Furnace Belt Co. manufactures custom, flat wire, metal belting products designed to fit our diverse clients’ unique application needs. With their smooth, level surface, flat wire belts possess an even carrying plane, making them a popular choice in the canning and food processing industries. This flattened wire surface allows for consistent heat transfer, ideal for various baking and heating applications, and these belts are also appropriate for cleaning and washing raw vegetables, seafood, meat, and poultry. Though commonly employed for food-related purposes, these highly functional belts can be used in many other types of product sorting, packaging, transfer, and assembly operations as well.
Flat wire belting is constructed from a network of flat wire pickets connected together with straight round wire that has been inserted through precisely positioned holes. Flat wire belts offer a variety of benefits, including large, open mesh which allows for free circulation and drainage. Flat wire conveyors also possess a high strength-to-weight ratio, require minimum maintenance, and can be easily cleaned to meet sanitation requirements—one of the reasons why they remain popular belting systems for the food processing industry. Flat wire belts can be more economical than woven wire belts for certain applications.
Our standard duty flat wire belting can be manufactured in a wide variety of mesh sizes, with 1x1 inch and 1/2x1 inch mesh sizes among the most common choices. Standard duty belts are normally equipped with clinched edges (except for true 1/2 x ½ of an inch mesh sizes) to prevent mesh shrinkage on the rods, but can also be furnished with button-head welded edges. We also offer heavy-duty flat wire belting, good for applications where additional strength is essential.
Our custom, flat wire belts can be constructed using carbon steel, galvanized steel, or stainless steel. In addition, we offer several related products, such as flights, clips, connectors, and flat wire sprockets. As a top manufacturer of custom metal conveyors, we urge you to contact Furnace Belt for more information about this unique type of belting system.