Conveyors often handle products in harsh environments and perform under the most demanding conditions such as high temperature product cooling and heating. Stainless steel wire mesh chain is generally preferred in these extreme temperature environments. Although Dorner does not provide this belt material type as a standard product offering, many Dorner conveyor platforms can be modified to accept it without major alterations. A recent project for a corn chip cooling conveyor provided just such a challenge – tweak a stainless steel AquaPruf 7300 Series conveyor to run a wire-mesh metal chain. By working directly with a belt vendor and our customer, we were able to retain much of the standard conveyor’s design components while providing a platform to effectively run the required belt material.
– Dorner Manufacturing
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Down to the wire
July 1, 2011