Urethane belting is a popular choice for conveyor belts because it is easy to clean, durable, resistant to abrasions, and has a high tension that does not require the addition of belting slack holders or any other additions. Urethane belts are also highly bacteria and contaminant resistant, making them ideal for using with delicate products, food production, and medical goods.
Urethane belting for conveyor systems is a somewhat new material used on conveyor belts in place of traditional rubber belts or synthetic fabric and plastic belts often used in other industries. A urethane belt is made of pure, flexible urethane, or added over a fabric strip or some other material to create a flexible, yet structured belt that is impervious to stains and the possibility of materials leaking through or into the belt itself. These unique properties of urethane belting make them an ideal choice for the following reasons:
Thin belts are used for a variety of products, from automotive motors to large industrial machines. The thin belts provide anchors and pulley systems for a variety of mechanical uses and processes, and the belts are vital to the proper functioning of these machines. In the past, only rubber belts were available for this use, because the polyurethane mixture used in today’s urethane belting had yet to be invented. However, modern factories and business owners now get a choice between rubber and urethane belting models.
The belts, conveyor materials, parts and pulleys manufactured by Dura-Belt, Inc. are used in applications worldwide and inevitably affect our day-to-day lives in one way or another. Consumer product conveyors, vibratory feeders, packaging equipment, printing machines and power transmissions are just a few of the important areas in which the company’s products are employed. To supply innovative, high quality belting products has always been and still remains the mission of this reputable company, and today, it is no surprise that Dura-Belt, Inc. is an industry leader. Selling millions of conveyor belts and belt components each year and having the capacity to produce up to 60,000 belts daily, the market influence of the company stretches around the globe. Jim Hammond, known as the “Belt Doctor”, purchased the business in 1991 and proceeded to rename it Dura-Belt, giving it a new lease on life. Hammond brought with him the skill and knowledge of a trained physicist with the personal goal of combining technology and belting to achieve a better quality product. The results speak for themselves.