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Secondary Processing

Secondary Processing

Filter and cigarette manufacture is carried out in secondary processing.

Intralogistics conveying solutions ensure that the raw materials and consumables are always on the right machine at the right time and the finished cigarettes are packaged in the customary manner. We supply quality belt solutions for all processes. In addition to traditional fabric-based conveyor belts, we also offer plastic modular belts, timing or round belts, independent of whether belts for linear or curved conveying are required.

Secondary Processing

Forbo conveyor and processing belts for tobacco processing offer a number of application-driven options to convey products reliably:

TT series

The TT suffix (TT = Tobacco Type) is added to the name of all Siegling Transilon belt types suitable for the tobacco industry. All tobacco types are food safe and pyrolysis compliant. Only conveyor belts made wholly of polyolefin, polyester or silicone fulfil the stringent requirements the tobacco industry places.

TT series

Pyrolysis compliant

The tobacco industry demands the usage of conveyor belts that don’t form any products like nitrogen, sulphur, chlorine or fluorine that are hazardous to health during combustion. This is verified by pyrolytic cleavage, i.e. by burning the belt material at 800°C in the absence of oxygen. The mass fractions of the combustion products are then identified.

Pyrolysis compliant

Regulations

The FDA's and EU’s plastics regulations on direct contact with food protect consumers from substances which present a health risk. When conveying tobacco, unwanted substances could be transferred to the tobacco. Belt manufacturers don’t just have to comply with the regulations, but also need to indicate compliance on conformity declarations. Which we do of course provide for all belts in our tobacco range.

Regulations

Profiles and rakes

Conveyor belts fitted with profiles for inclined conveying at a steep gradient are an alternative to metal rakes and therefore save costly set-up times. Polyester profiles are available in several shapes and dimensions and some of them can be supplied as roll material.

Ref. No. 318 | Issue 05/10
(PDF | EN | 1 MB)

Profiles and rakes

The following profiles are obtainable:

1. K-profiles
(10–17 mm height)

2. LB profiles/T profiles
(20–60 mm/10 mm height)

3. Loop profiles
(20–100 mm height)

4. Rake profiles
(max. 80 mm height)

 Profiles and rakes

Sidewalls

A sidewall range, especially for the tobacco industry’s requirements, is available for inclined and steep tobacco conveying. There is a choice of polyester sidewalls, 40 mm to 80 mm in height.

Ref. No. 120 | Issue 08/12
(PDF | EN | 200 KB)
Ref. No. 318 | Issue 05/10
(PDF | EN | 1 MB)

Sidewalls

Smartseal

Smartseal belt edge sealing prevents oil, grease, water and therefore bacteria from entering the belt. Fluff protruding at the belt edges is reliably prevented. This sealing method is successfully used to handle the exacting demands placed on the hygiene of conveyor belts made of synthetic materials and with fabric tension members.

Ref. No 247 | Issue 10/14
(PDF | EN | 151 KB)

Smartseal

Amp Miser™

Amp Miser™ conveyor belts are an impressive example of energy saving. In comparison with standard belts, these conveyor belts and their special underside fabric qualities (patented) have a radically lower friction coefficient to steel, so that energy savings of up to 40% are achievable.

Ref. No. 238 | Issue 02/12
(PDF | EN | 610 KB)

Amp Miser™

Further Information

  • 228 EN

    Conveyor and Processing Belts
    in the Tobacco Industry

  • 318 EN

    Siegling Transilon – Technical Information 2
    Special Features & Properties