Positive Drive

The two most common mechanical problems that occur running conventional flat belts are Slippage and Off-Tracking. Slippage is the loss of frictional contact on the drive due to moisture, fluids or load. Off-Tracking occurs where the load carried is not evenly distributed across the width of the belt resulting in the belt being pushed to one side.

Volta’s Positive Drive belts have been engineered to utilize two positive drive designs to overcome these main problems. The two designs of drive teeth are engineered to give various drive effects for different applications and uses. They are available in a wide range of choices.

Material Features


Varying drive tooth pitches


Profiled and textured top and bottom surfaces


Various Thicknesses


Food and non-food grade options


Cold & heat resistance capabilities


Non-absorbing, hydrolytic resistance


Metal detectable materials

Volta`s Positive Drive Belts

This range has evolved over nearly two decades, guiding companies in food production and the engineering companies that manufacture conveyors, to an improved more hygienic way of conveying products and building systems. The food grade versions form the backbone of many food processing facilities across the globe and combine mechanical and hygienic excellence in one streamlined product. The massive install-base we have accomplished across all sectors of food processing and our dedication to developing top quality thermoplastic belting material has enriched Volta’s in-house knowledge and given us an unparalleled ability to design and customize solutions without compromise.

Widest Range of Positive Drive Belts

The chief designs Volta developed are based on lateral teeth (called DualDrive™) that run the entire belt width and a central tooth design based on one or more rows of teeth (called SuperDrive™). Since 2002, these Volta products have become an indispensable element in the hygienic design of food processing plants as well as providing smart solutions for heavy non-food products, where operating conditions causing heavy wear and tear, off-tracking, and slippage are unacceptable. The entire range can be fabricated to equip elevator/ Z-or swan-necks and other conveyor types. Welding fixtures for splicing these belts on site are available in convenient sizes.

We are Your Partner

Volta offers an unparalleled degree of flexibility in construction of these belts for conveyor design with a technical support that is the envy of the industry. Over the years, we have developed a particular aptitude for project work and our trained staff can assist with optimizing belt design to reduce the cost of investment and enable the end user to benefit fully from our technological offering. We actively share our expertise with our long-term partners in the industry and support them with a personal and individualized touch.

In our business the most important thing is to take no chances with hygienic issues. We don’t want to take any risks. The belts from Volta are so smooth and easy to clean that we don’t have to worry. If the belt seems clean it really is clean.

Mr.Van de Deijl, Interfish, IJmuiden

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