Contractor Tips Blog

Apr
19

Choosing the Right Conveyor Belt for Your Business

Conveyor belts are the workhorses of the manufacturing and shipping industries. Whether you own a small candy business or a large manufacturing operation, conveyors belts reduce labor and save on overhead costs for making your product. But not all conveyors are the same. Depending on what you need moved, you can choose a specialized belt to complete the job. Here are some of the most common types of commercial conveyor belts.

  • Heavy duty. If you are moving heavy or sharp objects, you need a belt that can withstand the weight and be cut-resistant. Heavy duty belts are used for moving glass, rocks and other materials that can easy tear or cut basic conveyor belts.
  • For objects that will be moved up an incline or can easily slip off a flat belt, cleated conveyor belts are used. Flat or round items can be kept on the belt with the use of cleats of various sizes, depending on your needs.
  • A vacuum conveyor belt uses suction to hold the items on the belt as they are transported. This is used in printing operations, but can be used to hold any flat item in place on the belt for gluing or other purposes.
  • When processing food items on a production line, you need to have special care for the cleanliness of your conveyor belt. Food-grade materials can be used for these conveyors, ensuring they meet FDA requirements for food sanitation.

When it comes to choosing the right conveyor belt type and material, you have many choices. To determine the best fit for your needs, talk to a conveyor belt service that offers all types and customized options for your needs.

Posted on behalf of:
The King Group, Inc.
6865 Shiloh Road East, #100
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 886-1113

Sep
10

Does Your Business Need A Vacuum Conveyor Belt?

There are many types of commercial conveyor belts available for manufacturing, packaging and warehousing needs, all with unique benefits and uses. Vacuum conveyor belts are one of these options, designed for the specific purpose of transporting flat items. If you are in the market to purchase a conveyor belt, you may benefit from the unique properties a vacuum conveyor can offer. 

Benefits Of Vacuum Conveyor Belts

Unlike many other types of conveyor belts, vacuum conveyors use suctioned air to keep items secured to the moving belt through the use of air holes. This is useful for a variety of products which easily move or fall off other types of belts. Some of the benefits of using vacuum conveyors include: 

  • Flat items. Vacuum conveyors are perfect for flat products like paper, cardboard and other items with a flat surface. Paper, printing and cardboard industries are some of the largest users of vacuum conveyor belts.
     
  • Secure grip. Any item which needs to be securely held on a belt due to size, material or inclines can benefit from the use of suction through air holes on vacuum belts.
     
  • Belt position. For items that need to be held straight or flat on the belt for gluing or other procedures, a vacuum conveyor may be the best solution. 

Most vacuum conveyor belts are customized for the unique product it will be designed to accommodate. This includes the location of air holes, the size of the belt and many other specifications. For companies in the printing, cardboard and paper industries, along with many other applications, the vacuum conveyor is an indispensable piece of equipment which can increase production and quality.

Posted on behalf of The King Group, Inc.

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