over conventional conveyor belts. “They are lightweight and therefore require light support structures like low-power motor equipment, which reduces energy costs,” says Belting Solutions divisional director Richard Strickland.
The plastic modular belts also offer enhanced safety to workers who handle the belts directly.
All materials used in the manu-facture of this range are aseptic and nontoxic, with approval from the food and drug administration for direct contact with food.
“Because of its modular design, these belts can be installed within minutes, without having to use com- plicated tools or fasteners,” adds Strickland.
Standard plastic materials include acetals, which offer dimen-sional stability and are highly resistant to loads.
As one of the thermoplastics with the lowest coefficient of friction, the conveyor belts are suited to the conveying of accumula- tion containers that can slide along the belt without damaging its surface.
They are stable in humid conditions, have a high fatigue resist- ance, and withstand surface abrasion.
Polypropylenes respond well to ultraviolet rays and are track-resistant. They can also withstand chemi-cal materials and have a high impact resistance.
Polyethylenes are light materials that are resistant to wear caused by friction and can operate in working temperatures between -70