Modular plastic belts from Emerson Industrial Automation handle heavy loads

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New heavy duty and extra heavy duty modular plastic belts from Emerson Industrial Automation (Booth 1559) provide a non-skid, energy-efficient conveyor surface for moving walkways, automotive assembly lines and general material handling of heavy loads, such as barrels, drums, kegs and pallets. The System Plast heavy duty and extra heavy duty belts handle loads up to 5,400 lb/ft and 7,800 lb/ft and are among the highest in the industry for 2- and 2.5-inch (50.8 mm and 63.5 mm) pitch belts.

“These new belts allows for more load on the conveyor, a longer belt or more and heavier items on the belt,” said Matt Stoneburner, director of marketing, material handling. “The smooth, flat top allows for an easy transfer of product with no rust, dirt or grime that will damage the product.”

Both belts are ideal for moving assembly line floors where the corrosion resistant belt’s solid surface prevents tools, fasteners and small parts from being trapped, Stoneburner added.

The new belts are available in five different material types and provide a quiet, energy-saving alternative to chain and live-roller conveyor for general handling of heavy loads.

The belts’ unique design allows pusher bars to be attached, removed or replaced by the user at any time without disassembly of the belt, using drilling locators molded in on 1.96 inch (50 mm) centers. Both belts utilize a patent-pending retention clip for the hinge pin.

ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.


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Bob Trebilcock, editorial director, has covered materials handling, technology, logistics and supply chain topics for nearly 30 years. In addition to Supply Chain Management Review, he is also Executive Editor of Modern Materials Handling. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484.

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