The Benefits of Modular Conveyor Systems
05th July 2022One of the primary advantages of using modular plastic belts lies in their durability. Fabric belts can sometimes tear, which isn’t a possibility for a modular conveyor’s hard plastic segments. Plastic’s durability over other belt materials also gives modular conveyor an edge over many alternatives in terms of load capacity, resistance to wear, and resilience in harsh environments.
What’s more, if a continuous flat belt is damaged, the entire belt needs to be replaced; this is sometimes costly and usually inconvenient.
If a modular conveyor is damaged it’s possible to replace only the broken plastic segments while leaving the bulk of the belt intact, thereby reducing repair costs and downtime.
For applications where a rigorous standard of cleanliness or sterilization, like food processing or pharmaceuticals, plastic modular conveyors are more easily cleaned and sanitize than many alternatives, and are ideal for reducing the potential for standing liquid and bacteria retention.
And, while these benefits might be shared with other materials like stainless steel or fiberglass, plastic is a more affordable alternative to these types of specialty belting.