If you are using conveyor belts and they are not made of ptfe, you are almost certainly doing yourself and your business a disservice. There are countless different types of production line that make a lot of use of conveyor belts, and in virtually any circumstances that you may think of, ptfe can be an attractive solution. As a material ptfe is not particularly well known among the general public, but it is increasingly being put to use by experts in efficiency and production in factory settings in all sorts of industries. This is due to some particularly special properties that ptfe has when compared to other materials and textiles. For example, ptfe is proven to be:
- Heat resistant;
- Easy to maintain.
Where ptfe is in use already
A Dutch company called Hardick has been supplying ptfe conveyor belts and all of the bits and pieces to go with them for many years now. The company has existed for more than 100 years. On www.hardick.nl they claim that their products are in use in an impressively wide range of situations, including UV driers, infrared driers, cooling tunnels, laminating machines, drying ovens, baking conveyor belts and presses. The unique properties of ptfe make it ideal for all of these situations and more. It can handle far higher temperatures than many other materials that are put to use in similar production environments and it does not crack or rupture easily. Any damage which it does incur is particularly easy to fix, especially in comparison with some other type of conveyor belt materials. It does not require an extra non-stick coating as it is naturally non-stick, which means that the non-stick layer can also not wear off with time and remains reliable and robust for far longer than other materials that are commonly used. It is also an excellent choice of material for food products as it is not sensitive to bacterial or fungal growth and is very easy to clean thoroughly. That is why it is increasingly used in the food industry. It is even a suitable material for medical items like disposable gloves which also require extreme standards of hygiene. Dust-sensitive materials like electrical components and solar panels benefit greatly from the cleanliness of ptfe conveyor belts in production. Thanks to it being anti-static as well as non-stick, the material is also well suited to use with computer component and various fabric production processes which can be sensitive to static electricity build up.
Getting the right conveyor belt
In general you buy a ptfe conveyor belt in the same way you would buy one made of any other material. It can be produced in virtually any dimensions that may be required. On www.hardick.nl you can order a sample to be sent to your place of business, request more information or ask them to call you. They can advise you about all of your options and the best specifications for your circumstances. If you place an order the product will be produced to your exact specifications and delivered in 1 to 3 working days, with any instructions necessary for installation. Hardick delivers to anywhere in the world. They maintain a high level of post-sale service for all of their customers to ensure that your ptfe conveyor belt continues to function as it should and to advice you about any necessary maintenance. Hardick make sure that they have experts available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that your production line continues to run.