1. Forming Belt
The forming belt is the most sensitive but equally most important component in the entire production process. It both starts and lies at the heart of the production process. The wet gypsum mixture is formed and hardened on it as a flat endless sheet between two layers of heavyweight paper.
Technical Requirements of the Belt
To manufacture high-quality plasterboard, the surface quality of the belt has to be superb, its thickness across its entire width, length and splice precise, it needs to track absolutely straight and have a low friction coefficient. These superior belts stand apart for their long service lives but consistently retain the above-mentioned characteristics at the same time. Should minor damage to the belt’s surface occur, it needs to be put it right quickly, easily and efficiently.
Forbo Movement Systems E 20/2 V28/V28 MT/MT grey forming belt is an excellent solution with an outstanding track record worldwide. A double-ply high-tech fabric tension member made of extremely robust and special exceptionally laterally stiff polyester fabric with low elongation makes the forming belt an innovative option. The maintenance-free belt is successfully ousting the thick rubber and PVC belts frequently used in the past.
Characteristics, Functions and Benefits
The PVC belt is 9 mm thick and in addition to its exemplary tracking capabilities and highly accurate thickness tolerance, it’s also very hard wearing and laterally stiff. The belt complies with all requirements. Thanks to its physical characteristics, it can be fitted to virtually any machinery without requiring many modifications in just two days, even if the conveyor was originally conceived for rubber belts.
Forbo Movement Systems also offers factory acceptance inspection of the plasterboard forming belts before delivery. Each belt also comes with its own test certificate and a file with handling, cleaning, repair instructions etc. And it goes without saying that we’ll train staff after a new belt has been fitted. Forbo Movement Systems experts can then answer any questions on the spot about operating the belt. A repair set to get rid of any minor surface faults rounds out the portfolio.