Volta profile belts are an integral part of numerous industrial applications such as conveying roof or ceramic tiles and activation “O” rings on live roller systems. Steel and aramid reinforced round belts are used in canning factories for aligning and transporting cans prior to filling.
In our case study of the ceramic and the roof tile industry, varied applications include high speed transfer of tiles or clay moulds, 90-degree curved corner conveyors, glazing lines, stacking machines, start/stop sorting operations as well as product handling in and around the oven.
Profile belts are used on a wide variety of fruit and vegetable grading systems as well as slicing machines. They handle delicate or flat product that would otherwise bounce up and down on flat belting. This includes laminated panels, sheet glass and wafers. Food grade round profile is commonly used on pizza topping re-claims and chocolate enrobing lines.
The packaging industry is a major user of round as well as soft grip top V belts. With the arrival of inhouse packaging machines in supermarkets for individual portions, a new thin T form profile was developed.
The profiles are not limited to V and Round shapes. Wider flat sections are finished in food grade material and are produced for transferring sausages in the meat processing industry. The sausage belts run in parallel V shape channels and flatten out at each end around the pulleys.
Hollow profiles are used on the top of chain drives. They are extruded with two different coloured layers for online wear detection.
Special flat sections with a delicate radius on the lead edges are extruded in a range of sizes made from an ink resistant TPE, designed for use in the printing industry.
There is an entire range of solid and cogged V belt styles manufactured from food grade materials that are used on Volta flat and Positive Drive belts as guides rather than stand-alone belts. Similarly, the mini-V profile called electrode is made for handmade welding operations and explained in detail on the fabrication page.