Small pitch belt conveyors are often used in the bakery industry to transfer small loaves of bread and other baked goods from the oven. Conventional belts cause problems such as oxidation, debris, product contamination and quick wear.
The new plastic modular belting from Uni Chains is designed to solve typical problems occurring in the process.
Oxidation on traditional wire mesh belts will cause blackening that may get transferred to the baked product, creating a food safety issue.
Uni M-TTB modular belts are made from FDA-approved material that is safe for direct food contact and can be easily cleaned after use. There is no oxidation or blackening as seen in metal belts.
A key disadvantage of wire mesh flat belts made of steel is that debris can flake off and contaminate the bread, causing product loss as well as downtime for cleaning and replacement.
Uni modular plastic belts feature plastic pins and do not create any contaminating debris.
Stretch occurs quickly on conventional modular belts caused by worn-out PP pins. Uni M-TTB plastic modular belting features nylon pins that provide superior wear resistance.