Flat Conveyor Belts
Flat conveyor belts are used in the meat, poultry, food processing, and packaging industries. They can be of different materials, widths, and specifications. When used for dairy or food processing, the belt must have the appropriate approvals like FDA and USFDA. When the flat conveyor belt has a maximized open area then the efficacy of different operations like cooling, coating, draining, heating and drying improves greatly. Flat conveyor belts are no-slip, and can be maintained easily. The advantages of the system are that the low belt mass leads to lowered power consumption and operating costs.
Flat conveyor belts have lowered absorption of heat and cold. A large number of mesh sizes are available, which offer excellent air flow and easy cleaning, and ensures minimal contact between product and belt. When deciding on which belt is best, you must consider the mesh pattern, metal, and size; the tensile strength of the conveyor belt needed for your work; the belt size and material; different components that make up the flat conveyor belt system; and whether you need single loop, double loop, or c-cure edges. Flat systems come in different component options and designs. So you can choose to customize your flat conveyor belt to suit your needs.
To ensure efficacy you must ensure a regular overhaul and cleaning schedule. Three things to keep in mind are the condition of the conveyor belt, wear and tear of other parts, and the types of material that are sticking to the belt. Choose a cleaning system that is non-toxic and efficient. If done properly, you could extend the working life of your conveyor system. The important aspects of trouble-free working and lowered downtime are belt tension, load support, troughability, belt impact, flexibility, and belt covers.
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