Modular belt conveyors manufactured in the UK by Spaceguard
Modular belt conveyors by Spaceguard provide a reliable solution for a wide variety of conveyor applications.
The positive driven plastic modular belt conveyor is able to be configured to suit a wide range of products. It is also very versatile with the capability to transport items horizontally, up inclines and round corners.
The hygienic design of the medium duty conveyor is also ideal for many areas including industrial and direct food applications. It is particularly suitable in environments where after use cleaning and wash down is required. This is especially important in food processing for example.
What is a modular conveyor belt?
Modular belt conveyors are a type of flat belt conveyor where the belt is comprised of many interlocking modules instead of a synthetic fabric. It is driven by sprockets which lock into the The modular belt’s interlocking modules are made from robust materials which tolerate low and high temperatures.
For this reason and due to the ease in which the belt can be removed and cleaned, modular conveyors are often used in the food industry. The interlocking modules of the belt also allow for air or liquids to pass through which again is beneficial in the food industry for drying items.
Our team is available to discuss all your modular belt conveyor needs. They will happily advise you on the best solution to suit your requirements.
Straight running open pitch
Straight running closed pitch
Sideflexing corner turn belt
Modular Belt Conveyor Gallery
Modular Belt Example - 90 Degree Product Transfer
We offer fast quotes on any conveyor at an affordable price.
Modular Conveyor Systems from Spaceguard
- Hygienic design, suitable for cleaning, also wash down.
- Proven conveyor product. therefore low maintenance.
- Length and widths to your specification, as a result tailored to suit your application
- Quality reliable components in addition to excellent customer service.
- FDA Approved materials.
- Supplied together with manuals including material compliance information.
Modular conveyors are often used to transport:
- Small items such as screws and components
- Food & beverage products
- Plastic boxes and also totes
- Heavier items on pallets
- Cardboard boxes and packages
- Irregular shaped packages
Areas in which modular conveyor belts can be found include:
- Packaging lines
- Cooling and drying applications
- Assembly lines
- Tray merging and routing
- Warehousing distribution
- Clean rooms
- Pharmaceutical applications
What are the advantages of using modular belt conveyors?
The modular belt conveyor is incredibly versatile as it is available with a range of belt material options. This allows for a wider range of objects to be transported. A regular belt conveyor for example is likely to become damaged over time when transporting sharp items. As the modular belting is constructed from plastic components it is much more suited for sharp item transport. This is why modular belts are often found in meat processing facilities.
The materials used to construct the belt are durable, chemical resistant, and also suitable for exposure to hot and cold temperatures (-60°C to 170°C).
If a modular belt does become damaged, it is very easy and economical to replace a small section of the belt rather than having to replace the whole belt. The parts of a modular belt link together with pins, somewhat similar to the linking methods used in metal watch straps. These links can be removed or replaced with ease and at low cost.
The modular belt also differs from a regular conveyor belt in that it does not have tracking issues. As the drive sprockets interlock with the belt itself there is little opportunity for the belt to shift or slip out of alignment when lateral force is applied.
The belt can be removed entirely for disinfecting and cleaning purposes within just minutes.
The modular belt can also be used in wet environments. One additional benefit of using modular belts in wet environments is that as the belt construction allows for air & liquids to pass through. This makes modular belt conveyors particularly suited for draining or drying products prior to packing.
Conveyor bends and corners also become easily achievable through the use of a modular belt. Similarly flights (also known as cleats) can simply be attached to the modular belting. A flight is added to a conveyor to prevent fall back of items when travelling upwards. In contrast, regular conveyor belts flights have to be fused to the belt material itself.
What are the disadvantages of using modular plastic conveyor belts?
The cost of the belting itself can be costly in comparison to a traditional conveyor belt. This is due to the labour required to create the interlocked mesh.
These conveyors also cannot run at high speeds unlike a traditional flat belt conveyor. without getting loud. In some environments this could be problematic.
Plastic modular belts also have a set pitch, meaning any belt replacement has to be an exact match to suit the existing sprockets.
Why choose Spaceguard?
Spaceguard has many years of experience in delivering reliable bespoke stainless steel conveyors for the food and pharmaceutical industries. We also have an excellent relationship with many leading industries who trust us to supply their belt conveyors. As a UK manufacturer Spaceguard is an ideal partner to deliver a robust and also reliable long lasting conveyors, at a realistic cost to your requirements.