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.

Self Tracking Belt

  • Transport
  • Cooking
  • Heating
  • Drying
  • Cooling
  • Drainage
  • Frying
  • Baking
  • Curing
  • Elevating
  • De-Elevating

Features:

  • Self-Tracking; the belt does not need any tracking or steering device as this is built into the design of the belt itself
  • No stretching; the longitudinal wires are made from pretensioned cables, therefore the stretching of the belt is reduced even under high tensioning
  • No wear; the more sensitive cable wires do not touch the rollers, they are safely located in the V-shaped sections of the solid cross wires.
  • High Flexibility; the flexibility of the cable in the running direction considerably improves the resistance to metal fatigue, even at high speed on small diameter pulleys

Self Tracking belt Mesh Construction


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.

Available Specifications

Warp Cable Diameter (mm) Warp Gap
(mm)
Weft Wire Diameter (mm) Weft Gap
(mm)
Open Area
(%)
Belt Weight (kg/m2)
2.0 15.5 1.5 0.0 0 10.5
2.0 15.5 1.5 0.2 10 9.4
2.0 15.5 1.5 0.4 19 8.5
2.0 15.5 1.5 0.6 25 7.8
2.0 15.5 1.5 0.8 31 7.2
2.0 15.5 1.5 1.0 35 6.7
2.0 15.5 1.5 1.2 39 6.3
2.0 15.5 1.5 1.5 44 5.7
2.0 15.5 1.5 1.8 48 5.3
2.0 15.5 1.5 2.0 51 5.0
2.0 15.5 1.5 2.5 55 4.5
2.0 15.5 1.5 3.0 59 4.1
2.0 15.5 1.5 5.0 68 3.1
2.0 15.5 2.0 2.0 44 7.6
2.0 15.5 2.0 3.0 53 6.0
2.0 15.5 2.0 5.0 63 4.6
2.0 15.5 2.0 6.0 66 4.1
2.8 14.7 2.0 5.0 60 5.4
2.8 14.7 2.0 8.0 67 4.3
2.8 14.7 2.5 6.0 59 6.4
2.8 14.7 2.5 8.0 64 5.6
2.8 14.7 2.5 10.0 67 4.9

Standard Material Available

Self-Tracking Belt is supplied in 316SS (1.4401) stainless steel as standard, but other grades are available on request.

Joining Methods

Pin-Joint

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

Endless Seam

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.

 

Edges

      Weft wires are plasma welded together in
groups of 2 or 3 wires. This prevents shifting
of the weft wires and damaging of the edges.

Speciality Features

Bent up Edges

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.

PDF
Self Tracking Belt Product Brochure
Self Tracking Belt Conveyor Design Guidelines
Self Tracking Belt Enquiry Form
Self Tracking Belt Installation Guidelines
Self Tracking Belt Joining Methods
Self Tracking Belt Maintenance

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