Features and Benefits:
Coefficient of Friction
Backings are added to either increase or decrease the coefficient of friction. A low coefficient of friction may be required in an accumulation application where a high coefficient of friction would be necessary to convey on an incline.
Foam or other low durometer materials can be used where a product must be pinched between belts.
Various backings can be used to absorb and dissipate energy from a falling object thus reducing the chance of damaging a delicate or expensive product.
It is sometimes necessary to utilize an antistatic belt in applications where static build up on a belt may damage the product being conveyed (such as circuit boards), create a safety hazard (such as conveying explosives) or effect the aesthetics of a product (such as powder or dirt buildup). Mectrol has semi-conductive coatings which can be applied to a belt to discharge static. The coating used has a surface resistivity of less than 105 ohms/square.
Low surface energy backings such as silicone can be used to reduce build up of adhesives on belting used in tape or adhesive dispensing machinery.
How our clients are using Mectrol Belts with backings:
- Packaging equipment
- Form, Fill and Seal equipment
- Electronic assembly equipment
- Conveying flat glass
- Paper conveying and feeding equipment
- Tractor belts (puller belts)
- Ceramic tile conveying
- Conveying explosives
- Labeling equipment
- Inclined conveying