Best Belting for Safer Produce

Food producers fight contamination on two levels – firstly on a particle or sub-particle level where contamination is often bacterial, but can also be relatively benign, yet nonetheless unwanted (such as the ubiquitous tiny particles of plastic commonly found in bottled water).

The second level is termed foreign bodies.

There is a fine line between the two types of contamination. Foreign bodies that are larger than 2mm are one rule of thumb for producers while those larger than 7mm are another category. Determination is based on the potential damage of a hard object to a non-risk group.

Foreign bodies are extrinsic – entering the food somewhere along the journey from farm to fork, such as a bolt, or intrinsic, for example, bone fragments in meat. The sources can be manifold: stones in vegetables, pests such as insects and rodents, residual food waste, broken machine parts, and even intentional sabotage.

The means taken to prevent foreign bodies are implemented at different stages of food processing – mechanical means include filters, magnetic extractors, and screens or detection devices such as x-ray, and metal detectors. Consumer safety and food processors’ reputations depend on this.

Another aspect of the control of foreign bodies is correctly designing or selecting the spaces, equipment, and materials that come into contact with food during its processing. This can mean covering open areas in factories to prevent foreign bodies from dropping into food in the process, and in the context of conveyors, using belting materials that do not fragment easily.       

Volta has released a series of unique food-grade, metal detectable, flat and positive drive belts. In the unlikely event of even relatively small pieces of belt breaking off, this can be picked up downstream by metal detection systems.

Volta’s unique products help you deliver cost-efficient safety.

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SuperDrive™ (SD)

When you are looking for the ideal solution to help you increase your production rate, simplify the process, slash costs and comply with regulations, it’s time for SuperDrive™!

A Positive Drive belt that solves the key mechanical problems of classic flat belts, namely, slipping and off-tracking, SuperDrive™ helps lower running costs for reduced cost of ownership, requires less hot water, provides less chemical exposure, and reduces cleaning time.

As a result, you have more time and money for production. Perfect!

Dough Pump Conveyors

Dough pump conveyors are used to process raw dough in large-scale production bakeries.

These conveyors elevate dough at a sharp incline and commonly use plied belts with bottom guides. Due to uneven loads, bakery belts often suffer from off-tracking, and slippage, which can cause fraying, tearing and the need for belt tension, leading to belt failure. A retrofit to
SuperDrive™ solves all of that, making raw dough production… as easy as pie.

Narrow Transfers

Bakery lines often incorporate small pulley diameters and static ‘knife edge’ nose bars. When selecting the right belt for your business, make sure to measure the diameter/radius and, to note the wrapping angle.

Our bakery conveyor belts are specifically tailored for biscuit and pizza base cutting lines, helping make dough production simple and efficient.

Cutting Lines

Our TPE bakery conveyor belts are highly resistant to cuts and abrasion.

They are also easily repaired in the event of mechanical damage, making them robust, cost-effective, and literally, the best thing since sliced bread.

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