A plastic chain belt that provides a solid, stable surface for the carried product. This remarkable belt type comes in a variety of configurations, from flat-top ( like a tank track), to open-mesh to allow drainage or air circulation.
The belt excells at being able to form loops, inclines, or even spirals. It is easily cleaned, economical to maintain, and can resist moderately high temperatures
The belts most commonly come in three materials, though hybrids are also available
All of these materials are food-grade, making the plastic modular belt a good choice for the food industry
These come in a variety of styles. Closed-surface "tank track" belts offer extremely good product support. They can come with flights/cleats to assist in moving products up an incline, and sidewalls to prevent products falling off the side of the belt. Although normally closed-surface, the plates can actually be perforated to allow air to circulate - or liquid to drain away - for cooling or drying the carried product.
Although these belts cannot flex "side-to-side", they CAN flex vertically, allowing their use in "swan neck" conveyors.
Formed as an open mesh, these belts CAN flex from side to side, forming loops and bends, as well as spirals. The mesh still offers a firm surface to support the products. This also facilities air (or liquid) circulation.
|Colours||White, Blue, Red, Yellow|
|Temperature range||-60 to +120 degrees|
|Thickness||variable, but typically 10mm|
|Options||Flights, side walls, grip strips|