Ammeraal Beltech Rapplon folder gluer belts for contact with foodstuffs
Ammeraal Beltech’s Rapplon folder gluer belts, which meet FDA and EC standards for contact with dry foodstuffs, form part of BMG’s extensive range of Food Grade belts used in pristine hygiene applications.
“Rapplon folder gluer belts, which have been re-engineered for the carton box industry, are now fitted with abrasion-resistant, non-glazing Food Grade covers for safe use in food, liquid and pharmaceutical packaging industries,” explains Ryan Forsyth, Business Unit Manager, BMG’s light materials handling division. “There are many applications in the food processing sector, where standard process or conveyor belts cannot be used. It is critical in modern food processes, that only high-quality coating materials – suitable for direct contact with foodstuffs, as well as for packed food conveying – are used to ensure hygienic and safe processing and efficient logistics.”
The new construction of Rapplon Food Grade folder gluer belts ensures reduced energy consumption and also offers extended service life and fewer maintenance stops.
BMG’s Rapplon folder gluer belts, which are available in 3 mm, 4 mm and 5,5 mm thicknesses to fit most folder gluer machines, provide a firm grip on all types of board for accurate carton blank movement during folding, gluing and packing production.
This range is available in ‘QuickSplice’ and ‘Classic’ designs, with FDA and EC Food Grade covers, to ensure precise transport and folding of carton blanks at high speeds.
The ‘QuickSplice’ design offers lower noise pollution and reduced energy consumption of up to 14% throughout the life of the belt. This system ensures safe and easy belt tracking, even at speeds of up to 700 m/min.
‘QuickSplice’ belts, which are suitable for running in both directions, are perfectly aligned with a quick finger splice for fast belt replacement. High-edge stability prevents fraying and a 0,6 % belt fitting tension reduces shaft and bearing loads. A dimensionally stable polyester core means no pre-tensioning is required.
The ‘Classic’ design has high-edge stability to prevent the edge of the belt from fraying and can be safely used in applications up to 80°C. Traditional technology with wedge skived and glued joints is the recommended splice method.
BMG’s comprehensive range of food grade belts, which meets pristine hygiene standards in the food, beverage and packaging sectors, includes rubber, polyurethane, silicone and PTFE coated-process conveyor and folder gluer belts.
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