Hanover, November 21, 2017 – Forbo Movement Systems’ new product series 14 with a pitch of just 12.7 mm (0.5 inches) was developed especially for applications requiring tight, vibration-free product transfers even where there are fixed knife edges. Another development goal was to achieve exceptional strength and pull despite the small pitch.
Due to its robust, single-row sprocket design, series 14 is exceptionally hard-wearing in abrasive applications, which sets it apart significantly from products offered by the competition. Further bonuses are the new hinge pins without heads. This makes fitting or disassembling the belt during maintenance much easier. A closed, solid belt edge prevents damage to the edges.
The new series 14 Prolink modular belts are typically used on cooling and packaging lines at bakery companies, in packaging snacks and in particular anywhere where tight transfers are required when conveying very small products for instance. Series 14 is also used in processing meat, poultry, fish and seafood, as well as fruit and vegetables. The open hinge design cuts down on the critical points where bacteria can accumulate and makes cleaning much simpler and more thorough. The open area of 25% also ensures good circulation of the air and drainage.
The modular belt series 14 is currently available as an open Flat Top (FLT) version in blue and white and in the standard polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polyacetal (POM) materials.
Siegling Prolink modular belts made of PE, PP, POM and PA comply with regulations 21 CFR from the FDA as well as (EU) 10/2011 and (EC) 1935/2004 regarding the feedstock used and the migration figures.. Series 14 also comes with NSF-certification.