Even within one operation, products may move from extremely high to extremely low temperatures. Technology in the conveyor belt industry has come a long way in meeting these varied applications’ needs. If your operation involves extreme high or low temperatures, you know the belting compounds that offer resistance to these conditions are expensive technology.
That’s why, when you choose MIPR for your conveyor belt solution, we work with you to find the exact minimum and maximum temperatures and offer you a complete belting system that combines materials to make the most of your dollar.
Before discussing the options for an extreme temperature conveyor belt, we need to evaluate a few things about your operation. First, we’ll want to know:
- The exact minimum and maximum operating temperatures your product goes through at each stage. It’s essential to be precise with this information to suggest the compound that will perform the best, last the longest, and be the most cost-effective.
- We also need to know the weight of the product you are conveying. A Teflon glass belt can withstand high heat, but it can’t take heavy loads the way a stainless steel wire mesh belt can. Now let’s discuss the properties of each compound we could use to handle extreme temperatures.
Teflon Glass Belting offers a superior non-stick surface and is perfect for food handling operations. Its operating temperature range is from -100°F to +550°F. It can also be used for screen print dryers, rubber profile extrusion, and garment fusing.
Open Mesh Teflon Belting has a similar temperature range of -100°F to +550°F. It’s powerful and has a 70% open area that makes it particularly suited for drying applications.
Silicone Glass Belting is both wear and chemical resistant and has a temperature range of -100°F to +500°F. It’s excellent for food handling and quick freeze applications.
There are multiple different types of Kevlar belting available for high-temperature operations that range in their applications. Conveyor belts made with Kevlar can withstand up to +950°F. These belts are designed for glass, aluminum, plastics, automotive, wood laminating, and light metal casting. Kevlar is often paired with PBO, otherwise known as Zylon, to withstand temperatures of up to +1200°F.
We haven’t forgotten about low-temperature operations. Plastic modular belting is an excellent choice for freezing and packing. These belts are ideal in their ability to take inclines and turn corners, combining flexibility with durability. Anything requiring extreme cold resistance will need a stainless-steel wire mesh belt. Multiple options are ranging in applications, from food processing to heavy industrial uses.
Find more information about these compounds and their qualities on our website at miprcorp.com.
With so many options, we want to design a conveyor belt system that is unique to your needs and maximizes your investment. By getting to know you and your operation, we will suggest suitable compounds for each section of the conveyor. Our knowledgeable staff will help you evaluate where high-tech compounds like Kevlar and PBO are necessary and where cost-effective solutions like Nomex or Polyester can be used.
Give us a call at 1-800-540-1846 to discuss your high-temperature handling needs with our team of experienced engineers.