Also known as Flat Wire belting

Honeycomb is an ideal choice for any application which requires both durability and an open belt design whilst maintaining a flat carrying surface. Its high strength-to-weight ratio also makes it an ideal choice for customers keen to improve their energy efficiency.

Honeycomb

  • Transport
  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Drying
  • Cooling
  • Drainage
  • Freezing
  • Baking
  • Washing
  • Weed Clearing
  • Turf Cutting
  • Breading
  • Packaging
  • Sorting
  • Recycling
  • Elevating
  • De-Elevating
  • Loading
  • Harvesting
  • Canning
  • Pastuerisation
  • Painting
  • Assembly
  • Proofing

Honeycomb belting, also known throughout the industry as Flat Wire belting, is a straight-running belt with an extremely high strength-to-weight ratio. It is available in a wide variety of aperture configurations to suit applications as diverse as casting, baking, drainage and packaging.

Honeycomb is constructed from 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.

It is a strong, lightweight, positively driven belt.  A large open area makes this belt particularly suitable for processes such as washing, drying, cooling, cooking.

  • Open mesh construction for quick drainage and free air circulation
  • Flat carrying surface
  • Easily cleaned
  • Easily joined
  • Economical
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Positive sprocket drive

Belt Specifications

Honeycomb belt is available in a wide range of specifications.  The examples listed in the following tables are the most common.  Belts can be up to 5 metres wide, alternative specifications are available, please contact our Technical Sales Engineers for information.

Belt Edges:

Belt Edges

Belt Specification Details:

A Overall belt width Belt Specifications
B Cross rod pitch
C Nominal lateral pitch
D Cross rod diameter
E Height of flat strip material
F Thickness of flat strip material
G Apertures across belt width

 

Standard Specifications:

European Standard

Cross Rod Pitch (mm) Nominal Lateral Pitch (mm) Flat Strip (mm) Cross Rod (mm)
ES001* 13.7 14.6 10×1 3
ES 003 26.2 15.55 12×1.2 4
ES 004 27.4 15.7 9.5×1.25 3
ES 006 27.4 24.7 9.5×1.25 3
ES 012 28.6 15 9.5×1.25 3
ES 013 28.6 26.25 9.5×1.25 3
ES 015 28.4 22.5 15×1.2 4

* available button edge (welded washer) only

Imperial Standard

Cross Rod Pitch (mm) Nominal Lateral Pitch (mm) Flat Strip (mm) Cross Rod (mm)
IS 101A* 12.85 14.48 9.5×1.2 3
IS 101B* 13.72 14.48 9.5×1.2 3
IS 101C* 14.22 15.46 9.5×1.2 3
IS 102A 28.58 15.46 9.5×1.2 3
IS 102B 27.53 15.22 9.5×1.2 3
IS 102C 26.97 15.22 9.5×1.2 3
IS 103 28.58 26.19 9.5×1.2 3
IS 104 26.97 17.78 12.7×1.6 4.9
IS 105 26.97 25.4 12.7×1.6 4.9
IS 106 28.58 25.4 15.9×1.6 4.9
IS 107 38.1 38.1 15.9×1.6 4.9
IS 108 50.8 50.8 15.9×1.6 4.9
IS 109 76.2 76.2 15.9×1.6 4.9

* available button edge (welded washer) only

Individual Specifications

Apart from the standard sizes above we are able to provide custom built specifications and the table below gives the framework of availability. Please contact our Technical Sales team to discuss availability in detail as further restrictions do apply to flat strip section size required.

Cross Rod Pitch Edge Type
Cross Rod Dia. (mm) from (mm) to (mm) Welded Clinched
3.00 12.7 30.0
4.00 13.7 29.0
5.00 25.0 28.0

 

Materials Available

  • 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.
If you have an enquiry for an existing application click here
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Honeycomb Drive Components

Sprockets are available in the following sizes:

Table of sprocket pitch circle diameters for European standard drive sprockets
Belt Standard/Cross Rod Pitch
Teeth ES001
13.7mm
ES003
26.2mm
ES004/6
27.4mm
ES012/13
28.6mm
ES015
28.4mm
12 52.93 101.23 105.87 110.50 109.73
18 78.90 150.88 157.79 164.70 163.55
24 104.96 200.73 209.92 219.11 217.58
30 131.06 250.65 262.13 273.61 271.70

 

Table of sprocket pitch circle diameters for imperial standard drive sprockets
Teeth Belt Standard/Cross Rod Pitch
IS101A  12.85mm IS101B  13.72mm IS101C   14.22mm IS102A 28.58mm IS102B   27.53mm IS102C    26.97mm IS104/5    26.97mm IS106      28.58mm IS107        38.1mm IS108        50.8mm IS109       76.2mm
12 53.98 109.42 105.41 103.23 103.23 109.42 146.22 195.3 293.45
16 64.58 69 71.61
18 72.39 77.52 80.72 163.09 157.1 153.87 153.87 163.09 217.96 291.08 437.36
24 96.34 103.12 107.39 216.97 209 204.7 204.7 216.97 289.94 387.22 581.81
34 306.93
36 144.25 154.46 161.65 324.94 306.58

Other sprocket sizes are available on request.

Sprocket Material

Available material types include:

  • ‘Oilon’ (Polyamide Cast Nylon 6 – lubricated) FDA approved.
  • PA6G (Polyamide Cast Nylon 6) FDA approved.
  • Stainless Steel
  • Mild Steel
  • Cast Iron

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