Cleats and Side Walls
When selecting a cleat profile, please note that
the cleat must be of the same material as the belt.
Interrupted transverse cleats are possible, as are
combinations of longitudinal and transverse cleats.
The distance from the cleats to the edge of the belt
must be at least 2 mm.
The bonding points on the cleats generally have
more limited temperature range than the belt and
clean material itself.
Longitudinal cleats, internal (running side)
are a belt guide option and are usually used where
lateral forces act on the belt. In the area of the
longitudinal cleats, the belt may be uneven.
Cleat material Temperature range
PVC -10 to +70°C
PU -30 to +80°C
PE -30 to +100°C
Longitudinal cleats, external (carrying side)
are used to guide the belt on concave tracks
(for example, on incline conveyors).
Side walls, external (carrying side)
can be used instead of side rails and are often
employed in incline conveyors.
Transverse cleats (carrying side)
serve as the carrying mechanism for the conveyed
product, especially in inclined conveyors.