Charles Walker & Co. Ltd., a global supplier of specialist conveyor belts to the food industry, has developed an innovative conveyor belt, which eliminates belt edge frayingthereby removing the danger of contamination risks from this source.The Walker Non-Fray belt combines a uniquely engineered fabric construction with advanced “food friendly” polyurethane coating technology and is available through Charles Walker North America and their distributors in the USA, Canada, and Mexico.
The Walker Non-Fray belt is especially valuable at a time when food manufacturers seek to address the growing consumer and regulatory concerns over food safety and quality. Loose threads otherwise arising from belt edge fray may present a contamination risk for food products, in particular dough-based products, which may not be detected until consumption. Walker Non-Fray conveyor belts are ideal for predominantly dry-running applications, such as biscuit manufacturing, and will operate over knife-edge transfer points as small as 1/4″ (5mm), an unachievable feat for secondary solutions such as capped edge or solid and modular plastic belts.
The unique engineered fabric used in the Walker Non-Fray conveyor belt will not fray even after prolonged use. Good stretch resistance, excellent tracking qualities and the ability to handle troughed applications have all contributed to its extensive use in the United Kingdom by customers such as United Biscuits, who comment that the Non-Fray belt offers a longer web life, is more hygienic and is easier to keep clean than standard belts.
Charles Walker pioneered the manufacture and introduction of lightweight hygienic polyurethane coated belting to the food industry and is now the largest manufacturer of conveyor and ultra high-speed belts and belt fabrication equipment in the UK. Charles Walker’s key products are hygienic high-performance process conveyor belts, which are supplied to the food industry worldwide.