conveyor belts for confectionery industry
Punched plates These can be manufactured with different kinds of perforations, of which the main ones are round, square, rectangular, oblong, tapered and bridged. Standard size is 2000x1000 mm, however the machines used enable perforation of plates up to 6000x2000 mm. Thickness of the plates varies from 0,3 mm to 20 mm for plates in carbon steel and up to 15 mm for stainless steel plates. It is possible to obtain plates with perforated areas in special geometric shapes, for example trapezoidal or circular crowns. After perforating, the plates are straightened and may undergo degreasing treatment to eliminate residues of the lubricant used during the punching process. Plates with different levels of surface finishing can also be supplied, attainable through butter-finishing, sandblasting and electrolytic polishing. They can be produced in different materials, such as for example, carbon steel, stainless steels, Nickel-Chromium alloys, pure metals.
Drilled plates Can be produced with three different kinds of perforations: cylindrical, step drilled and conical. The diameter of the perforations can vary from 1 to 6 mm. The maximum dimensions of the drilled plates are 6000x2000 mm, with a maximum thickness of 15 mm. After drilling, the plates are butter-finished and washed to guarantee perfectly clean perforations. They may undergo further surface finishing treatments, such as for example, sandblasting and electrolytic polishing. Different finishes or special coatings may be carried out following specific request by the client. The drilled plates can be produced in different materials such as: carbon steel, stainless steels, Titanium, Nickel-Chromium alloys, Copper and its alloys.
Milled plates It is possible to produce plates with different milling profiles, in compliance with the client’s specific requests, by using the appropriate tools. The maximum sizes and thicknesses of milled plates depend on the type of milling required. After milling, the plates are butter-finished and washed to guarantee perfectly clean milled areas. They may undergo further surface finishing treatments, mainly sandblasting or electrolytic polishing. Different finishes or special coatings may be carried out following specific request by the client. The milled plates can be produced in different materials such as: carbon steel, stainless steels, Aluminium Alloys, Copper and its alloys.
The VICO-Screen™ is made by winding a continuous V-sectioned extruded wire helicoidally onto support rods. At each intersection, the V-sectioned wire is welded to the support rod by an electric resistance welding process. The VICO-Screen™ has extremely precise continuous openings thanks to which a large open area is obtained. This, in turn, guarantees an extremely low pressure drop through the filtering surface. Thanks to this feature, the VICO-Screen™ is ideal as a support or container for catalysts or resins and as a filter for sand or particles, even of extremely small dimensions. The high number of welds also gives the screen an extremely high mechanical resistance and a very long lifespan. The continuous openings and triangular section of the wires ensure that there are only two particle contact points, thereby minimising the risk of clogging. Additionally, thanks to the particularly smooth surface of the VICO-Screen™, the abrasive effect due to contact between the product and the filtering surface is greatly reduced.
The VICO-MB is a ‘balanced’ belt and consists of alternating right and left-hand wire spirals, connected together by pre-crimped connecting rods. This is classified according to the pitch and internal spacing of the spiral wire, the diameter of the wire and rod and the type of selvage. VICO-MB can have welded or ladder selvages or ladder welded selvages. It can also be supplied with driving chains and guard edges and reinforced selvages. VICO-MB conveyor belts for confectionery industry are mainly made of carbon steel, galvanized steel and stainless steels.
The VICO-REL® belt consists of elements formed by wire links, locked together by electro-welding one or more cross wires, connected by means of connecting rods. It is usually sprocket or wheel driven. Special chains can also be mounted to suit particular applications or specifications. The link pitch may vary according to the size of the product being transported. VICO-REL® is classified according to the pitch of the links and the rods, their diameter and the type of selvage. Welded selvages are normally used for VICO-REL® conveyor belts for confectionery industry. They can also be supplied with driving chains and guard edges. VICO-REL® conveyor belts for confectionery industry are mainly made of carbon steel, galvanized steel and stainless steels.
The VICO-RC belt is made of high tensile strength stainless steel or carbon steel wires and is driven by sprockets. The high flexibility of this belt allows the use of very small shaft. VICO-RC conveyor belts for confectionery industry are classified according to the weave width and weave spacing, the diameter of the wire, the internal and external hook widths and the type of selvage. They can have simple loop or double loop end selvages. VICO-RC conveyor belts for confectionery industry are mainly made of spring steel and stainless steels.