Belt Cleats and Their Uses
When your application requires continuous transport of free-flowing materials, nonconformities like rollbacks, spillages, and blockages can hinder production throughput. Belt cleats, however, give your conveyor system the extra grip needed to move product from one activity to the next.
Belt cleats are used to convey material during inclines or declines, and to prevent product rollback. Also, they are used to separate different products on the same belt or materials that are being conveyed. Sometimes called flights, lugs or profiles, belt cleats offer a range of benefits:
- Improve efficiency
- Curb downtime
- Protect vital conveyor system components
- Enables steeper conveyor design
- Reduces long-term expenses
As an industry-leading custom plastics extruder offering turnkey extrusion and finishing services, Preferred Plastics specializes in the manufacture of high-quality belt cleats. We make custom long-lasting and optimally performing cleats from a range of materials according to customer specifications. Examples include:
- Polyvinyl Chloride, or PVC
- Polypropylene, or PP
- Polyethylene, or HDPE, MDPE, LDPE, and PET
- Thermoplastic elastomer, or TPE
Managers of facilities utilizing conveyor systems undoubtedly are always searching for ways to improve the bottom line. Making the operation more productive by speeding up material movement is one way to achieve that goal. A cleated conveyor belt can provide significant value.
Belt cleats are available in fixed or removable configurations. The cleats themselves can be manufactured with the following characteristics:
- Flat profiles
- Rounded profiles
- Heavy-duty profiles
- Profiles with sidewalls
When determining cleat shape, angle and design, it’s vital to understand the materials being conveyed. With several options on the market, it’s critical to have a dialogue with belt providers like Preferred Plastics to better pinpoint what will maximize belt life and performance.
Variety of Uses
Belt cleats are ideal for any application that uses conveyor systems and needs to move materials quickly and efficiently. Industries that can benefit from high-quality belt cleats by Preferred Plastics include:
- Waste management
- Food processing
- Original Equipment Manufacturer, or OEM, fabrication
- Bottling and canning
- Print finishing
- Shipping and warehousing
Take your conveying application to the next level with belt cleats from Preferred Plastics. We have you covered.
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