When applications require “special handling” of complex products… such as maintaining product separation, minimizing points of contact, or keeping the product aligned, you need a Specialty Belt from Wire Belt Company. These belts are custom designed and manufactured to customers’ exact specifications for such diverse applications as: automotive brake pads, electronic circuit boards, chocolates, bagels, and snack foods.
These Specialty Belts incorporate specially formed strands (called “flights”) in pre-determined locations in the basic flat belt. These are typically used to help move product up or down an incline, or to support, separate or minimize contact between products. The pattern of flights can be designed to create virtual “pockets” that totally isolate easily damaged products. Four types/shapes of flights (see illustration) up to 1 inch in height are used in most applications.
These belts utilize rows of flights to permit control and separation of delicate products to minimize damage and waste. In this configuration, all strands are crimped in the same manner throughout the belt length. However, the number of rows and the spacing can be varied. The height of these product guides is available up to .50 inches.
Since belts may curl under high heat, belts can be pre-stressed in the opposite direction to maintain a flat surface during operation. Reverse crowns are used for “hold down” applications, such as the conveyorized frying process. The crown depth can be varied depending on the application.