Using the wrong type of conveyor belt can have large c […]
Using the wrong type of conveyor belt can have large consequences for your company. Material that is not resistant to certain temperature will wear out faster and potentially damage the product being conveyed. The belt will also break more easily and need to be replaced more often. On the other hand, a belt that is made from a material resistant to higher or lower temperatures than necessary will generate needless expenses for your company. Therefore, you can save, or even earn money, by measuring the temperature more accurately.
The temperature a high temperature resistance V-Belt can resist depends in large parts on the belt joint. The joint is the most critical point when the temperature is increased, and the strength of the joint depends on the belt material and joining. A conveyor belt’s resistance to low temperatures depends on the elasticity of the belt, which in turn depends on the traction layer, the cover, and joining method.
Another factor that affects the resistance is the temperature of the product being conveyed. Small plastic components that are ejected by an injection molding machine and land on the belt are often hot, but cool down quickly. In this case the belt does not have to be resistant to very high temperatures. A product that is larger and denser, e.g. a loaf of bread at a bakery, accumulates heat in a different way and takes longer to cool down. The belt needs to be resistant to the heat. The roll diameter is also important for the temperature resistance of a belt, and therefore follows a recommended minimum roll diameter. Smaller roll diameters are more difficult and disadvantageous to use when they are cold.
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