Due to their positive locking drive in the side rail, modular conveyors are recommended where a belt is not
an option due to slip, an unfavourable length-width ratio or transverse forces. The low-maintenance plastic
modular belts in Series 8 and 10 (straight) and ASB 2.2 (curve) are standard versions.
Upon request, we can provide a design with reinforced bearings, supplemental supports of the drive shaft
and an appropriate number of additional sprockets to utilise the full performance capacity of the chain
and, following testing and coordination, enable widths of up to 2 m.
The hinged plate belt for the incline conveyor is equipped with a steel chain that makes it suitable for
harsh environmental conditions and for transporting products such as stamped, cast, forged or wooden
pieces. It is particularly suitable for conveying hot goods up to 200° C and can also be configured as a
straight section (type G).
On request, transverse cleats can be screwed or welded on. Stainless steel or perforated variants of the
chain are available. Due to the gap of 1 to 3 mm between the side rail and chain, this system is not suitable
for pointed stamping scraps or metal chips.
Series 8 is characterised by its robustness and is used in industrial applications in particular. Series 10 is
intended for transporting lightweight to medium-weight products in sanitary environments, such as those
found in the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector. The module geometry and the sprocket wheels
were therefore designed to ensure easy cleaning, to eliminate cavities and hollow spaces and to allow for
limited self-cleaning of the gaps.
Transverse cleats up to 75 mm in height and side plates up to 100 mm in height are available for both
series. This eliminates the need for a complex side rail, as well as the associated problems arising from
gaps and from relative motion between the chain and side rail.
For the permissible tensile load, a safety factor of three relative to the permissible tensile loads of the
chain was included in the calculation to ensure reliable durability. At a length of 3 metres, the usual chain
slack can be dispensed with, which allows for restricted reversing operations. At lengths of more than
3 metres or under heavy loads, the conveyor is run with a balance option.
The chain for curves (ASB 2.2) is highly resistant to wear and abrasion, making it suitable for high
temperatures, contact with chemicals or food, etc.
The Series 8 chain made from impact-resistant, affordable polypropylene (PP) is the standard for
industrial applications. Series 10 is made from polyethylene (PE) for applications in the food industry.
For especially demanding requirements regarding max. load and/or cut resistance, we recommend
polyoxymethylene (POM, POM-CR). This material can even handle the occasional impact from product
landing forcefully on the chain or the transverse cleats.
Modular Belt Conveyors