Conveyors are the workhorse of your production line. These are the mechanical assemblies or devices designed to move your packages with seemingly minimal effort. There are different types of conveyors on the market, currently with table-top conveyors being among the most popular.
A table-top conveyor consists of different series of slats joined using series strips held by a frame or suspended from a ceiling to move materials along. There are different types of belts you can use for your table-top conveyor, depending on the weight, distribution, and size of your materials. Here are the conveyor belt options.
These conveyor belts are generally used for mat-top and table-top conveyors. Plastic belts are renowned for their wear resistance, durability, and lightweight. They are ideal for table-top conveyors used in packaging, food production, and pharmaceutical industries.
Woven Wire Belts
These are a standard option for table-top conveyors in extreme-temperature environments and the drying process of manufacturing. This is because of their durability and resilience to various elements. They are used in freezing, pasteurizing, washing, and baking in the food processing industry. They are also used in firing, enameling, annealing, and curing in the ceramic and glass sector. Woven wire belts are also widely used in the metalworking and electronic manufacturing industries.
Flat Wire Belts
These have a flat surface and are typically used for food handling. Flat wire belts are generally used in place of woven wire belts since the former are cheaper. In the food industry, you can have flat wire belts in your food preparation, parts cleaning, product sorting, and drying sections.
Before settling for the ideal belt from the above options for your table-top conveyor, you should consider its associated maintenance costs. Most manufacturers overlook this crucial aspect of their conveyor belt choice. This, in most cases, leaves them frustrated as they might have to contend with high maintenance costs or ignore maintenance altogether and grapple with frequent replacement costs.