Most industrial applications use belt conveyors somewhere within their facilities. Belt conveyors are the most widely used type of conveyor for a variety of reasons which include:
- Versatility Belt conveyors are easily configured to many different types of product handling conditions. Transferring from one conveyor to another and retracting type for dumping sub standard product are two common examples.
- Ease of design In many cases adapting a design of a belt conveyor to a specific need can be as simple as using a different belt and adapting the drive system and legs for different widths and/or speeds.
- Low cost Belt conveyors are the most inexpensive method of moving materials. This is partly due to the simplicity of design and also the low cost of the belt itself.
- Ease of cleaning All Jantz Canada belt conveyors designed for the food industry are supplied with a quick release system to provide slack in the belt. This allows for easy cleaning of the support structure underneath the belt.
THE JANTZ ADVANTAGE:
From concept to testing to final commissioning, our goal at Jantz Canada is to provide a cost effective, reliable conveyor system that arrives on time and works as specified. All of our conveyors are designed for your application and to fit within your budget constraints. This ensures that you are getting the best possible value for your money rather than an off the shelf unit adapted to try to meet your needs. Every piece we produce is custom made to order and as such is one of a kind. One difference that sets us apart is in our commitment to sanitary design. The focus is always on eliminating or minimizing possible bacteria harborage points. As such ease of cleaning is always a fundamental goal within our designs. Many off the shelf systems utilize aluminum extrusions for the structure of their conveyor. If bacteria and possible product contamination are a concern we welcome the opportunity to show and explain the differences in our quality of design and fabrication.
Jantz Canada are food handling specialists. Whether your needs are Bakery, Confectionery, Agricultural, Meat, Poultry or Seafood we have the experience to provide a superior product.
Bring us your challenge and we will develop a solution with your particular needs guiding the process. If your need requires specialty design, we have the knowhow, the R&D department and the shop capabilities to handle any potential obstacles.
Commonly used belt types:
Fine Rhomboid Texture
For Pasta and dough (Food processing)
Normal Textured Surface
Belt conveyor uses:
- Small or delicate part handling. Because product guides can often be touching the belt directly, small parts can be easily contained and conveyed without the chance of possible damage.
- Bulk product Accumulation. These type of conveyors let product build up in them until given a signal to release by a PLC. They are typically used anywhere a batch process needs to be contained until a further operation is ready for the product.
- Bi directional applications. With a tracking profile added to the belt in order to keep it centered in the conveyor, bi directional conveyors can be used to divert products in two different directions. This can be useful for loading a conveyor from two different locations, to aid in feeding an accumulation conveyor or for diverting product to two different directions such as feeding two weigh scales from one bulk supply.
- Bulk product transfer. Belt conveyors are easily formed into troughs in order to hold and transfer bulk products such as powders, agri-foods or baked goods. This type of conveyor is a very cost effective solution for moving product where spillage could be a concern.
- Clean room applications. Because belt conveyors are simplistic by design, they are ideal in situations where minimizing bacteria is a prime concern. Belt conveyors are easily adapted for wet wash down conditions.
- Nose to nose transfer situations. Because the belt can wrap tight around a small diameter pulley or nose bar, these types of conveyors are ideal when transferring materials such as baked goods from one conveyor to another. No dead plate is required to compensate for the radius of the nose bars as the product is typically large enough to bridge the gap.
- Incline product handling. Belt conveyors are easily adapted to incline situations by adding cleats to the belt. These enable the belt to carry more product and prevent it from rolling back down to the bottom of the conveyor.
- Cooling applications. Products such as baked or fried goods typically need time to cool before packaging. Long runs of belt conveyors or towers where the conveyor zig zags back upon itself can solve this challenge. In the case of a long straight run of conveyor fans can be installed above the product or chilled water platens can be installed under the belt to aid in cooling.
- Product inspection and sorting. A very common use of belt conveyors is inspection and sorting conveyors. The product can easily be delivered in a single layer for visual inspection or for sorting purposes.
- Merging or diverting. Since any required guides on a belt conveyor can actually touch the belt itself if made from low friction materials, belt conveyors are well suited to diverting or merging type situations. The product stream can be divided into as many lanes as needed with simple overead supported guides which can be fixed or adjustable. The same applies with merging. When required it is very easy to direct the flow of product to the centre of a belt for example.