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What are Honeycomb Conveyor Belts?

At Wire Belt, we can provide you with Honeycomb belting which has a number of great application uses. Honeycomb belting, known also in the industry as Flat Wire belting, is a straight-running belt with an exceptionally high strength-to-weight ratio.

Honeycomb belting is available to you in a wide range of aperture configurations for your convenience. This allows it to suit a variety of applications, including casting, baking, drainage, packaging and more.

Honeycomb belts are constructed with formed flat wire strips connected by cross-rods running through the width of the mesh. The rods are finished with either welded button edges or hooked edges.

What Are the Benefits of Honeycomb Conveyor Belting?

Honeycomb conveyor belting has many benefits that make it suitable for a range of applications. It is a strong, lightweight and positively driven belt. A large open area makes the honeycomb belt effective for processes such as washing, drying, cooling and cooking.

The belt features an open mesh construction which allows for quick drainage and free air circulation. For convenience the belt is easily cleaned and easily joined to save time. In addition to these benefits, the honeycomb conveyor belt is also economical to use making it an ideal choice for customers keen to improve energy efficiency.

Honeycomb belts are appropriate for a range of applications. They are most commonly used in baking, cooling, washing, canning, recycling and weed clearing.

Honeycomb is available in the following materials:

  • Stainless Steel 1.4301 (304)
  • Stainless Steel 1.4401 (316)
  • Stainless Steel 1.4541 (321)**
  • Stainless Steel 1.4828**
  • Mild Steel
  • Galvanised Mild Steel

** Limited specifications available.

You can read our honeycomb belt product page for more information.

Honeycomb Conveyor Belting Support and Drive

Honeycomb has the advantage of being driven slip-free by using sprockets. For the idler shaft blanks can be used. In order to further enhance belt tracking, free rotating sprockets can be placed in the belt edge area.

The drive should pull the belt in the upper loaded segment. For belt support guide rails made of UHMW-PE or steel should be used.

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Do not hesitate to contact us today for more information on the Honeycomb conveyor belt and how it can help your business.

You can also call us for a quote on any of our products; or contact your local representation or our technical sales team on +44 (0) 1795 421771 or email us at

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