Molded Belt Covers
Megadyne Belt Corporation’s molded covers follow a unique process and are available in a wide selection of materials to meet our customer’s needs. For our molded covers, we mold uncured rubbers onto base belts, autoclave and grind them to gauge, producing a seamless cover and ensuring a uniform structure. Our process creates a belt without bumps, splices, seams, or hard spots, while drastically reducing delamination, increasing belt life, and creating uniform wear surfaces.
In addition to many industry standard materials for molding, Megadyne Belt Corporation has developed its proprietary DuraTaq™ compound, which offers a high coefficient of friction and low wear resistance. It’s the perfect choice for applications requiring superior wear performance in difficult abrasion settings, leading to extended life and greater machine uptime performance.
Molded covers can be further modified with holes, slots, ground impressions, grooves, pockets and other designs to assist in enhancing product handling and movement. See our modification page for additional details.
In many cases, the chosen belt substrate and cover material do not lend themselves to a cured homogeneous bond. In these cases, depending on the base belt type, we can fabricate or extrude a cover to assist in product handling.
Cover materials offer enhanced performance in applications in instances where:
- High or low friction is desired
- Non-marking of product conveyed is essential
- Heat resistance is required
- Compressibility is essential for fragile product handling
- Wear resistance is needed for abrasive material being conveyed, or
- Products moved must be offloaded easily without sticking
Fabricated covers can be further modified with holes, slots, ground impressions, grooves, pockets and other designs to assist in enhancing product handling and movement.
Coatings for Belts
Megadyne Belt Corporation has developed state-of-the-art processes for applying silicone and neoprene to a wide range of belt substrates, both stable and elastic. Coated belts are commonly used in product transport applications where environmental conditions such as temperature would have an adverse effect on fabricated covers. Additionally, the coating of certain material substrates allows for the finished product to move across low-profile conveyors where designs such as knife-edge pulley transports are common.
FDA silicone materials allow for use in the transport of hygienic goods and medical related parts and components. Silicone is an excellent cover material where the use of glues and adhesives are present in product manufacture.
Neoprene rubber can be formulated to provide good chemical and wear resistance, anti-static features, and self-extinguishing (UL94V) non-flammable properties for use in precision conveying applications. Our Neoprene Rubber Coatings can be applied to various substrates.
Coated belts can be further modified with holes to assist in vacuum draw applications.
- Neoprene on Woven Polyester
- Silicone on Hytrel
- Silicone Coated Foam
- Silicone on Woven Polyester