San Antonio Belting & Pulley
Conveyor belts are on the front lines of the conveyor system. These come in a range of sizes, from medium to heavy-duty, and in a variety of surface materials and coverings. With such a wide range of choices, it is necessary to find the right belt — and overall conveying system — for your industry needs and business needs.
As a pioneer in conveyance automation systems, San Antonio Belting & Pulley provides regular lines and highly customizable systems. We are also one of the few companies of our kind running in-house belting cells. This means that we can work with leading manufacturers to deliver custom conveyor systems and conveyor belts that perform and last.
Why San Antonio Belting & Pulley Conveyor Belts Stand Out
San Antonio Belting & Pulley conveyor belts stand out compared with our competition for a variety of reasons. Our in-house belting cell is meticulously cutting, peerless, splicing, v-guiding, testing, and inspecting all customer conveyor belts. We provide the highest-quality splicing, cleat welding, and V-guiding techniques. Additionally, San Antonio Belting & Pulley gives industry-leading tensioning methods, belt tracking, and speeds. All vacuum conveyor belts are assembled at San Antonio Belting & Pulley’s facilities to guarantee peak part-holding ability and perforation pattern quality. Our team oversees quality assurance, translating into more-reliable vacuum conveyors and systems for our customers.
Our unique V-guiding enables the highest tracking and accurate product movement. V-guiding is used before the belt is assembled in contrast with other companies on the market that use the V-guide after splicing. This limits the accuracy of the tracking of the belt and creates possible failure points. By adding the V-guide to the belt, the V-guide strip retains its integrity as a smooth guide on the belt.
Beyond the unrivaled quality of the San Antonio Belting & Pulley conveyor belts, it is important to point out that our lead times are among the fastest in the industry. This could make a difference in keeping a production line operating in your business.
A Closer Look at Conveyor Belt Types
Industrial hose is also known as an industrial rubber hose. It’s one hose that’s used as a connector in all kinds of equipment for industries. Compared with hard hoses, industrial hoses have the excellent flexible and bending features. Industrial hose is used in the more complex, even worse operating environment than civilian hose. The equipment also has more demanding requirements to hose, so the industrial hoses has the strict specification and standard from the design, material choice, production, and transportation to the ultimate storage. Industrial hoses are available in wider range of size option, vast range of pressure and temperature and higher chemical resistance.
Fabric Conveyor Belts
The versatile design of the conveyor belt enables small pulley diameters, quick installation, and product handling. Fabric belts come in a range of weights and fabrics and can be used in both woven and non-woven types. The belt structure consists of many components, including the cover sheet, the protection layer, and the side pulley material. Fabric belts could be used in a wide range of applications, from medium to heavy-duty manufacturing, in a broad range of industries like material storage, robotics, and FDA food processing applications.
Modular Conveyor Belts
Modular plastic conveyor belts are easy to clean, long-lasting, and sanitize, as well as easy to repair and maintain. Solid construction eliminates friction, delamination, and bonding. In addition, the open surface area can be the perfect solution for draining and cooling applications. Sometimes mounted in a bricklay pattern, the interchangeable belts can be modified to suit various widths and lengths.
Flexible chains also referred to as tabletop chains, are suitable for complex layouts and for a wide variety of settings. Flexible chains have a knuckle that runs along the center of the conveyor track, leaving the sides of the belt fully open. This gives users the full width of the conveyor belt and gives you greater flexibility in handling the product. These durable belts are widely used for secondary packaging, bottling, general manufacturing, automation, and more.
How to Determine Which Belt I Need
San Antonio Belting & Pulley conveying solutions let you choose the right belting option. In addition to your intended general requirement, you may need to consider some other specification when deciding which belt you need, including:
Temperature: Are you looking for a cold belt or one that can withstand high temperatures? Silicone is processed in harsh conditions, making it a suitable material for the cooking and baking industries. Nevertheless, polyethylene is well suited for lower temperatures.
Abrasion resistance: This is an important attribute when coping with things that can cause the belts to wear and tear. For instance, the type of metalworking industry and other industries that might confront sharp edges call for a durable belt that can withstand scrapes, cuts, and punctures. Polyurethane and nitrile-butadiene rubber are extremely rated for abrasion resistance.
Color preference – The last bullet point, color preference, might sound irrelevant, but it’s not just for aesthetics. The shade of a conveyor can come into play for a variety of reasons. Like one thing, the black conveyor surface is useful in picking situations where it is necessary to differentiate colors from each other. Dark surfaces can also conceal runoff from inkjet printing. More importantly, color can correlate to the form or use of materials: blue also relates to hygiene and safety and is often used in food handling processes.
Replacement Conveyor Belt
San Antonio Belting & Pulley also provides high-quality, robust replacement conveyor belts if the existing system that needs to be overhauled.
Whether you need a replacement or a brand new conveyor belt that involves modification, be assured that San Antonio Belting & Pulley will produce a product that not only satisfies your automation needs but improves your conveyor system.
Custom Conveyor Systems
The right conveyor system to meet your needs leads to higher quality, improved productivity, and optimized performance. If one of San Antonio Belting & Pulley’s standard lines does not fulfill your production or space needs, a customized solution is worth considering. Custom conveyor systems can be transformative for your company and your bottom line.
San Antonio Belting & Pulley specializes in custom conveyor systems designed, constructed, and installed to suit the unique applications of your client.
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San Antonio Belting & Pulley
211 W Cevallos, San Antonio, TX 78204
San Antonio Belting & Pulley
1620 N Hwy 123 Bypass, Seguin, TX 78155