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Earlier this year Wire Belt expanded manufacturing capabilities of Ladder belt and have added to its list of available specifications. At the same time we rebranded it, and it is now known within the Wire Belt range of metal conveyor belt products as Ladder-Track™. Let us look at what Ladder-Track™ belting is.
Product Focus: Ladder-Track™ Conveyor Belt
What is Ladder-Track™?
Ladder-Track™, commonly known in the industry as Ladder Belt, is a positively driven conveyor belt made up of a series of connected rods. It has a simple and light weight construction making it a cost-effective solution for a number of applications.
What benefits can this belt offer?
Ladder-Track™ is constructed using high-tensile rods to resist permanent distortion and is positively driven to ensure there are no issues with tracking. Due to its open structure Ladder-Track™ also facilitates easy cleaning to ensure hygiene standards. The flat uniform carry surface also ensures gentle product handling.
The belt is easy to assemble and disassemble with its belt maintenance tool making it easy to repair, remove or install.
Where is Ladder-Track™ commonly used?
Ladder-Track™ is commonly seen in bakeries and egg sorting, although it can also be used in frying and cooking applications where required. It is possible for Ladder-Track™ to be fitted with U-bar filler rods which allows for a range of textures on some products.
How is Ladder-Track™ supported / driven?
Ladder-Track™ is positively driven using sprockets and additional blank rollers for support on wider belts. Sprockets should be placed on the drive shaft and idle infeed shaft, with all other idle shafts in the circuit fitted with blank rollers for belt support only.
Ladder-Track™ can be supported in a few different ways but is commonly supported using round bar and half round clip on Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene close to either edge of the belt.
Additional supports should be added towards the centre of the conveyor when fitting wider belts.
What materials is Ladder-Track™ available in?
Ladder-Track™ is available in 304 Stainless Steel and mid-tensile Carbon Steel as standard.