Stainless steel belting
Stainless steel belting is the method of using a number of stainless steel grades, which include 304 and 316, to replace the more traditional belts that have been used in conveyor systems like rubber and plastic. It is a widely used process across almost all industries.
Stainless steel belting applications
Some examples of the companies that employ stainless steel belting are those involved in producing dairy products and other food products which require the highest safety standards. Stainless steel belting ensures that food products are contaminant free. Stainless steel is resistant to corrosion, which prevents the growth of contaminants like bacteria on the system. In addition to this, stainless steel belts also do not need lubrication in order to transmit power, eliminating the need to use foreign materials such as lubricant, which can also be sources of contaminants.
And because stainless steel can withstand high temperatures, they are them ideal for food production. Stainless steel belting could also be designed with complex perforation patterns for timing, vacuum and dosing applications, which are very important in food assembly. In some cases, these belts are even custom made to fit the requirements of food companies. Stainless steel belts are being coated with Teflon or silicone –this alters the surface in preparation for different applications.
Leading manufacturers of stainless steel belts
Cambridge Incorporated (http://www.cambridge-inc.comI is one of the leading manufacturers of stainless steel belting including chain belts, strand belts, flat wire belts, spiral system belts and even woven wire mesh belts. Aside from stainless steel belting, they also manufacture metal belting made from galvanized steel and high carbon steel, plus straight & curved conveyor belts. They have been supplying stainless steel belting since 1972 to the food and beverage processing industry, automotive industry, metalworking industry, electronics industry, and packaging industry.
Sandvik Process Systems (in New Jersey ) is also a leading stainless steel belting manufacturer. They customize stainless steel belting in different widths (from 200 to 6000 mm) and thicknesses (from 0.4 to 3.0 mm). They also specialize in various surface finishes, and can produce stainless steel belting of any length.
Alabama 's Motion Industries, Inc. is also a manufacturer of a broad line of industrial stainless steel belting and conveyor products. They produce variable speed, V-belts, conveyors, polychains, timing-HTD, rounds, links, and flat drives. Aside from stainless steel belting, they also manufacture plastic steel belting. Their products are used on transmissions, industrial automations, hydraulic and pneumatic transmission, and many others. They also provide e-Business services, inventory management, storeroom surveys and technical support, among others. They have hydraulic & pneumatic service centers that can also so fabrication and hose assembly work. They are located in Alton Road in Birmingham , and can be reached through their toll-free number 800-526-9328.