Transfer & Support Components
Transfer or end rolls may be used at each end of a conveyor to facilitate transfer support of product to/from other process machinery. Rotating end rolls are recommended because they create less belt wear. Grooved end rolls or free turning transfer rolls should be used where possible to ensure positive tracking and minimize wear at the belt joints. For the tightest transfer requirements, a grooved nosebar is typically used instead of rollers to keep the belt tracking properly.
Wire Belt Company will custom build stainless steel grooved end rolls, plastic nosebars and stainless steel shafts to your specifications. Wire Belt also offers the following standard bushings and transfer support rollers to help assure trouble free conveyor operation.
The support required for Flat-Flex belts depends on the load carried, type of product conveyed, and the process. If the belt needs to be fully supported, Wire Belt Company can custom build for your application a slider bed of longitudinal rails. Ultra-High Molecular Weight (UHMW) polyethylene bars are typically used in applications with temperatures up to 120F. At higher temperatures, stainless steel rods or high temperature plastics are used.
Wear Strip Caps
Snap-on UHMW polyethylene strip caps are also available from stock. These are used with stainless steel support rods to reduce friction with the conveying surface. The caps are USDA approved for use in food processing applications.