4 benefits of using metal belting in food manufacturing
Food manufacturing relies heavily on conveyor belt systems. Not simply because it's far more efficient than manual labour, but because it's considerably cheaper in the long run. Food manufacturing has to stand up to extremely stringent regulations, and processes differ greatly between different food items.
What works for raw meats won't work for baked goods, so it's important to invest in the right system. Conveyor belts can be made of numerous materials, but we believe that metal is the ideal option for food manufacturing. Here's why.
Metal conveyor belts easily meet sanitation requirements: A recall is an enormous headache for those in the food manufacturing industry. Not only can it be extremely expensive, it can also do irreparable damage to a manufacturer's reputation. Metal belts are capable of withstanding the extremely high temperatures and pressure required for sanitation. An additional benefit to metal belts is that they are nonporous. Plastic belts are easily chipped and scratched which can become ideal locations for hazardous chemicals or bacteria.
Metal conveyor belts can withstand extreme temperature variation: In addition to sanitation, the heat resilience of metal gets extra points for functionality. Some applications of food processing will require cooking or cooling, and metal excels in both of these areas. A thermal expansion coefficient dictates how a material can expand, contract or otherwise change shape with temperature fluctuations. Most metals have a fairly low coefficient, meaning they retain heat when subjected to temperature change. Plastic can easily melt, warp or simply break during processes that metal will roll through easily.
Metal conveyor belts are less environmentally taxing: While virtually no manufacturing operation is without a carbon footprint, plastic is far more taxing on the environment to produce. Plastics are made from petroleum, which isn't exactly the poster child for sustainability. While the production of metal does result in pollutants, the sector has made strides in recent years.
Metal conveyor belts offer great flexibility: We don't literally mean the ability to flex, but rather, there is a metal solution for every pain point in food manufacturing. Metal conveyor belts generally have a greater ratio of open area which means they are ideal for baking, cooking, or any application where drainage is important. Furthermore, metal belts can be used effectively in conveyors with singular or multiple tight turns, which reduces the need for manual transferral to another belt.
The benefits of balancrd belts
Balanced belt is an extremely popular mesh design, found in almost every manufacturing industry with a wide ranging number of possible applications. Benefits of Balanced Spiral belt include straight-running operation, an excellent strength to weight ratio and an extremely wide variety of mesh specifications to suit each individual application.
Balanced belt mesh features a simple yet effective design, constructed from alternating left and right hand spiral coils. These coils are held in place by interconnecting crimp rods which run through the width of the belt. The edges of the belt can be supplied either welded or with a knuckled selvedge.
Balanced belt gains its excellent tracking properties by employing an alternating pattern which prevents the belt from pulling to one side. Lateral movement within the belt is reduced by the use of specially crimped rods which hold each spiral coil in place.
Balanced belt is most commonly supplied as friction-drive belt; however certain meshes can be supplied as Positive-Drive, allowing sprockets to engage with the belts mesh. Alternatively, we can supply Balanced Spiral with chain edges for high load applications.
Cross-Flights and Side Plates are available for inclined applications or product separation requirements , for applications with particularly high load and/or for products which require a narrower aperture than is possible with standard balanced spiral belts.
Features of Compound Weave Conveyor Belt
Compound weave conveyor belt supplies extremely close and flat mesh. This is made of stainless steel and high carbon steel. They all have excellent high temperature resistance performance and high tensile strength. All these metals ensure the Compound weave conveyor belt to be a strong, durable and high lifespan product. It is also known as Cord Weave Belt. The structure of Compound weave conveyor belt is similar to the balanced weave conveyor belt, which has multiple spirals and cross rods per pitch. The compound weave conveyor belt has closer mesh than the balanced conveyor belt. The closer mesh makes compound weave conveyor belt a high density and high strength surface. The proven highest quality baking band on the market. With right-and left-hand spirals fitted closely together for a smooth, dense weave, our compound balanced (CB) belts are excellent for conveying very fine or small products, as well as unstable or top-heavy items. These belts are used extensively in the food processing industry, especially for baking cookies, crackers and snack foods.
Great for bakeries and snack food operations
Increased surface area
Better product stability
Carries heavier loads
The featured application of Polyester Filter Belts
Filter belt of polyester or dacron mesh is designed as screen media for high pressure press-filters and belt presses filtration system. The synthetic filter cloth has great strength, stability, excellent chemical resistance and cake release properties. The fabric is woven with spiral wire in big loop or large loop, medium loop, and small loop to achieve varified filtration ratings. The mesh belt is popularly used used for paper making, as drainage filter mesh for pulp machine pressing uses, also coal washer, metal and mineral concertration and food industry. We offer press filter screen with seam, non woven and coated mesh types. The Polyester Filter Belts are specially designed filter cloth for the belt press filters, it’s a circuit belt fabric connected by SS clipper seam to be able to work continuously. The belt press filter cloth is a sturdy fabric made out of high viscosity polyester monofilament yarn on heavy-duty weaving looms and being heat set. Bonfilt’s choose superior polyester monofilament yarn, weaving by advanced looms, excellent thermal treatment, all these makes our polyester filter belts in precise aperture, good transverse stability, lengthways flexibility, excellent mechanical strength and stability in shape and dimension.
Municipal sludge, industrial sludge, biologic sludge, dewatering and drying belt filter cloth for belt press filter: The polyester filter belts as the belt press filter cloth, play a crucial part in the belt filter press, etc, as it determines the actual output and efficiency of the filtration process.
The special twill weave ensures precise filtration results, and smooth surface makes filter cake comes off easily, the high-quality polyester monofilament yarn makes our woven mesh filter belt fabrics being chemically-resistant, good strength could withstand the greatest mechanical stresses and long service life.
Fruit vegetable juice pressing and dewatering: filter belts are always safe, robust and reliable, the special weave to get accurate pore size and sturdy surface combined which ensure optimum juice yield and dewatering result, the high-quality material and thermal treatment make the press belt fabrics in smooth running properties and good durability.
What is the use of flat belt conveyor?
Flat belts are useful for internal conveyance, i.e. transporting items within a facility. This type of conveyor belt uses a series of powered pulleys to move a continuous flat belt, which can consist either of natural material or synthetic fabric (ex. polyester, nylon).2Flat wire belts offer important advantages in many industrial and food processing applications. They provide faster drainage of liquids, free air circulation and ease of cleaning. Thus, they are ideal in operations where sanitation is a prime consideration. The flat surface also facilitates transfer operations such as sorting and assembling. All welded-edge belts feature the resistance welding of every other crossrod to the flat strip near each edge of the belt. This provides greater strength and eliminates belt shrinkage under heavy loads without restricting flexibility of the belt. here are some useful point of it:
The largest proportion of open-mesh area available- up to 86%
Easy to clean, clean-in-place design
No-slip, positive drive
Very low belt mass
Smallest diameter end rolls and drive rolls
Positive driven for accurate tracking