If you are in the market for a conveyor belt for your Cape Town business, you’ll find that there are many options to choose from. Determining the right type of belt for the industry you’re in, is an essential factor when choosing one, because different niches require different belt types. However, this step is often overlooked. If you’re in need of a conveyor belt that decreases downtime, is easy to maintain, clean and repair, saves you in costs and increases your productivity, you’ve come to the right place.
One of the most popular types of conveyor belts Cape Town business owners use, is the plastic modular belting system. Plastic belting is made with a series of narrow modular plastic segments interlinked by hinge rods, to form a continuous belt. They are driven and tracked by plastic sprockets and are assembled in an interlocking brick-layed pattern to provide a strong design. They can be used in industries, such as food and beverage, brewery, textile newspaper, automotive, and container manufacturing, because they meet the processing requirements, like the type and load of material. They are a firm favourite for industries that require strict levels of cleanliness and sterilization, such food manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies.
Plastic belts are strong, but light. They have low friction levels and have a high resistance to abrasives and corrosives They are non-porous, making them easy to clean and sanitize. Most of all, they add to the efficiency of the company’s production.
Thanks to their modular nature, they can be repaired easier than other belt types. If a solid belt breaks, special tools are needed, because the entire belt needs to be removed and replaced, resulting in work coming to a halt until it has been replaced. However, plastic modular belt design allows for only the damaged part to be repaired or replaced. This saves the company a lot of time and money, because downtime is kept to a minimum and so are the repair costs.
The use of plastic, along with the intrinsic design, yields an increased drive efficiency, because the entire system can be operated, using a motor with lower horsepower. This means you’ll save on your electricity bill as well.
In a nutshell, because of their modular design, plastic belts are lower tension conveyor systems that result in efficient productivity and costs. This is why most Cape Town business owners in the production industry have made plastic modular belts their first choice.