In some cases two is better than one. Intralox LLC, Harahan, La., said it is partnering with Mol Belting Systems, Grand Rapids, Mich., and its ThermoDrive LLC subsidiary. The agreement establishes Intralox, a leading supplier of modular plastic conveyor belting, as the exclusive provider of Mol’s ThermoDrive product.

Officials say ThermoDrive belting is a patented, positive-drive, low-tension belt with a continuous, easy-to-clean surface. Like Intralox modular plastic belting, Intralox ThermoDrive belts are especially suited for hygienic applications in food processing. With a 100 percent closed surface, these homogenous, thermoplastic belts can dramatically improve food safety, quality assurance, and operational efficiency. By offering this new, breakthrough conveyance technology, Intralox is further enhancing its comprehensive line of hygienic conveyance solutions.

“With ThermoDrive, we invented a technology that changed the norm in conveying for food processors,” says Barry Whitman, president of ThermoDrive LLC. “We believe that Intralox is the company to introduce this innovation to the world of food processing. Intralox can provide the expert sales and service to customers globally as they learn to apply it in their operations.”

“Both Intralox and Mol Belting Systems share a corporate culture that embodies integrity, customer focus and market-driven innovation,” adds Jim Honeycutt, Intralox ThermoDrive product manager (former Mol Belting Systems sales and engineering manager). “As a result of this partnership, Intralox is presenting customers with the most complete and comprehensive solutions in food processing conveyance.”

The patented technology behind the ThermoDrive belting concept was first developed by Mol Belting Systems. Through partnership, Intralox now offers its service, support and guarantees - along with decades of conveyance expertise - to the product. ThermoDrive LLC will continue to manufacture ThermoDrive belting, while Intralox will provide belt fabrication, sales and support.