Having the correct conveyor belt is the key to a successful and enduring conveyor system. Here at CCBA we have years of experience in the materials handling industry, and can supply every conceivable combination of belting material and configuration.
As an independent engineering company, we are not "tied" to any particular belt manufacturer. We do not promote any particular brand, make or type of belting, but Instead focus on getting you the right type of belt for YOUR specific needs.
Below is a sample of some of the belts we routinely deal with. ALL of these have been used on our own conveyors, and have proven track records for stability and reliability.
PVC Conveyor Belts
PVC is one of the workhorses of conveyor belts, suitable for a wide range of materials handling applications. It is an economical solution for general purpose, popular in warehouses and factories, and any application where strict heigene (e.g. food handling) is not required.
Twin-ply PVC is suitable for non-sharp loads of up to 10kg/m at normal temperatures, with 3-ply able to take higher loads
It comes in a range of configurations, either glued/welded into an endless belt, or looped using metal fasteners, and can include flights, side-walls, tracking guides, and low-friction backings.
Versions include anti-static belts for carrying electronic components, or conductor-free for applications such as X-ray machines.
Perhaps the most popular PVC belt type, suited for a wide variety of light-to-medium duty applications. It is tough, durable, long-lasting, and flexible enough for most conveyor applications.
If you are in a warehouse or pick/packing operation, then the chances are that the conveyors you see are using 2-Ply PVC belts. In terms of temperature/humidity etc, then if the environment is suitable for human beings, then it is suitable for PVC.
Typical applications include
Colours: Green, Black
Temperature range: -10 to +90 degrees Centigrade
Min. Roller diameter 35mm
Flights and Cleats
Flights (sometimes called risers or cleats) are raised walls running the width (or part width) of the belt, and spaced at regular intervals along the belt. Their usual purpose is on inclined conveyors to help lift the product up the incline, and to resist rollback. Occasionally, the can also be used to separate and position individual large products.
Flights can come in various heights, ranging from a few millimetres to 70mm or more, though a typical flight height is 25mm
They are typically made of glued or welded PVC, PU or rubber, though for heavy-duty applications it is possible to have metal flights, which are through-bolted onto the belt.
Griptop and Roughtop
A griptop surface (sometimes called rough top) conveyor belt is a raised rough pattern that greatly increases the friction of the belt surface, reducing product slippage.
A griptop is particularly useful for solid objects such as packages etc when going up or down inclines.
Note, however, that it also increases the thickness of the belt, which may require larger diameter drive and tension rollers.
It is normally associated with PVC belting, though it is possible to get rubber grip-top. It is NOT normally available in PU, as PU belts are normally required to be easily cleaned, and the grip-top would defeat this.
These are usually in an S configuration (for conventional belts) or straight vertical (for plastic modular), and serve to prevent spillage along the side of the conveyor belt.
The image shown here illustrates both flights and sidewalls.
Note that the sidewalls will significantly increase the minimum roller diameter at each end of the belt.
3-Ply PVC is a heavier grade of PVC belting, typically suitable for loads up to 20Kg/m. It also resists punctures and wear/tear better than its 2-Ply brethren.
It will typically be thicker than 2-ply, and may require larger drive/tension rollers (see specification details)
Other than this, it is interchangeable with 2-Ply belting, though as it is more expensive, you probably wouldn't want to use it unless you needed its tougher attribute.
Typical applications include
Temperature range-10 to +90 degrees Centigrade
Min. Roller Diameter50mm