Not all conveyor belts are the same. Some belts are too thick and not flexible enough lengthways for applications where tight return radii are required. The right fabric structure can also play a key role.
Two new Transilon developments from Forbo Movement Systems make all the difference in this respect. Their top face coatings are made of silicone and they have a two-ply Frayfree fabric structure (Frayfree fabric minimizes fraying of belt edges), combined with an intermediate polyurethane layer. Compared with other coating materials, in addition to its excellent grip, silicone as a top face coating stands apart for its exceptional release properties. This belt type’s fabric structure also ensures very strong splices.
Both Transilon belts, one in white and the other in blue, have already been used successfully under particularly sticky conditions.