Today I would like to post a little more about plastic modular belts.
There are many conveyor belting companies that provide this type of belting but I am sure you have all heard of Intralox a manufacture of various plastic belts with a good reputation and high profile in the belting market. Providing quality and reliability. Below is just a sample of some of their belts for more information please contact direct. We have used them for some previous conveyor applications and indeed on a ongoing project at present.
These are Intralox standard belts
PA ~ Acetal thermoplastics which are considerably stronger than PP and PE. Acetal has a balance of thermal, mechanical, & chemical properties and a low coefficient of friction.
PE ~ Polyethylene is another lightweight thermoplastic which has a high impact strength, superior fatigue resistance with flexibility. It has a chemical resistant to many acids, bases, and hydrocarbons and can be used at lower temperatures than polypropylene.
PP ~ Polypropylene is a standard material suitable for use in many general applications where chemical resistance to acids, bases, salts, and alcohols may be required. A relatively strong material in normal use, polypropylene exhibits a somewhat brittle quality at low temperatures.
Most of the time the standard belt materials will be suitable for your general use if not one of the following special belts can be supplied.
Flame Retardant Thermoplastic Polyester (FR-TPES)
Abrasion Resistant (AR) Nylon
High Speed Intralon™
Electrically Conductive (EC) Acetal
Heat Resistant (HR) Nylon
High Strength Electrically Conductive (HSEC) Acetal
Impact Resistant (IR) Nylon
Polypropylene Composite (PPC)
X-ray Detectable Acetal
Colours that can be supplied.
Intralox offers a choice of ten different product colours to meet your applications requirements, such as visibility for inspection, low glare, etc. Available colours:
Its new technology that has developed the belt bend conveyors. In the past the only type of belt to go around corners were slat conveyors or modular plastic belt but now a donut shape belt can be used to create this effect.
I will be going into more detail on the conveyor belt blog in the next few weeks however you can check out the belt bend conveyor and some images by going to the conveyor manufactures web site on curved conveyors.