Modular plastic belts from Emerson Industrial Automation handle heavy loads

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.

Emerson Industrial Automation’s heavy duty modular plastic belts can be easily retrofitted into existing conveyor frames, said Matt Stoneburner, director of marketing, material handling.

By Bob Trebilcock, Executive Editor
January 22, 2013 - MMH Editorial

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.



About the Author

Bob Trebilcock
Executive Editor

Bob Trebilcock, executive editor, has covered materials handling, technology and supply chain topics for Modern Materials Handling since 1984. More recently, Trebilcock became editorial director of Supply Chain Management Review. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, NH. He can be reached at 603-357-0484.


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

The tired cliché of “Perfect Storm,” is probably lost on East Coast shippers now weathering fierce winter winds and snow, but the expression still has currency on the Pacific Rim.

Owners of corporate fleets and fuel buyers face two dilemmas: a limited supply of cost-effective, low greenhouse-gas fuels, and little information on fuel sustainability impacts across the full production and use value chain.

U.S. Carloads were up 5 percent annually at 294,738, and intermodal at 253,317 containers and trailers was up 3 percent.

When it comes to Congress actually getting its act together on a new long-term federal transportation bill, things remain as status quo as it gets, with the big takeaway being nothing really ever gets done, when it comes to passing a badly overdue and needed bill, rather than these band-aid extensions Congress keeps signing off on.

Truckload and intermodal pricing was up on an annual basis, according to the December edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners.

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.