It’s a staggered sidewall belt that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. The staggered sidewall belt for the AquaPruf VBT Conveyor features Vertical Belt Technology, which makes it easier to clean and sanitize, provides greater pocket capacity, and requires less maintenance than a traditional bucket elevator.
This sanitary conveyor is a redesign of the industry standard pleated sidewall belts commonly used for vertical lift conveying applications. The belt itself is made from an FDA-approved and USDA-certified food safe urethane belt material for elevating bulk products in 90° sanitary applications, such as: vegetables, fruits/grains/nuts, popcorn, pet food and pharmaceuticals. Additionally, the belt offers15% more pocket capacity and improved product release than traditional sidewall belt designs.
Both the pockets and staggered sidewall cleats are RF welded for heavy-duty bond strength. Each sidewall cleat offers 80% less bond area compared to a traditional sidewall belt. This configuration helps reduce failure points and lowers both cleaning time and water usage. And, unlike belts used on traditional sidewall belt conveyors, which must be entirely replaced if damaged, staggered sidewalls can be independently replaced using a simple heat iron in a matter of minutes—at the facility. Belt speed is up to 100 ft/min.