Woven Wire And Flat Wire Belting: Description And Applications
If you are in the market looking for conveyor belts, you will find several types available for usage. A belt conveyor will be a general-purpose belt or of the plastic belting and chain variety. Two other types you may consider are woven wire belting and flat wire belting. They are in general use in several industries in Louisiana and elsewhere, including metal working, agricultural and parts moving.
Woven Wire Belting
If you are looking for conveyor belts to survive extreme temperatures, woven wire belting may suit this purpose best. They also are employed in the drying process. Such a belt is made from individuals wires attached to cross rods. Sprockets and side chains can drive the mechanism. You are able to alter the size of the aperture using spacing pieces or even washer. Companies generally find this type of conveyor belt easy to clean. It also is almost clog-free. The flat top surface of close together mesh is smooth allowing for easy passage of many different types of articles including those that are fine, small or irregular.
Industries that use woven wire belting for their conveyors include:
- Food processing e.g. conveying biscuits or cereals, pasteurizing, freezing
- Glassware and ceramics e.g. firing, enameling, fiberglass curing
- Electronics e.g. drying printed circuit boards
- Metalwork e.g. annealing, quenching
Such conveyors have other uses but tend to be less economical and, often less popular in Louisiana than flat wire belting conveyors.
Flat Wire Belting
A flat wire belt conveyor is less expensive than its woven wire counterpart is. As its name indicates, the surface is very flat. Moreover, the maximum open construction of the wire mesh provides the ability for the air to flow freely and/or drainage. Combining this with its flat surface makes it ideal for the conveying of a variety of items, particularly those involved in food handling. Since this type of conveyor is exceptionally easy to clean and to keep sanitary, they are ideal for the following applications:
- Food preparation and canning
- Baking and freezing food
- Cleaning, painting and drying parts
- Sorting, assembly and packaging various product
- Transferring parts
This belt may not be perfect for conveying all types of materials, but it efficiently and cost-efficiently is capable of successfully moving certain types of products.
Companies rely on conveyor belts to provide them with the capability to move quickly and easily their products from one end of a line or factory to another. Before selecting one type over the other, be certain it will meet the demands of your product line in Louisiana. This will ensure your belt conveyor will perform its task to the satisfaction or everyone.