The smooth, flat surface of this conveyor belt offers the best product support without marking
- Less stretch and camber
- Less product marking
- Improved tracking
- Increased product support
- Smoother, flatter surface
Initial belt stretch and camber (distortion) are virtually eliminated because the Flat Seat® spiral has no surplus wire to distort or elongate. The thick, oval spiral of standard round wire belts has a weak shape that is all excess wire. Under tension, it bends and stretches beyond its original pitch length, causing distortion.
Flat Seat’s smooth, flat surface offers the best product support with no telltale belt marks. Even before the Flat Seat spiral is formed, its round wire is flattened in a rolling mill. It is then formed into a flat, oval spiral. Computerized machines guarantee that each spiral is formed with a precise flatness that is uniformly parallel. Ordinary belts have spirals formed from round wire, and products conveyed on these belts ride unsteadily on the peaks of these spirals, resulting in product markings.
The design of a spiral’s hinge area is also critical to a belt’s life. Ordinary spirals have a rounded hinge area with a point-to-point contact with the cross rod. This point-to-point contact causes excessive wear of the belt’s rods and spirals. The loose fit of the cross rod in the spiral allows continuous rubbing of metal against metal. In contrast, the Flat Seat hinge is designed with a flat, broad contact area. Each spiral hinge is accurately matched and precisely seated to its cross rod to prevent continuous rubbing of metal to metal. This precise match reduces camber and increases belt life.
Flat Seat metal belts are available in a wide range of alloys. Contact us to discuss selecting the one that is best for your application.