The proven conveyor belt technology

Flat-Flex® belts have over 85 years of trusted performance in the industry. With up to 86% open surface area, Flat-Flex® belts promote maximum flow through and are the proven solution for major processors. Flat-Flex® USDA approved design and clean in place capability make it even easier to keep your line hygienic, and with many wire diameters and pitches to choose from, you’ll be able to find the right belt for your product.

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  • Transport
  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Drying
  • Cooling
  • Coating
  • Drainage
  • Freezing
  • Enrobing
  • Frying
  • Baking
  • Dough Rolling
  • Battering
  • Breading
  • Shrink Wrapping
  • Sterilisation
  • Soldering
  • Architectural Mesh
  • Shuttling
  • Turning
  • Side Shifting
  • Collating
  • Crumbing
  • Searing
  • Glazing
  • Preparation
  • Sieving

The unique features of Flat-Flex® conveyor belts offer numerous benefits that increase productivity, help contain costs and improve your overall product quality, including:

  • Large open area – up to 86%
  • Small transfers
  • Non-slip positive drive
  • Very low belt mass for improved operating efficiency
  • Accurate tracking
  • Hygienic design, Easy to clean, clean-in-place capability
  • USDA approved
  • C-CureEdge™ available on a range of selected specifications

Whatever your needs, Wire Belt Company’s Technical Sales Engineers will work with you to determine the best Flat-Flex® belt configuration to accommodate your product, process, application and maintenance requirements.

If you require a unique belt or conveyor to deliver the best conveyor performance, we will not hesitate to design and deliver a totally customised solution for your application.  Our aim is your complete satisfaction with the performance of our products.  We are confident we can provide the right belt, sprockets and other components you need.

Standard Belt Data

Flat-Flex® is available in a wide range of wire diameters & pitches. The following table gives a broad indication of availability:

Wire Dia. Range Pitch Range
0.9mm – 1.27mm 4.0mm – 12.7mm
1.4mm – 1.6mm 5.5mm – 15.0mm
1.8mm – 2.8mm 8.0mm – 20.32mm
3.4mm – 4.0mm 19.05mm – 25.0mm

Note:  Due to pitch to wire dia. combination ratios not all pitches are available in the corresponding wire diameters stated.

The below data is an extract from our full range of Flat-Flex® belting.

Pitch and Wire Diameter (mm) Average weight (kg/m²) Max belt tension per space (N) Minimum transfer roller outside diameter (mm) Minimum recommended reverse bend diameter (mm)* Typical open area (%) Edge Availability
Single Loop Edge (SLE) Double Loop Edge (DLE) C-Cure Edge (SLE CC)
4.24 x 0.90 1.3 13.4 12 43 77
4.30 x 1.27 2.6 44.5 12 43 67
5.5 x 1.0 1.35 19.6 12 55 79
5.5 x 1.27 2.2 44.5 12 55 73
5.6 x 1.0 1.33 19.6 12 56 79.5
5.64 x 0.90 1.0 13.4 12 57 82
6.0 x 1.27 1.9 44.5 16 60 76
6.35 x 1.27 2.0 44.5 16 64 77
6.40 x 1.40 2.7 55 20 64 76
7.26 x 1.27 1.6 44.5 16 73 80
7.26 x 1.60 2.5 66.7 19 73 75
9.60 x 2.08 3.5 97.8 25 96 75
12.0 x 1.83 2.3 80.0 29 120 81
12.7 x 1.83 2.2 80.0 29 127 82
12.7 x 2.35 3.6 133.4 38 127 78
12.7 x 2.8 5.1 191.3 38 127 72
20.32 x 2.35 2.6 133.4 38 203 85

Wire Belt Company produces in excess of 100 pitch & wire diameter specifications.  If you do not locate your specification in the table above then please consult with Customer Services.

Available in widths ranging from 28mm to 4,500mm

*Check with our Technical Sales Engineers if the belt requires a smaller reverse bend diameter.

Materials available;

Flat-Flex® belts are available in a wide variety of materials; the standard is 1.4310 (302) stainless steel. Other materials available include: 1.4401 (316) stainless steel, various carbon steels, and specialist materials suitable for high temperature applications.
Flat-Flex® can be supplied with a PTFE-coating for applications requiring a non-stick surface. High friction finishes are also available.

Edge loop types:

C-Cure-Edge™ Double Loop Edge (DLE) Single Loop Edge (SLE)
Check the reference chart above for edge availability per mesh

C-CureEdge™ Single Loop Edge technology eliminates the possibility of the belt edge catching and tangling. They are an available option for a selected range of Flat-Flex® belts.  See above for availability listing. Click here to view further details.

Double Loop Edges (also referred to as “Gear Wheel Edge”) can also be supplied to suit existing enrober belts.

Single Loop Edges are the most common belt edge finish and are a default standard for 1.27mm wire diameters and above.

Flat-Flex® Drive Components

Sprockets and Blanks

When choosing the most appropriate sprocket material for your application, it is important to look at the conditions under which the belt will operate. Conditions such as abrasion, corrosion, high/low temperature variations, surrounding temperature, type of process performed, etc. all have an impact on sprocket selection.

Wire Belt Company offer a comprehensive range of standard sprockets and can also manufacture to order sprockets for new or replacement applications to suit any specified Flat-Flex® belt.

View our list of standard metric sprockets

View our list of standard imperial sprockets

Please contact Wire Belt Technical Sales Engineers for information of non standard sprockets.

Sprocket Material:

Available material types include:

Type 1.4305 (303) stainless steel – which is highly recommended for all applications, especially in food processing industries as it is FDA approved for direct contact with food.

POM (PolyOxyMethylene) plastic, otherwise known as Acetal – usually preferred for light loads, where the operating temperature range is limited to between -20°C to +80°C, and is also FDA approved for food processing applications.

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Flat-Flex® Product Brochure
Flat-Flex® Support Guide
Causes and Prevention of Black Residue Build up
Flat-Flex trouble shooting guide
Flat-Flex Identification Form
Flat-Flex Potential Causes of Downtime
Flat-Flex Sprocket Arrangement
Flat-Flex Tube Join Instructions
Flat-Flex full strand Joining single loop edge
Flat-Flex full strand Joining double loop edge
EZ Splice Joining Instructions
How to make joining clips
Installing Joining Clips
Inspection and Installation Check List

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