Self-Tracking Belt is a very versatile type of belting.
This type of belting is used in a wide variety of industries, including food and pharmaceuticals, chemicals, plastics and polymers.
Process applications that can be accomplished include washing, draining, drying, curing, cooking and freezing.
A – Warp Cable B – Warp Gap C – Weft Wire D – Weft Gap
Self-Tracking belt is constructed with weft (cross) wire strands, having ‘V’ forms on the underside of the belt. These forms secure the warp cables (running longitudinally) in place and engage with grooves, in the end rollers, to give the belt its self-tracking characteristic. For Conveyor Design Guidelines click here
Self-Tracking belt (STB) is available in widths up to 3,000mm; open areas from 0% to nearly 70% are possible. With a flat surface and minimal opening between wires possible, it is particularly suitable for small and delicate products.
Self-Tracking Belt is supplied in 316SS (1.4401) stainless steel as standard, but other grades are available on request.
This is the preferred joining system. The leading and trailing ends of the belt feature pre-formed loops, through which a pin is inserted. The belt can then be easily and quickly joined and disassembled on the machine
The belt is supplied endless, with the warp cables interwoven to create a seam. This system is used when uniform openings are required down the length of the belt. This joining method requires that the belt be fitted on the machine from the side and therefore a special machine design is required.
This type of belt is suitable for bulk product, which is loose to move across the belt. Without the braid wire strands in the vertical section the bent-up mesh the edges gently fan out to create a guide wall to prevent product loss. The bent up edges can be supplied up to 40mm in height.