Hanover, 10 December 2013 – The new surface on series 8 is slip resistant and kind to knees
In the automotive industry where just in time production and delivery is vital, Prolink series 8 plastic modular belts are the perfect choice. They are superb as worker belts for systems that propel workers along with them due to their high levels of pull and excellent durability. They enable narrow hinge designs and long conveyors thanks to the rigid module design.
The new SRS series 8 modules offer another advantage that's especially beneficial to workers on the belt. Due to the new roughened pattern (SRS = slip-resistant surface) constant and repeated kneeling is much more pleasant than is usually the case on the antiskid belts with their highly defined profiles. The slip-resistant characteristics were established in line with DIN 51130 and allocated an R10 slip-resistance category.
Furthermore the SRS design is gentler on the support rollers on the return side and the transfer gap is more consistent. The modules are available in POM-HC, POM-CR and in flame-retardant PXX-HC in line with DIN EN 13501-1(Cfl-s1 and DIN 4102 [B1]).
The modules with closed surfaces (FLT) and the RAT versions with 25% open areas and rounded contact areas are available in PA-HT (polyamide for high temperatures). These features are very important for applications in the tire and rubber industry. For extraction after extrusion, calenders, or on cooling machinery in tire production, belts that can withstand high temperatures are preferred.